• Materials Manager

    Location US-CT-Windsor
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/11/2019 3:45 PM)
    Requisition Number
    # of Positions Remaining
    Position Type
    Full time
    Experience (Years)
    Manufacturing/Production/Operations - All
    Security Clearance Required?
  • Overview

    Triumph Group designs, engineers, manufactures, repairs and overhauls a broad portfolio of aviation and industrial components, accessories, subassemblies, systems, and aircraft structures. We partner with original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and operators of commercial, regional, business and military aircraft worldwide, to provide products and services that solve their hardest problems. So, whatever the part, component or complexity of assembly, Triumph Group is committed to quality, service and meeting the specialized needs of each customer.
    Triumph Integrated Systems provides a full range of integrated solutions for aircraft manufactures around the globe. We partner with key manufacturers to produce crucial components, systems and subsystems required to help maintain a competitive and technological advantage. We provide design, development and support of internally designed components, subsystems and systems, as well as production of complex assemblies using external designs. 
    Based in Windsor, CT, Triumph employs approximately 150 personnel. The Company’s key products and services include design, development, manufacture and support of highly engineered mechanical actuation and components for fixed wing and rotary commercial and military aircraft and military systems. 


    We are in search of a Materials Manager to manage the planning group as well as logistics and shipping / receiving to ensure cost, quality and delivery targets are met. Leading a team of 7 planning staff and 7 shipping/receiving staff, the successful candidate will provide leadership to drive the group to optimal inventory utilization, customer satisfaction of delivery and quality and effective processes to meet the needs of the business.  This will be accomplished through the management of the team to establish planning and stocking strategies, lead the demand process, forecasting policies and planning techniques.


    • Driving inventory optimization by implementing best practices while satisfying customer demands and business targets – includes WIP / E&O reduction and FG strategies.
    • Ensuring policy deployment objectives for material inventory utilization and on-time delivery are satisfied.
    • Providing appropriate material availability to meet customer demands and revenue targets.
    • Establishing and maintaining MPS and finished goods inventory policies.
    • Creating standard work/detailed work instructions for planning functions by product line.
    • Analyzing market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and prepare market analysis. Calculating capacity and demand variation using simulation analysis.
    • Establishing Skills Matrix & Performance Metrics.
    • Reporting metrics such as; arrears, customer OTD, inventory, etc.
    • Maintaining inventory integrity and implement cycle count monitoring.
    • Overseeing all activities related to material management.
    • Identifies and leads Continuous Improvement events.
    • Develops Kanban pull systems and lean manufacturing processes.
    • Arranges for the disposal of surplus and obsolete materials.


    Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Bachelor’s degree (BS) in Mfg. Technology, Supply Chain, Engineering or technical related discipline.
    • 8-10 years of experience in a complex, highly engineered, manufacturing environment, preferably within the aerospace industry.
    • Fluent with MRP systems, specifically materials management functionality.
    • A basic knowledge of military and commercial aerospace specifications and standards preferred.
    • Strong business acumen coupled with mental aptitude and motivation to learn new functions and expand areas of expertise.
    • Strong knowledge of Lean practices including VMI and Kanban inventory programs.
    • Exceptional interpersonal skills. Successful candidate regularly interacts with teams on matters concerning several functional areas. Requires the ability to change the thinking of and/or gain acceptance from others in sensitive situations, without negatively effecting day-to-day operations.
    • Proven ability to embrace and implement new and varied material management approaches.

    Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • APICS, CPM and/or similar certification.
    • Advanced degree.
    • Vantage and or Syteline experience desirable
    • Technical: MS Office, Project Mgt tools experience is a plus


    Physical Requirements (Lifting, Bending, Stretching, etc.)

    • Ability to walk, stand and sit for period of time.
    • Ability to remain seated for long periods of time while working on a computer or documentation, etc.
    • Must have manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard and standard office equipment.
    • Must be capable of withstanding long period of viewing data on a computer screen and/or in paper format.
    • Ability to interact with a diversity of people and diverse levels of personnel.


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