The Materials Manager is the primary point of coordination and interface within the supply chain and overall operations organizations located at the Auburn, AL site. This role is responsible for providing comprehensive supply chain leadership with a primary focus on planning, material cost management, strategic sourcing, supplier management, and plant forecasting duties. Responsibilities: Manages and is responsible for the plant’s inventory management & optimization; Sets and manages the inventory strategy, plan for every part & monitors performance. Acts as Inventory Management subject matter expert for site; Key contributor to the SIOP process for materials availability, inventory forecast, scenario planning. Supports Plant Manager in assessing risk, setting forecast, and implementing countermeasures to close any gaps to key metrics; Helps to reduce and prevent Excess and Obsolete inventory; Uses SAP knowledge to ensure the right parameters are set while improving automation of planning process; Leads the effort to achieve and maintain alignment in the value chain between the suppliers, and the end customer in all form, fit, function, price, and delivery requirements; Leads efforts to improve primary working capital performance, product, raw material, and freight costs, all while maintaining or increasing quality and delivery; Works with the plant manager in the development of strategic plans and supporting objectives and proactively manages supporting events to assure attainment of agreed upon performance; Implements, manages, and improves all processes related to the materials department including but not limited to procurement, material handling, scheduling, inventory management, receiving, shipping, production scheduling, forecasting, demand management; Develops, coordinates, and executes strategic sourcing initiatives under agreed-upon time frames to improve the supply chain including supplier performance and supplier development; Serves as primary responsible to establish monthly revenue, inventory and capacity requirement forecasts and owner for distribution warehouses performance including managing SKU’s, proper SKU levels, OTD to Customer and Availability to Ship metrics; Leads physical inventory counts and cycle count efforts; Participates in the establishment and deployment of standard processes, policies & procedures, taking the necessary steps to ensure compliance; Leads a team of Planners & Buyers by performing full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to interviewing, hiring, coaching, developing employees, planning, assigning, directing work, and performance management; Performs other duties as assigned. Apply here.