Materials Manager

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. We believe that our purpose is to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.

The Oatey family of companies are Oatey, Cherne, Keeney, Quick Drain, Hercules, Dearborn, GF Thompson, William H. Harvey, Masters, Contact, and Belanger.

Our brands are synonymous with quality, integrity, and trust in the plumbing industry.

Join the Oatey team!

We’re big enough to matter & small enough that…

YOU matter!

Cleveland Manufacturing

Because our business is growing, we need to hire top talent. We're hoping you're that future team member!

The Cleveland plant is an air-conditioned environment with a team atmosphere and a commitment to safety and quality!

Position Summary

The Materials Manager will lead the team to successfully manage an effective material flow for the manufacturing facility to ensure inventory accuracy at all times. The functions include warehousing, inventory control/logistics, scheduling and material planning.

Expectations & Accountabilities…

  • Direct leadership of a 3 shift warehouse operation.
  • Direct the establishment and accurate maintenance of correct inventory levels, which includes well configured, effective and efficient inventory, planning as well as identifying a measurement process to effectively track key process indicators for procurement, scheduling and inventory management/maintenance.
  • Implement procedures, processes, and daily activities to establish continuous improvement, supplier alliances and inventory planning strategies such as PFEP, supplier managed inventories, decreased lead times, order quantities, and Kanban activities.
  • Establish accurate critical inventory management data and ensure the data accuracy is continuously maintained for all critical inventory.
  • Schedule and manage all repairs to all material handling equipment.
  • Manage and ensure the materials department associates have and maintain the proper skills and level of performance to support the new systems, processes, procedures and measurement tools to provide and monitor accurate inventory and inventory data. Understand strengths direct reports possess and place them where they are called on to employ those strengths to capitalize upon them.
  • Identify potential issues associated with maintaining and improving supply chain metrics (fill rates, plan attainment, OTD) and driving resolution amongst cross-functional teams. (Production, procurement, compliance, distribution.)
  • Other duties as assigned.

*Essential Job Functions

What you’ll need to be successful…

  • In-depth knowledge of continuous improvement planning systems for both purchasing and scheduling: Plant for Every Part (PFEP) and Every Part Every Interval (EPEI).
  • Demonstrated Project, Program and Process Development, Implementation and Management abilities.
  • Excellent system capabilities that include PC Computer Operating System, Microsoft Software such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Microsoft Dynamics AX, as well as SAP.
  • Proven capabilities to plan and manage multiple priorities/projects and generate results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Strong level of proven department management and business acumen.
  • Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrated team and individual leadership skills: decision-making, analytical, team building and organization skills.
  • In-depth interpersonal skills: demonstrated ability to relate to all types of people; demonstrated trust and integrity.
  • Robust ability to effectively interact with all levels of associates within the organization to make a positive impact to the operation.
  • Exceptional analytical and problem-solving capabilities that include the successful implementation and maintenance of the identified corrective action(s).
  • Being a strategic individual with good judgment and strong ethical standards.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Business, or related field.

Experience that will set you apart….

  • APICS Certification
  • Microsoft Dynamics AX

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Competitive pay based on experience and merit with added premium pay for working 2nd or 3rd shift.
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary).
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage).
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,700 company contribution to Health Savings Account.
  • 401(k) with a 5% company match.
  • Tuition reimbursement in an environment that encourages advancement
  • Associate well-being benefits including CALM App and mental health therapy options.
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Why Oatey?

  • At Oatey, our purpose has always been to deliver quality, build trust and improve lives.
  • We value Collaboration, Integrity, Respect, Courage, Leadership, and Excellence above all else.
  • We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion - acknowledging, valuing, and leveraging the unique experiences and perspectives of our associates.
  • Our vision is to continue to grow as a market leader, to enrich the lives of our Associates, and to foster an inclusive environment in every regard.
  • Our purpose, mission, and vision are not possible without the right people, and we are committed to fostering an inclusive, engaging, and rewarding environment for our Associates.
  • Oatey has a total rewards philosophy which encompasses compensation, benefits, work-life effectiveness, recognition, performance management, tuition reimbursement, mental health wellness, and talent development.
At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!