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Material Control Manager

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.
El Paso, TX
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Basic Purpose of Position    

Supervise and develop Material Control Department members to have the same level of performance and standardization of follow-ups with customers and suppliers to eliminate material shortage, backorders, and reduce the number of critical material items. Improve Material Control communication with the suppliers about critical material to minimize expedited freight costs. Evaluate performance expenses for the department and ensure that budget is met on a monthly basis. Strive to meet all department's goals and objectives. Maintain current and accurate data in production planning systems and related assets. Improve workplace and process efficiency, reduction of lead times, and reduction of operating costs

Basic Position Duties              

  • Supervise material control planners/customer service representatives to ensure proper follow-up in order to reduce line down cost. Evaluate current activities, processes & develop cost reduction countermeasures.
  • Set effective countermeasures in order to reduce the number of material with low days on-hand inventory.
  • Be able to evaluate supplier back orders performance and perform a proper follow-up and strong negotiation with suppliers in order to improve this measurable. Reinforce the importance of back order control to the planners.
  • Achieve Indirect Expense Budget. Monitor indirect salary expenses, eliminate OT premium, and maintain headcount within budget by maintaining an effective and efficient Material Control Department Organization.
  • Evaluate transportation costs, minimize expedite freight expenses, and achieve expedite budget on a monthly basis.
  • Coach, motivate and encourage direct reports to meet Material Control objectives. Evaluate the performance of all direct reports, provide feedback, and address performance issues as necessary.
  • Keep track of performance evaluation records for material control planners and customer service representatives. mobilize resources to support strategy: Allocates and aligns resources to respond to strategic or cultural shifts.
  • Build a high-performance Culture: Develops an organizational culture that leads to ongoing excellence and effective growth of the business while maintaining the highest integrity.
  • Cultivate a customer-focused Culture: Effectively incorporates internal and external customer perspectives in business activities while cultivating an environment of cross-sectional, creative problem solving in which products and processes are designed to ensure customer satisfaction
  • Control/Reduce Operating Cost: Identifies crucial cost levers and seizes opportunities to drive down costs

Position Requirements           

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Business Management/Supply Chain Management or related field preferred
  • 8 – 10 years of progressive experience in production and/or material planning and warehouse operations.

       including 2-4 years as Superintendent or similar supervisory capacity.

  • Automotive supplier experience is highly preferred.
  • Proficiency in all major software packages (Microsoft Office); Excellent oral and written communication skills; Closely interaction with all customers;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Bilingual English/Spanish required


The above is not intended to be an all-inclusive job description but describes the general nature and level of work to be performed by the individual assigned to this position.  The department manager may at times change or add to the above duties.


Note:  Associates interested in this position should submit a résumé to their Human Resources Department.  An indication of interest in a position by an Associate does not ensure the Associate will be considered for the position.  Other Associates who do not indicate an interest in the position may be selected by the company to fill the position.  There is not a requirement that an internal candidate be awarded a position over an outside candidate.

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems, Inc.


El Paso, TX
79936 USA


Transportation and Storage

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