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Materials Manager
at Dover Corporation
Sylmar, CA

Materials Manager
at Dover Corporation
Sylmar, CA

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At Anthony, a Dover Company, we are a team, and every team member contributes to our vision: To enhance people’s lives through safe and efficient merchandising technologies.  For over 60 years, our products have been part of the critical path of the food chain that starts with the farm and ends with your family consuming fresh, safe and healthy foods.  We are leading our industry by Innovating What’s Next in glass doors and intelligent merchandising technologies that keep food safe. 

As food delivery and technology converge, now more than ever, each employee at Anthony is a critical link in the chain that allows food to successfully reach consumers every day.  New ideas and new innovations are fueling Anthony’s future. We seek individuals who are positive, accountable, results driven and great managers of self to join us in the quest for innovation. Anthony offers a blend of a small company atmosphere with the benefits of large company scale, tools, and career opportunities.  We are committed to recruit, develop and retain top talent - join our team today!


Job Title:                    Materials Manager

Department:              Manufacturing

Reports To:                Director, Supply Chain

Location:                    Sylmar, CA


Position Summary:


Reporting to the Director of Supply Chain for Dover Food Retail, the Materials Manager is responsible for leading the forecasting of raw material needs, inventory planning, purchasing, supplier scheduling, warehousing of raw material, and inbound and outbound logistics.  This position will be responsible for continuously improving the complete supply chain strategy. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Manage daily support of production needs such as expediting material, setting priorities and addressing supply issues.
  • Manage and monitor order rates, inventory levels, and delivery plans.  Schedule deliveries as necessary to prevent backorders or excess stock.
  • Track supplier on-time delivery while optimizing cost and inventory.
  • Set inventory targets and order points.
  • Review requirements for releasing orders for purchase and manufacture of goods.
  • Manage supply chain projects on time and within budget.
  • Initiate and lead cross-functional projects to improve processes and costs.
  • Deliver strategic vision for the function. Implement and influence best practices in supply chain disciplines.
  • Develop a core understanding of the business cost drivers and their impact on operations, customers and competitors.
  • Provide effective team leadership to develop and maintain a robust team. Mentor and assist others in expanding their skill sets and knowledge base.
  • Collaborate with Sourcing to support cost reduction goals for purchased parts.
  • Prepare performance reports, identifying issues and recommending corrective action.
  • Develop and manage relationships with suppliers.
  • Work with Quality to manage rejections and returns with vendors.
  • Operate in a continuous improvement mode focusing on quality, cost and delivery.
  • Oversee the physical warehouses, material distribution, and coordination of annual physical inventories.
  • Oversee the outbound shipping operation, ensuring on-time, in-full delivery to customers.
  • Identify freight-savings opportunities through improved utilization, reduction in fees, etc.
  • Ensure all shipping and warehouse operations have proper material handling equipment and resources to complete tasks in a safe and timely manner.
  • Ensure compliance with any SOX requirements pertaining to area of responsibility.
  • Enforce and implement company policy, safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform special projects and assignments as required to meet business goals.


Qualification Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business Administration or Supply Chain or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience required.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in a manufacturing environment is required. Must have experience in purchasing. Experience purchasing glass, aluminum, pultruded fiberglass, fasteners and hardware is helpful.
  • APICS or ISM Certification preferred



Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:


  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of manufacturing processes and knowledge of MRP is required along with a demonstrated understanding of purchasing practices, supply chain management practices, bills of material, print reading and understanding, and knowledge of material control.
  • This position must demonstrate strong analytical, communication, interpersonal, team development, and technical skills along with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels of management within and outside the company.
  • ERP (AS400 preferred), MS Outlook, Excel, Word and Power Point
  • Solid analytical problem-solving skills. Ability to work logically and systematically with good time management. Ability to use MS Excel to analyze data and present in a meaningful manner.
  • Fluency in Spanish is a plus




All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : California : Sylmar

Sub Division : Sylmar

Job Requisition ID : 30569

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