Materials Logistics Manager


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience required
  • In addition, five to seven years directly related operational experience required
  • Thorough understanding of inventory management, warehouse management and material handling
  • More than three years supervisory experience strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of Demand Planning and Vendor Management
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing and supply chain management 
  • Proven success in implementation of redesigned processes, leading change and role models positive behaviors as well as change agent skills in a complex and fast paced environment
  • Experience in managing a manpower planning and scheduling tool (i.e. VPS)
  • 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
  • Experience in SAP MM a plus
  • Excellent analytical and conceptual skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills necessary to provide leadership
  • Ability to work in extreme temperatures and in a 24/7 work schedule

Role Purpose Statement:            The job incumbent is responsible for executing demand planning and optimizing internal supply chain activities including: inventory, ordering, receiving, storage and issuance of all food and beverage products for the responsible Customer Service Center (CSC).


Managing Business

  • Implement department short -term operation plan in coordination with other relevant interfaces. Ensure efficient and timely corrective actions in case of significant deviations
  • Oversee the department economic and operating performance. Ensure that the department is managed and controlled efficiently in line with the company’s framework and market requirements.
  • Support and implement the principles of Lean manufacturing
  • Provide data for the development of an annual business plan and budgeting for department
  • Ensure optimal deployment of human, technical and material resources in the department
    • Ensure that department work methods are in line with the company’s standards and customer contracts
    • Responsible for department costs to budget through effective manpower planning, scheduling and overtime usage
    • Implement and sustain the LSG Production System in areas of operation
    • Maintain an on-going, positive and pro-active relationship with all internal and external customers
      • Ensure compliance with customer specifications, quality standards, US Customs, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

safety, health, environmental and other regulations

  • Investigate customer quality issues, develop and implement corrective actions
  • Participate in the daily operations briefing

Material Management

  • Oversee all aspects of inventory management to ensure financial and customer requirements are met
  • Applying the principles of Lean, optimize internal logistics standard work  to create and sustain just in time and in the right sequence materials management practices
  • Determine par levels and order quantities based on customer specifications, menus and vendor lead time to minimize inventory warehousing and maximize cash flow
  • Ensure compliance of product specifications and food safety
  • Maintain security  of all company and customer owned supplies until issued to production
  • Lead product cost management best practices and root cause any variance of usage to billed costs in order to implement counter measures
  • Manage personnel to maintain proper inventory, ordering, receiving, storage and requisition processes
  • Track product usage and yields in relation to ordering requirements and solve discrepancies and variances to standard
  • Oversee the inventory and reporting processes
  • Oversee management of all Customs paperwork, ASIE, and Bond requirements as needed


  • Ensure that the area of responsibility is properly organized, staffed and directed
  • Guide, motivate and develop the subordinate employees within the Human Resources Policy
  • Participates in coaching the expanded Global Performance System (GPS) process, as well as additional career development activities to enhance the effectiveness and potential of the team
    • Make the company's values and management principles live in the department(s)
    • Plan / Implement and control the cost budget in the area of responsibility; initiate and steer corrective actions in case of deviations
    • Participate and support company sponsored initiatives such as Global Quality Standards (GQS), Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP), Lean Manufacturing, Employee Safety


Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality score (GQS)
  • Customer satisfaction index
  • Realized cost savings
  • Dept Employee Safety
  • Hours controlled (OT)
  • Days in inventory

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