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Kappa Search Inc. (KSI) is a Chicago area recruiting agency specializing in the recruitment and placement of engineering, supply chain, manufacturing and technical sales professionals in a variety of fields. We are currently recruiting for a Materials Manager for a growth opportunity in the Chicago area.
  • Responsible for the developing and administering sales and operations processes, material plans, shop floor schedules and production control.
  • Make sourcing decisions based on demonstrated capacity – using ERP capacity module.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of supplier programs and sourcing plans in support of agreed objectives.
  • Developing production plans based on forecasted and actual customer demands.
  • Approves Master Production Schedules.
  • Monitors work flow to assure on-time delivery.
  • Works closely with manufacturing support departments to identify and alleviate constraints to on-time completion of work orders.
  • Develops procedures for planning, releasing, monitoring, re-planning and completion of work orders.
  • Adjusts production schedules as necessary to accommodate changes in product demand and manufacturing constraints.
  • Develops and maintains capacity requirements plan. Adjusts schedules as necessary to balance order demand with available capacity.
  • Develops planning skills and mentors Production Control Planners and Purchasing Staff.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university
  • Five years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • SAP and MRP computer systems experience.
  • CPIM and APICS certification.
  • Lean Manufacturing experience preferred.
  • Six Sigma is preferred