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  • Job reference: RMS0228302

Material Handling Manager

  • Sector: Automotive
  • Location: Norwich, Norfolk
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 27/10/2020
  • Duration: permanent
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The Role:
Responsible and accountable for managing all Material Handling operations for the client, covering all facilities and locations.
Maintains constant contact with production operations to support their needs. Supports BPD / Scorecard achievement.
Maintains ISO standards and ensures Internal Controls compliance for the function.
Supports the production organisation to meet build and PTS schedules ensuring full material availability, right time at point of fit.
Monitor the scorecard reporting process for input into Gap Closure Planning for current and future years.
Performs and audits adherence to Material Floor Layered Audits.
Coordinates mobile equipment needs and ensues optimum cost and service availability.


Roles objectives -
Coordinates all safety and ergonomics issues for the department.
Supervises all operation floor operations.
Develops changes to improve existing conditions (layouts, ergonomics, routings, tooling, facilities, material) and communicate requirements through implementation
Responsible to oversee plant floor Plan For Every Part activity (packaging, DLOC, ULOC, Min/Max, piece bank)
Maintains hospital clean housekeeping standards and applies 5S.
Supports adherence to all mobile equipment checks and safe vehicle driving practices.
Monitors compliance to all loading/unloading safety standards.
Audits departmental records for employees, ensures correct safety documentation in place, oversees Suggestions, Grievances, Training, Attendance and overtime, Vacation planning.
Manages all inventory transactions, plans and material availability within the manufacturing location.


Role and responsibilties -
Key contact with Manufacturing operations to ensure material delivered to point of fit in a timely, complete and safety conscious manner to allow manufacturing schedule compliance.
Key interface to Planning groups within Materials.
Supports and participates in prototype, pilot and model change programs.
Coordinates facility changes with plant facility engineering
Involved in continuous improvement process at 3rd parties.
Develops and maintains labour relations and compliance with agreements.
Ensure hazardous material compliance for material business processes.
Responsible for and oversees expenditures by Material floor operations.
Implements, monitors and maintains competitive initiatives, documents plans/ideas for future years' BPDs.
Participates in the development of the department's annual Business Plan Deployment (BPD) and Scorecard.
Provides input into budget development based on Annual Plans and ongoing Gap Closure Planning.
Develops subordinates and ensures functional and individual developments.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Knowledge of modern Automotive Industry Material Management and Flow practices.
Knowledge of Industry Standard Warehouse management systems, tools and techniques
Recognises and communicates safe work practices as the highest priority.
Ensures housekeeping standards and applies 5S.
Ability to manage large operational teams across multiple production locations.
Results driven, decisive, able to handle multi-dimensional issues often in stressful environments

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
Experience of implementing a Set Part Strategy (SPS) including material kitting operations.

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for over 50 years, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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