Ajinomoto Foods North America

  • Materials Manager

    Job Locations US-MO-Joplin
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/30/2018 2:42 PM)
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    Regular Full-Time
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  • Overview

    Responsible for managing all aspects of materials flow and to maintain control and accuracy from the time raw materials arrive, until the time finished goods are successfully shipped to and received by the outbound distribution centers. The Materials Manager is a hands on, working manager accountable for the design, documentation, implementation, audit and continuous improvement for all material handling standard work, projects and related systems.


    ·       Oversee plant production scheduling to maintain target inventories and customer service levels.

    ·       Oversee procurement of raw materials, packaging and supplies required for production schedule.

    ·       Manage inbound receiving and storage. Ensure required inspections and paperwork is completed and compliant.

    ·       Manage outbound shipping and related paperwork.

    ·       Manage in-house storage and handling of materials, supplies and finished goods.  

    ·       Maintain equipment and building to SQF and safety standards.

    ·       Understands the allergen control procedures and implements the allergen storage requirements. Trains and audits the material handling team to meet all allergen control procedures

    ·       Lead and align plant inventory management processes, procedures and related operational controls including, physical inventory count cycles.

    ·       Establishment of inventory adjustment process

    ·       Assure team members are using FIFO process. Issue alerts on aging inventory.

    ·       Completes operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees.

    ·       Assumes primary responsibility for inventory counts and reconciliations.

    ·       Manages use and training of applicable IS systems.

    ·       Support/lead continuous improvement efforts.

    ·       Enforce safety and maintain high housekeeping standards.

    ·       Hire, train, develop, motivate and retain staff using hands-on leadership techniques while supporting a safe, performance based environment, while promoting AWI’s values.

    Performs other duties as assigned.




    ·       4 Year Degree with a concentration in business or math is a plus.

    ·       A minimum of three years of purchasing and/or scheduling in a food manufacturing setting.

    ·       Must have experience negotiating contracts. Food industry experience preferred.

    ·       Must have excellent written and oral communication skills, along with the ability to interact with internal and external customers.

    ·       Must be proficient in Microsoft Excel and Word; knowledge of the JDE Purchasing system is a plus.

    ·       Strong organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills required.

    ·       Must be hands-on, self-motivated with attention to detail and able to multitask in a fast paced enviroment.


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