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Materials Manager

Job Title: Materials Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Roscommon
REF: 85213
Job Published: about 2 years ago

Job Description

Our client, a medical device company in Roscommon are currently looking to recruit a Materials Manager for their site.

Materials Manager

The Materials Controller manages the purchasing and supply of quality raw materials, supplies and consumables to adequately support the production schedule in a cost-effective manner while minimising inventories. S/he is also responsible for shipping product to customers and for the conformance of the warehouse to the company?s quality system. He/she will also champion Continuous Improvement Activities within the company?s materials department in order to eliminate waste throughout the company.

Principal Duties and responsibilities
  • Effectively purchase raw materials, production supplies and capital equipment in accordance with the company?s quality and financial systems.
  • Work with the Manufacturing Managers to effectively plan materials to meet agreed production schedules.
  • Work with the technical team to identify and deliver components on target to meet new product requirements.
  • Develop relations with key vendors, establish their technical capability and work with them to source and identify new materials, manage potential stock ?outs or material discontinuations.
  • Build and maintain a motivated competent warehouse team.
  • Manage the receipt of raw materials and supplies in accordance with the company?s quality system.
  • Implement stock management and purchasing control systems.
  • Manage shipment of finished product, samples and equipment through packing for safe transportation, organisation of appropriate cost-effective transportation and generation of documentation as per the company?s quality system.
  • Actively manage inventory to minimise inventory-carrying costs and ensure accuracy through cycle counting, effective location management and accurate record.
  • Maintain warehouse areas to a high level of GMP, housekeeping and safety.
  • Maintain clear and open communication with other staff, customers, suppliers and hauliers.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to investigate and troubleshoot key areas of company concerns using a structured approach, such as Six-Sigma methodology.
  • Define and execute projects in a time and resource efficient manner controlling associated budgets.
  • Achieve project goals as agreed with the management team.
  • Together with the management team target projects which will have the biggest impact in terms of improving key business metrics.
  • Set up robust data collection systems that will support and drive projects and their continued monitoring after completion.
  • Using best practices to identify areas of improvements in order to reduce waste and improve service.
  • Give guidance to cross functional Core Teams in relation to projects/tasks under their control
  • Through analysis of existing metrics and data, identify areas of potential concern before they arise and take action to prevent occurrence of the failure

Person Specification
  • Should have a materials management qualification.
  • A strong working knowledge of plastics and plastic processing technologies would be a distinct advantage.
  • S/he should have a proven track record in Supply Chain Management Project Planning and Execution.
  • Experience in a medical device/pharmaceutical and/or diagnostics manufacturing industry is necessary.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the medical device industry and of ISO13485:2003, specifically in the areas of Change Control and Validation.
  • S/he must be innovative and have a good technical aptitude.
  • S/he should have strong communication, project management, organisational and influencing skills
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide range of diverse activities simultaneously in a fast paced environment.
  • Self-starter with good motivational and inter-personal skills

For further information on this Materials Manager role in Roscommon please contact Aoife O Reilly on 091730022 /
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