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Materials Manager

Vaughan, ON L4L 9N6

Type: ML-Manufacturing & Logistics Job Number: 15096

Our client, an aerospace company is looking for a  Materials Manager based in Vaughan. The candidate  is responsible for the effective team building, stratification, planning of implementation, continuous improvement and management of materials strategies  to meet delivery requirements and site financial goals.

Reports to: Director of Operations

Direct Reports: Production Planners, Buyers, Production Control Coordinator, Tool Crib Attendant

Dotted Line Reports: Materials Supervisor

  • Drive cultural change that will engage the workforce and result in a successful implementation of Lean and 5S principles associated with the site management operating system
  • Lead resolution of supplier performance problems, including crisis management, with regard to Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost
  • Lead to ensure that all safety, quality, delivery and cost goals are met and challenged systemically
  • Lead her/his team to produce production schedules, budget controls, work force requirements, and production load vs. capacity tracking and analysis to ensure customer requirements are met.
  • Provide effective leadership to ensure the development of the MPS, associated MRP work order release and department schedules are actioned and executed systemically and on-time
  • Systemically lead his/her team to evaluate MRP inputs and drive down inventory and cost while optimizing work centers
  • Assist in troubleshooting production problems and evaluating contingency plans to ensure that order requirements are met
  • Leadership and maturity of the supply portion SIOP process (Sales, Inventory & Operations Planning) that aligns supply and demand for services in the business
  • Material productivity by business and product area including make/buy analysis, inventory levels, and strategic inventory improvement planning and execution
  • Working closely with Human Resources to create and execute staff development plans
  • Working with Legal/Corporate resources to ensure that procurement documents are adequately defined, including T&C’ s, NDAs, MSAs, MOUs, etc.
  • Create bids and pursuits activities by working with available resources to produce material/service cost data to develop sourcing plans that support a Plan For Every Part
  • Develop and track relevant Measures of Performance to support the development of a robust area Daily Management Metric system that ties to site Improvement Priorities r
  • Responsible for cycle counting activities to assure inventories are accurate and counts are timely to prevent the need for annual general inventory efforts. 
  • Delivering stated goals and objectives per the site Strategic Plan, with regular progress reports and communications of emerging risks
  • Strict adherence to ISO/AS9100 quality and purchasing requirements as well as all laws (procurement, contract, export, etc.) and corporate policies
  • Responsible for clearly articulating issues and possible solutions.
  • Take leadership roles in resolving issues to closure.
  • All other duties as assigned


  • Degree/Diploma in Business Administration and/or Operation Management required
  • Minimum 8 years’ experience managing production planning of a high mix, low volume manufacturing environment that includes precision CNC machining and sheet metal fabrications
  • CPIM certified or in pursuit is an asset
  • Experience in aerospace industry or similar manufacturing environments are preferred.
  • A proven record of implementing and sustaining ERP, Lean Manufacturing principles, cellular work teams, Kanban, 5S, Kaizen and other continuous improvement programs
  • A successful history of improving productivity, cost reduction while maintaining high level of customer satisfaction

Salary Offered-90K+Bonus

Interested candidates please share your CV with Ruchika Kohli with the job tittle in the subject line on 


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