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Logistics Manager- Material Planner

Willis, Texas | Direct Hire

Post Date: 05/17/2017 Job ID: 14399 Function: Supply Chain Pay Rate: $85,000-90,000

International design and manufacturing firm has an excellent opportunity available for a Logistics Manager – Material Planner.  This position will report directly to the Plant Manager and have several direct reports.  Areas of responsibility include Forecasting, Planning, Customer Intimacy / Satisfaction, Freight & Packaging / Logistics, Inventory and Health & safety within department. 

Salary: $85,000-90,000
Location: Houston Area, North


  • Sets and manages strategic Planning and customer policy incorporating all aspects of Sales and Operational Planning within manufacturing. (Incorporates Customer Intimacy, production and material planning)
  • Provide Solid analytics and scenario modelling to support management decisions to optimize and meet financial budgets and business KPI’s
  • Effective management of company inventory and maintain the required stocking levels
  • Ensure business objectives, regarding all Logistic responsibilities, are delivered, ensuring we meet customer expectations
  • Ensure Business Systems Experts for SAP supported within structure.
  • Responsible for the operational support and management of Customer Key Accounts, setting customer intimacy policy and ensuring all customer portal data is maintained
  • Management of production and material planning activities utilizing forecasting methodology
  • Provide a service to all external and internal customers
  • Business Systems Expert (BSE) for SAP modules for customer front end, planning activities and warehouse (Development and policy setting)
  • To manage and assist in setting budgets and business KPI’s
  • Facilitate accurate Sales demand data to support forecasting and planning
  • Manage all Freight and Packaging spend
  • Monitor transportation costs and providers
  • Problem solving logistical issues to support improvement plans
  • Manage Inventory levels and profiles according to business KPI’s
  • Manage engagement with Sales, Marketing and Product Managers to support, budget process, rolling forecast process, new product introduction and quotation process
  • Develop, Provide and Monitor manufacturing plan which meets budgets and business KPI’s
  • Manage engagement with all operational facets of the business to deliver manufacturing plan to budget
  • Identify talent to leverage Customer Intimacy, Planning and Logistics capabilities
  • Continuously seek improvements to Planning and Logistics practices through benchmarking
  • To support all aspects of Lean manufacturing from education to implementation
  • Ensure robust GR (Goods Receipt) process is adhered to
  • Manage Annual Stock take process
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by management
  • Ensure effective communication, promote teamwork and a ‘can do’ culture
  • Communicate effectively business objectives
  • Conduct team briefings


  • Budget and KPI setting experience
  • Materials Management experience
  • Logistics experience
  • Microsoft Office Skills
  • People management skills – impact and leadership
  • Exposure to target driven environment
  • Highly analytical demeanor
  • Strong communication skills - internal / & external
  • Integrity and valuing diversity
  • Financial and commercial exposure
  • Be able to work with Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s): On Time Delivery (Including Customer Portals), Inventory Management, Freight / Packaging Spend, Sales V Forecast, People Development
  • Prior experience with networking, SAP exposure and Supply/Logistics exposure
  • Character attributes: strategic thinker, team player, personal accountability, strong leadership, highly customer service oriented, detail oriented, flexible and adaptable
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to Health, Safety and the Environment by following federal laws and facility/company policy and related procedures

Due to the high volume of applications we typically receive, we regret that we are not able to personally respond to all applications. However, if you are invited to take the next step in the process, you will typically be contacted within 3 weeks of submitting your application.

Elizabeth Orea
Recruiter - Murray Professional

Specializing in matching talent with Human Resources, Administrative, Sales, Marketing, and Customer Service roles.

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