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Materials Manager

Company: Rexnord
Location: Milwaukee
Posted on: February 23, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description

Rexnord-- is a $2 billion multi-platform diversified global industrial company with exceptional and trusted brands that serve a diverse array of global end markets. Founded in 1891, Rexnord is headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, U.S.A. and employs approximately 7,000 associates worldwide. For more information about the company visit .

The company is operated in a disciplined way with the Rexnord Business System (RBS), a process-based framework for world-class operating performance and continuous improvement. RBS enables speed, scalability and consistency to drive superior customer satisfaction and financial results. By deploying our RBS methodology, Rexnord continues to solidify and grow long-standing, globally competitive businesses, while systematically integrating acquisitions and finding new ways to grow.

Doing the right thing has been part of our core values for more than a century. So have volunteerism and philanthropy, and our Rexnord Foundation formalized this commitment more than 60 years ago. We make our communities better with individual and organizational volunteering, matching gifts, grants, scholarships and corporate donations.

Business Unit

Within Rexnord Power Transmission, we design, manufacture, market and service specified, highly engineered mechanical components worldwide used within complex systems where our customers' reliability requirements and the cost of failure or downtime are extremely high. We keep industry moving with products and services that enhance the reliability of equipment supporting key industries, including food, beverage & liquid, automotive, energy, and mining. Our new digital productivity platform, DiRXN (pronounced "Direction"), based on the integration of innovative Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) and e-commerce technologies with a leading portfolio of tools, products and services, connects our customers to data and information that allows them to optimize productivity across all stages of their lifecycles.

Job Description

Position Summary

The Materials Manager is responsible for providing the production plan to be executed by the Production team, and for providing comprehensive supply chain leadership. The primary focus for this role includes capacity, material cost management, strategic sourcing, supplier management, and sales forecasting. This key function will work with the plant manager in the development of strategic plans and supporting objectives, while proactively managing supporting events to assure attainment of agreed upon goals. This function participates in the establishment and deployment of standard processes, policies & procedures, taking the necessary steps to ensure compliance. This position will lead to improvements in primary working capital performance, product, raw material and freight costs, all while maintaining or increasing quality and delivery. This position leads the effort to achieve and maintain alignment in the value chain between the suppliers, and the end customer in all form, fit, function, price and delivery requirements.


  • Establishes capacity strategies for both Production and Procurement.
  • Acts as process owner for all supply chain related activities
  • Develops, coordinates, and executes relevant and or assigned strategic sourcing initiatives under agreed-upon time frames.
  • Strategically represents assigned Operations facilities within the larger function of Global Supply Chain
  • Process owner for distribution warehouses which includes managing SKU's, proper SKU levels, OTD to Customer and Availability to Ship metrics.
  • Primary person to act as intermediary between Commercial Operations and Finance to establish monthly revenue and orders forecast.
  • Establishes and monitors adherence to agreed-upon policies and procedures
  • Establishes annual goals and objectives, (including stretch targets) in coordination and manages performance to ensure attainment
  • Develops, implements, and adheres to required reporting methods and applies statistical tools to evaluate and control attainment of department's objectives
  • Drives spend and opportunity analyses, prioritizing strategic sourcing opportunities within assigned business units and throughout the SC environment where applicable
  • Establishes and implements countermeasures to compensate for negative performance and market trends
  • Manages Kanban program with external and internal supply base including setting proper levels, PO management and overall functionality
  • Champions the strategic sourcing processes; ensures consistent application of processes; drives strategic thinking within the supply chain organization
  • Builds and maintains solid relationships with strategic supply chain partners
  • Coordinates with SCM team, Quality and Engineering teams to ensure that quality and delivery are owned by the supply base and works toward zero defects
  • Leads the SCM team to ensure period-over-period process improvements.
  • Establishes metrics based on Total Value versus Total Cost analysis
  • Supports the development and implementation of enabling technologies
  • Drives innovation and a focus on continuous improvement within the supply chain organization
  • Responsible for timely reporting to agreed-upon KPIs and presents strategic sourcing plans, activities and successes to the senior leadership team
  • Leads SCM support functions including Shipping, Receiving and Painting
  • Other duties as assigned


    Experience and Skill Required
    • BA or BS degree required in a technical competency, minimum in a business/industrial related field
    • 3-5 years in the area of direct material, experience in strategy development
    • Financially literate, especially in P&L and cash-flow modeling, scenario building, and comparative analysis
    • Outstanding analytical skills with the ability to use a structured approach to understand, analyze, and solve complex problems / issues
    • Ability to develop working partnerships with senior executives across the business and to challenge and influence them to create change
    • Cross-functional / cross-departmental outlook
    • Strong written communication and excellent oral presentation skills, and the ability to present convincingly at senior levels
    • Highly committed team player, flexible, and able to work to tight deadlines
    • 5+ years of team leadership / supervisory experience
    • Three years of direct supply chain, operations, distribution or related field experience.
    • Material planning
      Six Sigma or LEAN certification
      • SAP experience (preferred)
      • Certification APICS, CPIM, CPM, ISM or ASQ Supply Chain Certification
      • SIOP process knowledge and implementation experience
      • International experience with heavy emphasis in Asia sourcing
      • 5S activities and value mapping experience
      • Strong Lean Manufacturing Knowledge

        Additional Information

        Total Rewards and Benefits
        • Competitive Salary
        • Medical, Dental, Vision, STD, LTD, AD&D, and Life Insurance
        • Matching 401(k) Contribution
        • Health Savings Account
        • Educational Reimbursement
        • Matching Gift Program
          Equal Opportunity Employer - Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran

Keywords: Rexnord, Milwaukee , Materials Manager, Professions , Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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