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Materials Manager

Pyrotek Inc., a growing, entrepreneurial manufacturing company servicing worldwide customers, offers a challenging and exciting opportunity in our Production Control / Purchasing department.
We are a world leader in providing high temperature materials to the metals and galvanizing industries. We are a progressive, growth-oriented company with an entrepreneurial outlook fostering Lean Manufacturing principles and employee involvement. Privately owned since 1956; Pyrotek offers industry-leading technical expertise and global resources with 66 locations in 31 countries. We have a continuous improvement, customer centric focused environment. This position could have the opportunity to grow into a broader role in Supply Chain or Operations.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
o Management of Jr. & Sr. Buyer/Planners and a clerical position (4 employees).
o Ensuring that MRP is processed and work orders released to the shop floor in a timely fashion.
o Proactively work with all internal customers and suppliers to ensure timely flow of materials to meet production schedules.
o Visit suppliers as necessary to negotiate contracts or evaluate potential new vendors.
o Defining goals for cost, quality and reliability metrics for vendors and implement changes as needed.
o Participation in continuous improvement and guide change efforts toward a lean, flexible and responsive department.
o Analyze and measure the current production status and identify problem areas that inhibit full schedule realization.
o Objectives are to continually improve on time delivery from suppliers, to manufacturing.
o Adjusting stock levels to increase inventory to help with our relocation to a new facility.
o Metrics for success will include overall spend reduction as a percent of sales, inventory turns increases, and favorable terms and conditions.
o Strong IT utilizing Visual MRP is a plus.
o Cycle counting.
o Assist Operations Manager in capital equipment purchases.
The main traits the ideal candidate possesses are:
o Continuous improvement mindset
o Solution driven
o High Energy
o Proven leadership skills
o Demonstrated experience with collaborative team building
o Detail oriented
o Strong verbal and written communication skills
o Must have a positive attitude
o Capable of making decisions
o Strong technical aptitude with understanding engineering and manufacturing (i.e. machining, and assembly)
Requirements include a minimum of 5-7 years experience in Production Control / Purchasing. A four year degree and APICS Certification is required. Engineering and Technical knowledge is highly desired. Background in equipment assembly, CNC machining and master scheduling knowledge a plus. Understanding of constraint based management and demand driven scheduling is a plus.
If you meet the requirements and have an interest in a challenging and exciting career, please submit your resume and cover letter (with salary expectations) in confidence.

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