East Granby, Connecticut

Materials Manager                      East Granby, Ct.              100K to 125K

Our client is an international group providing complex engineering solutions to some of the key names in the Aerospace and Defense market. Operating from sites close to our key customers in North America, Asia and Europe, the group provides advanced technological solutions to the Aerospace and Defense industry, leveraging an in-depth knowledge of fabrications, machining and the global supply chain to support complex aero-engine component manufacture and repair.

Job Description

The Materials Manager is functionally responsible for the planning of manufacturing of work orders, with knowledge of component and finished goods, using capacity management, in support of the plant’s production requirements. Adheres to standard processes for the department as established by site leadership and/or divisional strategies.

Key Responsibilities

  • Maintains top level customer requirements to drive total manufacturing requirements.
  • Analyzes customer requirements and creates level-load schedules (if applicable), which satisfy customer requirements and provides a smooth production flow through work centers.
  • Creates/submits production schedule options to business unit managers for approval.
  • Minimizes inventory levels by accurately managing customer requirements.
  • Leads the process for sales order change management resulting from changes in quantity, design configuration, part number, Change in Design effectivity and schedule dates.
  • Provides MRP oversight and is the SME for MRP related issues, training and accuracy.  
  • Working with Operations, leads slow moving WIP process to ensure WIP is flowing through production.  
  • Supports the Operations team through the analysis and creation of relevant reports.
  • Works with Operations to monitor production output against customer requirements.  
  • Analyzes currents systems and submits proposals for implementing improvements if necessary.  
  • Using customer schedules, leads exception message reduction process to ensure system accuracy.
  • Designs, modifies and develops high level business processes and improvements.
  • Maintains a clean work environment (including assigned storage and cleaning duties) in full compliance with company standards, customer and government regulations.
  • Assists in the development and maintenance of a business culture, which supports the Company's overall business objectives and goals, to include issues that involve “cost, quality, process, schedule and people”.
  • Ensures the company's commitment to maintain a safe workplace and to protect the environment through the establishment and support of Company policy and adherence to various government regulations.
  • Ensures adherence to applicable MB Aerospace internal, federal, state and local laws and regulations related to compliance and takes responsibility to ensure ongoing conformity with such rules and regulations

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree with an emphasis Production and Operations Management, or equivalent combination of education and experience required.  
  • 5+ years’ experience in materials in a manufacturing environment.
  • U.S. Person per ITAR regulations to comply with export compliance and site SSA requirements.
  • Experience with ERP systems, specifically SAP, as well as Microsoft Excel experience highly preferred.
  • Experience with S&OP and MPS processes highly preferred.
  • Experience in aerospace industry is preferred.
  • American Production Inventory Control System (APICS) certification is preferred.
  • Good interpersonal, organizational, analytical and communication skills.  
  • Well-organized, be able to multi-task and have a high level of attention to detail.  
  • Customer service driven, able to understand and support the business goals and objectives.
  • Experience with Military/Government Contracts considered a plus.
  • Must have a valid US Passport


You should know: Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

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