Area Manager Materials Logistics


Knowledge and Skills 

  • Thorough understanding of inventory management, warehouse management and material handling
  • Thorough knowledge of Demand Planning and Vendor Management
  • Thorough knowledge of lean manufacturing and supply chain management
  • Established ability to identify the vision and produces goals with realistic plans to achieve them
  • Ability to interact with employees, customers and vendors at all levels
  • Proficient in computer skills including Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to provide leadership
  • 80% Travel required

Role Purpose Statement: The job incumbent is responsible for all supply chain and materials management metrics for the CSCs in assigned region, driving continuous improvement in the CSCs, training and development of materials managers and their departments.

Key Interfaces: (internal, external) Internal: Materials Manager, IT, Procurement, Program Management, MDM, Lean, Finance External: suppliers, customers

Main Accountabilities

Business Strategy, Policies, and Tools

  • Implement supply chain policies consistent with corporate guidelines, ensuring that operating units and Procurement personnel fairly and consistently administer all policies and procedures.
  • Implement policies and procedures within region to meet annual quality, delivery, and cost expectations.

Supply Chain

  • Oversee all aspects of inventory management for CSCs within the region to ensure financial and customer requirements are met
  • Control Food Cost, Food Cost Variance, Days on Hand (DOH), APW issues, and K-line spend within the region
  • Support the Materials Managers in the CSCs with demand planning and demand management
  • Ensure the Materials Managers maintain proper inventory, ordering, receiving, storage and requisition processes
  • Support the Materials Managers in tracking product usage and yields in relation to ordering requirements
  • Coordinate and participate in inventory and reporting processes for all the CSCs within the region
  • Lead and manage projects in all the CSCs within the region that will result in bottom line savings
  • Maintain regulatory compliance standards (examples: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), etc.) in all the CSCs within the region
  • Participate and support company sponsored initiatives such as Global Quality Standards (GQS), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Lean Manufacturing, and Employee Safety


  • Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and directed
  • Guide, motivate and develop the Materials Management Team for all the CSCs under their region
  • Plan / Implement and control the cost budget in the area of responsibility; initiate and steer corrective actions in case of deviations

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