Materials Manager

Principal Duties and responsibilities:

  •  Effectively manage the purchase raw materials, production supplies and capital equipment in accordance with company policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Manufacturing Manager / production supervisors to ensure materials are always available to meet planned production schedules.
  • Work with the technical team to source materials, advise lead times and deliver components on target to meet new product requirements.
  • Develop relations with key vendors, establish their technical capability and work with them to source and identify new materials, manage potential stock –outs or material discontinuations.
  • Build and maintain a motivated competent warehouse team.
  • Manage the receipt of raw materials and supplies in accordance with the Nordson Medical quality system.
  • Implement and maintain effective stock management and purchasing control systems.
  • Manage shipment of finished product, samples and equipment through packing for safe transportation, organisation of appropriate cost-effective transportation and generation of documentation as per the Nordson Medical quality system.
  • Actively manage inventory to minimise inventory-carrying costs and ensure accuracy of same through cycle counting and effective location management.
  • Maintain warehouse areas to a high level of GMP, housekeeping, 5S and safety.
  • Maintain clear and open communication with other Nordson staff, customers, suppliers and hauliers.
  • Lead cross-functional teams to investigate and troubleshoot key areas of company concerns using a structured approach, such as Six-Sigma methodology.
  • Define and execute projects in a time and resource efficient manner controlling associated budgets.
  • Achieve project goals as agreed with the management team.

 Person Specification:

  • Should have a materials management qualification.
  • A strong working knowledge of plastics and plastic processing technologies would be a distinct advantage.
  • S/he should have a proven track record in Supply Chain Management Project Planning and Execution.
  • Experience in a medical device/pharmaceutical and/or diagnostics manufacturing industry is necessary.
  • Must have a good working knowledge of the medical device industry and of ISO13485:2003, specifically in the areas of Change Control and Validation.
  • S/he must be innovative and have a good technical aptitude.
  • S/he should have strong communication, project management, organisational and influencing skills
  • Ability to effectively manage a wide range of diverse activities simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Self starter with good motivational and inter-personal skills

Your Recruitment Consultant is Sean Winstanley

Sean Winstanley
Sean joined Arcon Recruitment in early 2018 as our Specialist Technical Recruiter. Originally from the UK, now settled in Ballaghadrereen, Sean brings a wealth of recruitment experience in the IT / Technical arena. Sean has developed excellent skills account managing international, high profile clients solving their recruitment dilemmas.