Terex Corporation

Materials Manager

2 weeks ago(1/9/2018 12:33 PM)
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Supply Mgmt and Trans


Terex Utilities is a leading designer and manufacturer of digger derricks, aerial devices and associated equipment for the electrical utility, telecommunications, tree care and electrical contractor markets.


The Materials Manager ensures that the materials delivery system are in place to ensure efficient flow of material to support the production demands of a multi-site, integrated manufacturing environment.  Monitors timing and sequence of material movements and makes systems adjustments for optimizing inventory and minimizing waste.  Responsible for the materials information flow within the Terex materials management system; kanban, just-in-time deliveries and plan-for-every-part (PFEP.)


Plans, directs, and coordinates programs and processes to ensure material availability and delivery in support of manufacturing.  Formulates plant supplied materials forecast based on order entry rates and manufacturing constraints.  Collects and compiles data on supplier quality, cost, and delivery.  Reports on supplier performance and coordinates corrective action with suppliers.  Responsible for daily management and facilitation of daily activities in the assigned areas.




  • Manage and develop a team to ensure goals and objectives of the organization are met and that a safe work environment is provided for team members
  • Oversees and maintains optimum inventory levels to ensure just-in-time deliveries to support manufacturing requirements while minimizing carrying costs and premium transportation charges.
  • Converts production control planning and scheduling programs to meet materials forecasts and to balance the level of inventory to support manufacturing.
  • Develops and maintains continuing programs of exploration for new materials, suppliers, and processes to achieve the best possible quality, reliability, prices, and delivery.
  • Coordinates material requirements planning using the “lean manufacturing” philosophy.
  • Gathers information to evaluate current work processes in order to determine the optimal flow of materials information.
  • Develops strategies and programs that improve the productivity and efficiency of materials flows within the company.
  • Develop and maintain PFEP.  Ensures and oversees the PFEP database, either directly or through subordinates.
  • Ensures the rules of Kanban are maintained.
  • Identify root causes of shortages and implement corrective actions.
  • Identify and implement material information flow requirements.
  • Exercise judgment to take action within existing policy, strategy, and business conditions.
  • Develop alternate plan scenarios that are reasonable and meet short and long term objectives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned that support the overall objective of the position.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management,  Engineering or Business.  The equivalent experience, plus five years of continuous and progressively responsible experience working in an industrial products materials function may be considered in lieu of degree.
  • 5 or more year's experience in either Purchasing, Scheduling, Materials Inventory Control  and/or Production Control required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to effectively create a vision based on company goals, initiate projects and facilitate their execution, using available resources and Lean techniques.
  • Experience and accomplishments in constructing, managing, and continuously improving a materials flow process that is in accordance with accepted JIT practices and lean manufacturing concepts.
  • Excellent understanding of BOMs, ECN processes and, Lean manufacturing techniques, preferred training in JIT and TQM.
  • 3 or more years of experience in determining root causes of material flow problems and successfully eliminating them.
  • 5 or more years working in purchasing, production and inventory control, operations, and business software systems. 
  • A minimum of 3 year’s leadership experience, preferably in a materials management role.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability; ability to pull teams together; ability to develop people.
  • Excellent problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to lead teams in problem solving activities and creating change.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple priorities in a continuously changing environment.
  • Good training skills and a strong belief in importance of continuous training and strong orientation towards continuous improvement.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills: ability to create partnerships with suppliers and the Terex team in creating a better delivery system.
  • Demonstrated high respect for people as individuals and as members of the company team.



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