Materials Supervisor - 2nd Shift

Who is Oatey?

Since 1916, Oatey has provided reliable, high-quality products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries. 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, Belanger, and Lansas.

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

Position Summary
A highly visible supply chain role that will manage the material planning, inventory control, and cycle counting processes.   This is a key, hands-on position, responsible for developing and executing material inventory plans that will drive the organization towards exceeding customer service levels. Collaboration with other members of the supply chain, sales, marketing, and customer support teams is paramount to achieve these sales and service objectives.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage all purchased inventory (material, equipment, and supplies) to ensure an acceptable level of working capital without jeopardizing customer or production requirements.
  • Effectively communicate across functions updating on shortages, anticipated shortages, and expediting status.
  • Lead continuous improvement and other Lean principles (PFEP as one example) to control and minimize inventory in accordance with company goals.
  • Maintain close contact with the production planning team to align efforts to demand plan and further minimize raw material shortages.
  • Work across departments and locations to leverage expertise, maximize the utilization of resources, and enhance product availability.
  • Analyze all inventories in assigned areas and identify problem items (excess, obsolete, damaged) and participate in an MRB to determine and take necessary actions to minimize financial exposure.
  • Implement and enforce safety policies to assure safe operations.
  • Focus on successful deliver for new product raw materials and be involved with continuous improvement to eliminate missed shipments or lines down due to material shortages.
  • Analyze and maintain planning system to stock appropriate inventory levels throughout the year and anticipate seasonal changes in demand.
  • Supervise the inventory assurance process and associates to maintain inventory accuracy and coverage requirements. 
  • Collaborate with Materials Manager and facilitate annual inventory process as directed by Oatey Finance
  • Prepare necessary analysis and metrics on a periodic basis; lead improvement activities as necessary
  • Evolve and maintain documents and Standards Operating Procedures (SOP’s) for material planning processes and systems
  • Assure application of department conformance to quality and Lean principles and practices.
  • Be able to present quantitative and qualitative findings clearly and concisely.
  • Participate on New Product Introduction teams to present or transition packaging components and materials and coordinate with Buyers, Demand Planners, and Production Schedulers to minimize obsolete inventory.
  • Cross-train to back-up production scheduling, distribution planning and inventory counts and reconciliation activity
  • Coordinate with Sourcing and Purchasing on rail car deliveries; manage deliveries locally with the rail line’s representative
  • Work with planning and purchasing as needed
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Experience

  • In-depth knowledge of planning and scheduling with previous MRP experience in either SAP, Oracle, or other ERP statistical software packages
  • Strong initiative and follow-up skills
  • Detail-oriented.
  • In-depth emotional intelligence: behavioral maturity, demonstrated trust and integrity, high ethical standards, interpersonal competence, and the ability to prevent, reduce and resolve conflict.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced computer proficiency with knowledge of Microsoft Office and WMS
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, work well under pressure and generate results in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated business acumen and strong analytical problem-solving abilities.
  • Demonstrated team and individual leadership skills: decision-making, team building and organization skills.
  • Experienced in planning and scheduling for high volume repetitive products and experience in a build to forecast manufacturing environment preferred.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of key inventory performance metrics e.g. turns, margin contributions etc. preferred.
  • Previous MRP experience in either SAP, Oracle, or other ERP statistical software packages preferred.

Education and Certification

  • Four-year college degree (Business, Industrial Engineering or related field) or relevant combined experience required.
  • APICS certification preferred.
At Oatey we are committed to help our Associates grow their career. Apply today and grow with Oatey!

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.

Oatey Total Rewards

  • Unlimited time off for salaried Associates
  • Short-Term and Long-Term Disability income protection coverage at no cost to associates
  • Paid Maternity and Paid Parental Leave
  • Annual Cash Profit Sharing (discretionary)
  • Health Insurance for our associates’ averages $100 or less a month (single coverage)
  • Generous benefits including up to $2,880 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 robust EAP offering
  • Recognized for our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Oatey family of companies are an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. We recruit, employ, promote, and offer competitive pay for all jobs without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.