Neapco Components

Materials Manager

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Named as one of the fastest growing private companies in the United States by Crain’s Fast 50 and Inc. Magazine and recently awarded with the Corp! Magazine 2018 Economic Bright Spot Award in the Enterprise Business category, Neapco designs, manufactures and distributes OEM driveline products for automotive and non-automotive applications throughout the globe. To guarantee high-performance but competitively priced products, we combine low-cost sourcing of materials, innovative in-house design, efficient production and quality assurance processes with high quality people.

Neapco recognizes that our team members are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to providing them with a safe, drug-free workplace fostering respect and ethical treatment. Unlawful discrimination in employment decisions based on race, color, religion, ethnic/national origin, age, sex, veteran status, disability or any similar protected status is strictly prohibited. In return for their expertise and shared commitment to our goals, we offer our team members competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.

Posted On: Monday, 24th June 2019
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Job Description:




Overall responsibility and accountability for Material and Production Planning, and Inventory Management area. Ability to assess and determinethe amount and type of materials and products to hold within the supply chain, including: managing production planning, inventory control, and developing and implementing replenishment plans.


  • Overall responsibility for all material and production planning, including inventory anagement activities within the facility

  • Create and implement best practice material planning and inventory management vision, strategy, policies, processes, and procedures, to aid and improve operationalperformance

  • Review opportunities to improve operational and financial performance, and ensure minimal operational disruption and maximum customer satisfaction

  • Contribute to overall business strategy and annual budget process

  • Manage and update material and production planning and inventory management policies, procedures, guidelines, and all associateddocuments

  • Oversee and manage inventory integrity and identify opportunities to reduce inventorylevels

  • Ensure IT systems in place are effective, accurate, and maintained; review opportunities to standardize and streamline IT systems utilizing current or new systems

  • Ensure plans, schedules, and performance metrics are accurate and readily available for timely reporting to all appropriate business partners

  • Provide leadership to Materialsdepartment; coach and develop direct reports and manage high performing teams that deliver continuous improvement, added value, and costreductions

  • Set department objectives and monitor ongoing progress andperformance

  • Ensure all functions within scope of responsibility operate in accordance with health, safety, and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety of all team members and visitors

  • Complete performance reviews, manage attendance, holidays, disciplinary issues, and procedures asappropriate

  • Establish strategy and best practices for staff to ensure achievement of overall business objectives

  • Partner with the senior management team to translate strategy into specific annual performance goals and departmental objectives, which include the development and tracking of KPIs.

  • Prepare the annual material/production planning and inventory budget and forecasts, as well as ensure compliance with customer and legal requirements; manage the budget from identification to completion of projects

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders, partnering with stakeholders to ensure material/production planning and inventory management objectives are beingmet.

  • Contribute to new business initiatives and projects and review and communicate the impact on material/production planning and inventory managementactivities

  • Ensure performance of suppliers,logistics partners, transportation companies etc., and identify and implement improvements and cost savings wherepossible

  • Ensure on time, high quality delivery to allcustomers

  • Maintain excellent relationships with customers and monitor performance and progress of deliveries to ensure customer satisfaction while optimizing costs.

  • Review environmental strategies that impact future ways of operating and implement key strategies when and wherepossible

  • Proven leadership and management skills, with the ability to optimize team performance anddevelopment

  • Excellent relationship management skills, with the ability to engage, negotiate, and manage key stakeholders, customers, and externalproviders

  • Proven analytical, problem solving, and organizationalskills.


Preferred Skills:

Core Requirements:

  • Minimum 10+ years of progressive experience in a key leadership/management role in a manufacturing facility (automotive/aftermarket manufacturing experience required).

  • Previous experience of leading material/production planning and inventory management within an automotive or manufacturing environment, with expert knowledge and understanding of automotive processes, components, and supply chainmanagement in an aftermarket and OE environment.

  • Expert knowledge of technical regulations and legislation related tofield

  • Advanced Excel experience required

  • Knowledge of raw materials, distribution of goods, and manufacturing processes

  • Knowledge of lean techniques

  • Strong business acumen (management principles, strategic planning, critical thinking, budgeting, resource allocation, human resources, etc.)


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management (or related discipline) or a combination of education and experience

  • Lean Certification preferred

  • Six Sigma Greenbelt/Blackbelt preferred

  • APICS Certification preferred

  • MBA or MS preferred