As a Materials Program Manager, you will play a crucial role in handling materials that have critical impact on the products and organization. Responsibilities will encompass materials planning, inventory reporting & control, Excess & Obsolete (E&O) analysis and projections. Prepare material readiness for new product introduction and logistics readiness from Suppliers to Contract Manufacturers.
• Advanced level skill for using Excel
• The ability to use Excel Modeling techniques is a plus.
• Highly analytical and detail oriented.
• Show strong written and oral interpersonal skills
• Technical expertise and prior CM/JDM/ODM materials management experience is a plus
Materials Program Manager Responsibilities
Develop the strategic direction, goals, objectives and key measurement systems to ensure the business goals are met. Specific responsibilities include, but not limited to: • Clear To Build (CTB) – Establish and manage CTB process, ensure the process is working smoothly and we have clear visibility on materials.
Partner with the CM/JDM and the GSMs on all identified material issues until issues are closed/resolved by tracking, monitoring actions for closure.
Logistics - Ensure the smooth flow of materials necessary to meet the production schedules, inventory control requirements, and on-going production support. Make sure that we clearly understand the logistics requirements by commodity to enable an uninterrupted flow of materials.
Lead phase-out of obsolete parts and the transition to new production materials. Identify and mitigate E&O in advance to ensure we make the correct company decisions regarding build plan changes, cut-in vs. roll-in requirements, post ramp qualification opportunities, etc.
Highlight parts with liability and propose solutions to management
Upon Engineering Change Notice (ECN) or End of Production (EOP) events, track & audit E&O claims, report to Finance for financial reserves, and ensure timely resolution and closure of such claims/reserves.
Material Readiness for New Product Introduction (NPI): During NPI phase, lead material readiness meetings with the GSMs to ensure that we understand the supply chain and related challenges (i.e. supplier location and logistics, sole sourced components, material lead-time, supplier share of business, order lead time and order cancellation window). Identify critical engineering release breakthroughs
assess necessity for risk ramp and associated liabilities, to ensure material supply for product ramp is protected. - Identify issues early in the NPI phase and monitor/drive these to resolution prior to ramp. - Identify supply chain on modules and components to ensure that we understand any new challenges associated with the new product.
Allocations: Play a meaningful role in the allocation of components that are in short supply. Provide an aggregated view of supply versus demand as the baseline for program and site-allocation decisions. Collaborate with the Planning team and GSMs to make sure we allocate parts to improve revenue.
Reporting - Build and maintain reports and summaries on a regular (weekly/daily) basis to support the products and business . Ensure data is accurate and on time.
BS/BA +3 to 5 years Materials/Production/Planning experience.
MBA is preferred.
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