La-Z-Boy (Monroe, MI) – Materials Manager


This position provides leadership, technical direction, and support to the Residential Divisions of the Company for all non-cover materials management functions. Manage processes at the divisional level that determine and control the flow of inbound purchased components, centralized procurement planning data, material management process and policy, and improvement initiatives for all North American manufacturing plants.


  • Manages the process for all new product introductions (system set-up, order strategy, shipment schedules, EOQ’s) and style balance outs (minimize obsolescence, warranty/service orders)
  • Manages the part level forecasting process through E1 and other external tools to provide MRP with the best forecasting. Ongoing improvements and tools in this area to drive the system to be world class.  This includes weekly style mix and option forecasting methodology
  • Responsible to manage the materials shop calendar and weekly forecast methodology to support manufacturing through holidays, shut downs and other events that require a change from the normal process flow
  • Ownership of the integrity process within E1 to ensure that the item balance and GL ledger reconcile properly. Work with the plants to reconcile exceptions and manage the system for further improvements
  • Provides leadership to the plant material managers for system and process related issues. Provides tools and technical support to help build a world class supply chain across all plants
  • Provides guidance, prioritization and tracking to E1 system upgrades and enhancements requested for plant and corporate supply chain
  • Monitors corporate inventory performance and develop tactics/strategies that support corporate objectives as it relates to inbound material
  • Manages monthly reporting metrics and corporate reports around materials performance


This position has key ownership of the performance metrics around material management performance.  This position also provides key leadership to the plant material teams and the corporate material planners in the areas of system use and development, best practice adoption and tool development.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain and related field with 6-8 years of relevant experience, or equivalent
  • Proficient in ERP systems and ERP management
  • Up to 20% travel
  • Immediate to advanced MS Excel and MS Access skills


  • Master’s Degree



Office environment / no specific or unusual physical or environmental demands. Often required to sit, repetitive hand motion (such as typing), to hear, listen and talk. Seldom required to stand and walk. Never required to bend, stoop, climb ladders, kneel, squat, crouch, craw, balance, reach overhead, pull, push, shovel or lift up to/over 50 pounds.


Communicate Transparently

Lead the Team

Impact and Influence

Deliver Results

Coach and Develop

OTHER DUTIES:  Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the incumbent for this job.  Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Contact: Email John Roumayah – Senior Recruiter or call (734) 770-3404

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