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Materials Director

Company: Xylem
Location: Morton Grove
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Xylem ----z--l--m-1) The tissue in plants that brings water upward from the roots.2) a leading global water technology company.Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world's most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative, and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved, and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world's water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.If you are excited and passionate about helping us #letssolvewater, we want to hear from you! For more information, please visit us at ----. We Offer You More Than Just "A Job"

  • Professional Development - To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees' professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards - We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration, and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark - Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks - Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women's, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran's, People of Color and Allies, Hispanic Origin & Latin Affinity, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks. The Role: The Materials Director leads all facets of supply chain from receiving of raw materials to the shipment of finished goods. Key areas: production planning, scheduling, and inbound / outbound material movement. Other functions include SIOP, inventory control, strategic sourcing and procurement. These activities include, but are not limited to, the execution of procurement strategies, bid process and negotiations, team-based supplier selection and development, supplier risk reduction and contract management. Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:
    • Maintains consistent leadership for materials -planning and inventory control -personnel, including performance management and team -development. -
    • In alignment with Global Procurement ensuring cost-effective results and ethical procurement practices. Accountable to ensure project timelines are met; critical project tasks are properly aligned with internal and external resources; and the accuracy and timeliness of project milestones are consistently kept up to date.
    • Identify major savings opportunities and develop action plans by analyzing current-state category sourcing strategies and develop action plans to achieve those goals while meeting customers and local requirements/standard.
    • Negotiate competitive total landed cost based on policy and targets given by Global Procurement and leadership. Drive saving projects in collaboration with Global Procurement.
    • Develops -and manages critical performance goals (material availability, -inventory, turns, inventory accuracy, supplier -on-time delivery, -Gross Material Productivity, and PPV) -and translates the goals into performance expectations for materials -team -and forecasts for finance.
    • Leads, manages, and directs all materials related processes - including S&OP, -delinquency -recovery actions, demand management, -production control, -business information systems and supply chain process improvement activities.
    • Identifies material planning, MRP, and Kanban training deficiencies -both within and outside of -materials team; Facilitates education and development sessions; Drives best practice implementation throughout materials team in coordination with the LSS site leader.
    • Assures appropriate ordering parameters and vendor expediting actions are in place for the business to meet its goals and execute on time delivery to our customers.
    • Prioritizes IT efforts in developing information and systems for Operations team. - Critical team member on MRP/ERP improvement projects.
    • Develop policies, checklists, or other materials that describe the organization's technical, quality, service, or reliability standards to help purchasing staff evaluate supplier proposals.
    • Analyze and evaluate external price trends and new product offerings to identify opportunities to reduce overall purchasing costs.
    • Select, and manage ongoing relationships with, major suppliers, vendors, or sub-contractors to ensure that the organization receives satisfactory standards of service.
    • Inspire Commitment -- -Effectively -communicate priorities -to the materials team. - Develop production and inventory control skills of the team. - -Influence -material availability improvement activities throughout -the -organization.
    • Lead with Character - -Has -courage and conviction to protect -our customers' product requests -without exception. - Uses -honest communications while -showing -their willpower to change the status quo.
    • Deliver Results - -Drives -continuous improvement changes throughout organization, using customer facing prioritization and planning as the baseline.
    • Create the Future - Uses -data driven -decisions to -improve team's customer focus. -Communicates -materials team future state vision and executes -development plans.
    • Build through Teamwork - -Develops -trust throughout materials, operations, and business teams. - Collaborates -to create the best outcome for our customers.
    • Participation in Xylem Watermark volunteer activitiesAdditional Responsibilities:
      • Serves as liaison with other business processes (finance, customer service, -engineering, -marketing, sales -and procurement) to assure business goals are met.
      • Effectively -delivers the strategic vision for materials management, -both internally and externally to the business.
      • Effectively execute the supplier performance evaluation and development process with key stakeholders.
      • Negotiate, develop and manage supply agreements for assigned categories
      • Support all aspects of supplier risk identification and management, dual source management and supply chain sustainability.
      • Responsible for controlling -purchase order execution for the facility. - Ordering the right amount of material to satisfy customer demand, while protecting the company from excess and obsolete inventory whenever possible. - Responsible for developing accurate inventory forecasts, using all available business data during creation.Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities, License/Certification:
        • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business, or related field
        • 10+ years of materials experience, with at least 5 years of leadership experience
        • ERP / MRP systems (ERP-LX and/or BPCS preferred)
        • Effective verbal/written communication and presentation skills.
        • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office Advanced Excel user preferred, Visio, Business Objects, etc.)
        • Demonstrate a bias for action and be an effective change agent.
        • Proficiency in managing and facilitating teams through problem solving and conflict resolutions
        • Ability to manage multiple prioritiesPreferred Qualifications:
          • MBA
          • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma
            • Six Sigma Green Belt / Black Belt / Lean Master
            • Demonstrated leadership and management skills, -including ability to effectively coach, motivate, -empower, develop and evaluate employees
            • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with all levels of external and internal customersPhysical Demands:(The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
              • Regularly required to sit or stand, reach, bend and move about the facilityWork Environment:(The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. - Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
                • Office: Standard office equipment; work usually performed in an office setting free from any disagreeable elements.
                • Standard -weekly -job hours: -40 hours#LI-KF1Xylem is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected -by law.

Keywords: Xylem, Chicago , Materials Director, Executive , Morton Grove, Illinois

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