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Materials Planning and Sourcing Manager

Company: XP Power
Location: Gloucester
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

ABOUT USXP Power is a global leader in providing essential power solutions to the Industrial Technology, Healthcare and Semiconductor Manufacturing Equipment sectors. We design and manufacture power controllers, the essential hardware component in every piece of electrical equipment that converts power from the electricity grid into the right form for equipment to function. Listed as a FTSE 250 company on the London Stock Exchange we are a fast-growing business, serving our global blue-chip customer base from 29 locations across Europe, North America, and Asia. We are extremely proud and committed to our culture that values Customer Focus, Flexibility, Knowledge, Speed, and Integrity. Joining our team means you'll work in a high performing global organization where employees collaborate and strive to make XP Power the first-choice power solutions provider delivering the ultimate experience for our customers and our people.THE OPPORTUNITYLead the Operations Materials organization including Planning and Purchasing. Develop & Implement XP business processes and systems, to deliver superior performance and operational efficiencies. Support the development and implementation of Supply Chain strategies and systems. Ensure that Materials Department supports Operations in meeting customer requirements and business development efforts with current and potential customers. Join the RF Operations team collaborating across all functional areas that support RF Operations globally.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES Position Summary

  • Build a high performance, result oriented, focused, and motivated team to provide world class services to customer.
  • Manage customer's demand and expectation and own the execution
  • Ensure that material supply equals demand. Optimize overall cost of materials. Control materials from supplier to Operations and to the customer.
  • Optimize overall cost of materials. Control materials from supplier to the operation and to the customer.
  • Responsible for security and accountability of inventory levels for multiple sites. Oversees the analysis and progression of the Supply Chain.
  • Develop & implement effective and efficient Management System to gauge the department's execution and performance, weekly reviews to identify and implement improvement opportunities to meet XP and Customer expectations
    • Manages suppliers, materials, and planning to proactively improve on time delivery, planning methods, and other metrics.
      • Focus Areas
      • Own a process to continually and systemically review materials mgt. metrics and reports to ensure the department is focused on the right activities yielding optimal results structured problem solving
      • Participate in customer meetings and audits. Lead or support Business Development in the XP Power response on Materials and Supply Chain efforts and new initiatives. Effectively present XP Power Supply Chain and Materials processes, initiatives, and strengths to current and potential customers.
      • Be a leader on the Operation's Management team to instruct the materials team on the value of servicing the customers and meeting business objectives by eliminating materials shortages and liabilities.
      • Ensure an extremely disciplined approach to customer demand planning, Master Production Schedule (MPS) process, materials planning, and production planning.
      • Ensure that all Purchasing, Planning, and applicable Inventory Control staff understand the master scheduling process, business objectives of the process, transactional requirements, and available tools to monitor supply vs. requirements disconnects. Monitor success of the process via applicable metrics and reports and drive for continuous improvement.
      • The Materials Dept. ensures the operation's entire master schedule is always supported by a realistic, operationally committed plan. Material sizing and response back to the customer with a committed plan meets expectations.
      • Staffing is balanced across all areas to optimize total operational performance within the department. Staffing is based on cost of performance and maximizing the performance and profit opportunities.Key Qualifications and Skills
        • 10-15 years of experience in Supply Chain in Purchasing, Planning, and Materials Management. An experience in managing department(s) responsible for some or all aspects of materials control functions.
        • Expert in functional discipline and systems which supports functional processes
        • Ability to think strategically and develop vision and roadmap for function
        • Proven track record in driving and implementing change in organizations
        • One or a combination of: a bachelor's degree (Supply Chain, Materials Management or an equivalent preferred), Master of Business Administration, a certification by related professional organizations such as APICS and NAPM.
        • Extremely strong skills in the following areas: communication, leadership, business analysis, process and system development, administration, and change management.
        • Ability to represent Materials Department for Operations, customers, and supply base in terms of providing high-quality responses to supply chain and materials related issues.
        • Thorough understanding of Supply Chain processes and systems from philosophical and transactional perspectives. Demonstration of financial understanding of materials and supply chain performance.
        • Other duties as assignedWHY WORK FOR US?XP Power provides a safe and healthy working environment that is stimulating and collaborative, where employees are empowered to make a real difference. We place our people at the heart of everything we do. We understand that if we provide our people with the ultimate experience, they will provide the ultimate experience to our customers.We also offer a comprehensive benefits package including:
          • 100% Employer Paid Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance for Full-time Employees
          • Annual Profit-Sharing Bonus (Percentage dependent on Company profitability)
          • Company 401(k) Match (up to 6%)
          • Mental Health Benefits
          • Paid Time Off (Accrual starts at 3 weeks per year)
          • 12 Company Paid Holidays
          • Paid Time Off for Volunteer Work (up to 8 hours per year)
          • Employer Paid Supplemental Short-Term Disability Insurance
          • Veterinary Pet Insurance
          • Company Social Events Held Throughout the Year
          • A Friendly Culture Where People Collaborate and Strive for ExcellenceOUR PEOPLE - OUR POWERXP Power is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to creating an environment where people are valued, supported, and nurtured to deliver their best. Operating globally, we celebrate the cultural differences that exist in the countries in which we do business. Being a truly diverse and inclusive community helps us grow our business through innovation; attracting and retaining talent to engage the people who buy our power solutions. We know that by cultivating the ultimate experience for all our people, they will deliver the same to our customers.

Keywords: XP Power, Lynn , Materials Planning and Sourcing Manager, Executive , Gloucester, Massachusetts

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