Klein Tools - Lincolnshire

  • Materials Manager

    Job Location US-TX-Mansfield
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(5/30/2019 10:25 AM)
    501 Easy Drive
  • Overview

    Since 1857 Klein Tools, a family-owned and operated company, has been designing, developing and manufacturing premium-quality, professional-grade hand tools. The majority of Klein tools are manufactured in plants throughout the United States and are the number one choice among professional electricians and other tradespeople.




    As a Materials Manager, you will be responsible for deploying strategic company initiatives and acting as site liaison between manufacturing and supply chain. Ensure adequate inventory levels are planned and maintained based on current and projected demand requirements. Provide planning, scheduling, and inventory support to manufacturing and customer requirements.  Support company manufacturing operations through its Lean initiatives. 

    • Planning: Establish annual production plans based on available manufacturing capacity to meet customer demands using current operating systems.
    • Production Scheduling: Responsible for the development and improved execution of schedules, in collaboration with the Operations Manager and Mfg Team Leaders, for products to be stocked at either finished or staged inventory levels.  Maintain fill rate of 98% or better to positively impact on-time delivery.
    • Machine Scheduling: Based on analysis of production schedules, develop plant machine schedules by reviewing capacity, run times, and production needs. Achieve 98% adherence to production schedule. Provide visual systems & management to assure that production workers are aware of material flow status. Review demand requirements monthly and implement countermeasures, as required.
    • Inventory: Maintain inventory control of all manufactured and purchased components. Investigate and analyze work orders and inventory accuracy, implement countermeasure/as required. Improve year-over-year inventory turns.
    • Systems Maintenance: Conduct analyses and recommend maintenance of Product Master Information, such as bill of materials, inventory levels, order points, lot sizes, etc. for the facility.
    • Cycle Count Reconciliation: Conduct system cycle count as approved by Corporate Accounting Department. Provide quarterly written report of cycle count results to the Operations Manager and Corporate Accounting Department.
    • Materials & Logistics: Work with corporate buyers and supply warehouses to ensure production supply quantities are aligned with the production schedule. Coordinate & schedule the procurement and delivery of outside operations with the Corporate Buyers to assure on-time delivery of all purchased parts, ensuring that Engineering changes are incorporated into the plan; demonstrates ability to continuously improve.
    • Reporting: Implement shop floor & visual management systems to provide status of material flows, Kanbans, inventory levels, on time delivery, etc.
    • Leadership: Develop, mentor and coach employees in the accomplishments of company goals and objectives with positive attitude. Drive for results and provide focus and clarity to all team members. Assist in developing company policies, coordinating and planning production pertaining to forecast, promotions, service level and inventory objectives.  Lead development planning and succession planning activities. 
    • Safety: Maintain adherence to 6S.


    Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor’s Degree from a four year accredited college or university and have 5 years of work experience in developing production schedules, inventory management, and/or shop floor control, preferably in manufacturing environment, with applied knowledge and experience in strategy deployment.  Candidates will also have knowledge and experience in lean material flow concepts (Kanban pull systems, lot sizing, economic order quantities (EOQ), level loading, capacity management, etc.).  Ideal candidates will also possess skills in active listening, active learning and advanced computer skills (various applications software).



    DISCLAIMER: This position may include exposure to radio frequencies that may be dangerous to individuals with a pacemaker, consult with your doctor.



    Klein Tools provides a competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

    • 401(k) Company Match
    • Profit Sharing
    • Paid Vacation/Holidays
    • Shared Cost Medical & Dental
    • Flex Spending
    • Education Reimbursement Program
    • Employee Discount Program

    If you have the commitment to succeed and the desire to join an organization recognized as the industry leader, please submit your cover letter and resume.


    No phone calls please.




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