Materials Manager

Wabtec Corporation

Reno, NV


Position summary

ake yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

Who will you be working with?

The Materials Manager will be working with the leadership team at the Distribution Center in Reno. This location has been open nearly two years and has hit their stride...

How will you make a difference?

This Materials Manager role involves a unique opportunity to participate in the growth of a global distribution center serving the Wabtec aftermarket. The individual in this role will be involved in all activities, including but not limited to, internal material transfers, facility and process design implementation and a seamless transition for our customers. In steady-state operations, the Materials Manager will have department responsibility and shared accountability for EHS, Material Handling Integrity, Inventory Controllership and Customer On-Time Delivery. This position requires working on-site as an essential function.

What do we want to know about you?

  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment

  • Passion for innovative solutions and process improvement

  • Ability to effectively manage changing and conflicting priorities and resolve appropriately

  • Ability to work within a highly matrixed business environment

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving capabilities

  • Solid organizational and project management skills

  • Clear thinking mindset

  • Ability to prioritize and balance workload to meet deadlines

  • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing processes

  • Knowledge of the disciplines of Manufacturing Management, such as production and inventory control, variable cost productivity, fulfillment metrics, quality and cost systems and procedures

  • High level of proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, i.e. Excel, PPT, Word, creating pivot tables, vlookup's etc.)

  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in inventory management, shop operations, production planning, inventory management principles and practices, or materials management disciplines

What will your typical day look like?

  • Own all aspects of warehousing and material management including receiving, cross-docking, outsourced operations, freight forwarding, supplier defective material returns, purchase order (PO) issue resolution and cycle-counting

  • Assure global policy adherence, inventory accuracy, financial audit transparency, and transactional quality

  • Lead annual physical inventory audit, weekly cycle count and reconciliation

  • Successfully complete all month-end and quarter-close inventory processes

  • Coordinate with Finance all inventory adjustments

  • Deliver business results supporting inventory, customer delivery and team productivity

  • Manage all materials fulfillment metrics including timely receiving, trouble ticket resolution, and employee overtime

  • Maintain the highest level of integrity and ethics in all dealings with internal customers and outside suppliers

  • Drive a learning lean culture for problem solving and continuous improvement

  • Support an aggressive continuous process improvement culture, using data to baseline from existing standard to a higher standard

  • Pro-actively identify potential issues and work to resolve prior to business need

  • Assure the continued development and growth of assigned personnel through strong leadership

  • Champion 5S and Visual Management methodologies throughout the materials organization to ensure operational excellence

  • Frequently present business KPI's, challenges, and solutions to senior leadership

  • Other duties as assigned

What about the physical demands of the job?

(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)

  • Employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit throughout the work day

  • Employee is regularly required to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move 50 pounds

  • Employee is required to use mobile equipment at times

  • Employee is regularly required to wear required PPE

  • Employee is required to be on site to supervise employees

  • Requires daily face-to-face interaction with employees on production line

You may also be asked to perform other duties outside of your function or trade, for which adequate training will be provided if necessary.

Wabtec will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the U.S. for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable) and fitness for duty test (as applicable).

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world's toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world's brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles...people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.