Stanley Black & Decker (Dexter, MI) – Materials Manager – Industrial

Position Summary
Reporting to the Plant Manager, the Materials Manager develops the facility’s materials strategy and executes operationally to ensure the plant from is able to satisfy current production demand and projected business growth.  This individual communicates all resource plans cross-functionally to gain consensus from Sales, Engineering and Manufacturing.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning
Develop and implement a Sales, Inventory, and Operations Planning Process

  • Confer with S. I & O.P. team members to forecast demand and create supply plans that ensure availability of materials or products
  • Develop and implement new systems, best practices, inventory control, demand planning and other optimizations in order to grow the business

Effective Inventory Management and Control

  • Analyze inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, reduce waste and optimize customer service
  • Monitor forecasts to identify changes and to determine their effect on supply chain activities
  • Ownership of inventory accuracy and its associated system and processes to ensure that accuracy; including cycle and physical counting events and processes
  • Develop and implement continuous improvement strategies for material inventory or finished goods
  • Supply Chain Management
    • Design and implement supply chains that support business strategies adapted to changing market conditions, new business opportunities, new product development and cost reduction strategies
    • Direct activities related to procurement, material requirements planning, inventory control, shipping and receiving, and warehousing
    • Define performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, such as product cost, delivery, or quality (i.e. supplier performance, supermarket stock outs, etc.)
    • Document physical supply chain processes, such as position responsibilities, cycle times, workflows or system flows
    • Identify, manage and mitigate risk within the supply chain
    • Address tactical supply chain issues
    • Stay apprised of advances in supply chain technology and approaches, and apply within the organization to improve supply chain processes
  • Material Handling & Logistics
    • Responsible for assessing & managing material handling processes
    • Formulate effective staffing levels, to load, unload, move, and store materials. Oversee internal warehousing including raw material, WIP and whole goods
    • Oversee external logistics operations to maximize economy by combining shipments or consolidating warehousing and distribution per customer expectations
    • Active engagement in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, and new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow
  • Master Scheduling
    • Develop and implement a robust Master Scheduling process for the plant
    • Run the daily Production Planning meeting and ensure that the 3 day, 10 day, and 30 day planning windows are executed properly

Education/Experience Requirements

  • A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college/university in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Management or related field of study
  • Preferred APICS CPIM Certified
  • 7-10 years of progressive experience with a combination of planning, logistics, production scheduling, procurement, and inventory control experience
  • 3-5 years of direct management experience of supply chain or materials teams in an industrial manufacturing environment
  • Proficient computer skills, including MRP/ERP and Microsoft Office Suite


  • Ability to formulate and implement continuous improvement initiatives
  • Strong customer focus (internal/external)
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Leadership through influence and effective conflict resolution
  • Strong information systems skills
  • High level understanding of forecasting and S&OP processes
  • Tactical focus (what needs to be done now to achieve the strategic goal)
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity
  • Clear and effective written and verbal communication and strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong financial experience and “sense”
  • Lean/Six Sigma experience preferred
  • Highest level problem solver


BUSINESS: US – Stanley Infrastructure


All qualified applicants to Stanley Black & Decker are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran’s status or any other protected characteristic.


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