Joerns Healthcare Materials Manager in ARLINGTON, Texas

About Joerns :

Joerns Healthcare is a leading national distributor of therapeuticsupportsurfaces, bariatric care equipment, negative pressure wound therapy systems, and safe patient handling solutions. We serve special patient handling needs across the entire continuum of care, including acute care hospitals, long term acute care hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and hospice centers.

We continually strive to provide the most exceptional service, the most affordable products, and the most innovative patient care solutions to our customers. We are currently searching for skilled, self-motivated and dedicated professionals to add to our team. We offer hands on training, benefits and an outstanding work environment.

Benefits :

At Joerns Healthcare, each eligible employee receives a competitive total compensation package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance and Short Term Disability. Our employees also receive Paid Vacation and Holidays. Please note that benefits may vary by site.

Position Summary :

The Materials Manager has primary responsibility for establishing, implementing, and directing all aspects of material planning and production scheduling for the Arlington, TX and Matamoros, MX facilities. He or she will oversee the scheduling and raw material management functions, including the creation and management of processes that ensure company product/service quality standards are met.

Major Duties & Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for leading all activities of the Materials team to ensure operational excellence in master scheduling, material delivery and input/output control to achieve exceptional performance to customer commitments.

  • Measure and communicate master schedule attainment, and initiate root cause problem solving to analyze variability and improve performance.

  • Analyze and troubleshoot problems in planning and execution, and generate alternatives to resolve both internal and external processing constraints.

  • Develop and maintain tools that will provide visibility to shortages and prioritize requirements.

  • Act as escalation point for material concerns, lead daily shortage meetings to ensure supply continuity, report on KPIs (inventory days on hand, line interruptions, expedite costs, etc.) and enforce best practices.

  • Collaborate with purchasing, engineering, production, and new product development to coordinate engineering changes related to order timing, part revisions,

  • new product launches.

  • Enforce maintenance of materials requirements planning master data parameters to ensure accurate demand signals (i.e. lead times, minimum order quantities, lot sizing, safety stock); identify and resolve system and/or bill of matieral inaccuracies to preserve data integrity.

  • Participate in and lead materials requirements planning system development activities, including specification writing, development, testing, and training.

  • Coordinates and communicates cross functionally with Sales, Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality, Supply Chain, and Finance to incorporate and maintain customer and business requirements into Production Planning.

  • Designs, measures and communicates metrics that track the effectiveness of production planning and manufacturing execution.

Required Education :

Bachelors of Arts or Bachelors of Science Degree

Required Skills & Experience :

  • Minimum of 7 years experience in materials management, production control, purchasing or manufacturing

  • Minimum of 5 years management experience

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skillset and demonstrated proficiency in MS Excel

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and work in an extremely fast-paced environment

  • Ability to problem-solve and work collaboratively across teams

  • Proven ability to foster and develop a strong team of material planners through selective recruitment, training and coaching.

  • Demonstrated resilience and capacity to lead a team through periods of change

  • Knowledge of various ERP/MRP systems a plus

  • Ability to travel 25-50% depending on demand

Preferred Skills, Experience & Education :

  • Master’s degree in engineering, supply chain or business

  • APICS certification

  • Bilingual Spanish capabilities

  • SAP experience

Joerns Healthcare is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Job Location US - TX - ARLINGTON

Posted Date 10/14/2016

Type FTR Full-Time Regular

Job ID 2016-3100

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