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Materials Operations Manager - CLEV

Solon, Ohio, United States
11 days ago
Full time role

Job Description

Materials Operations Manager

Solon, Ohio, United States

AMP Robotics is a pioneer and industry leader in artificial intelligence and robotics for the recycling industry. Every day, we’re working to reimagine and actively modernize the world’s recycling infrastructure. Headquartered and manufacturing operations in Louisville, Colorado, we build and deploy cutting-edge technology solutions that solve many of the central challenges of recycling to make it more efficient, cost-effective, scalable, and sustainable. 

We’re fostering an environment where talented, driven individuals can grow and create impact. We are looking for unconventional thinkers to join our mission; at AMP, your contributions have meaning and can spur change. With backing from top-tier investors and recognition including Fortune’s Impact 20, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and Forbes’ most promising artificial intelligence companies in America, we’re always seeking ways to better our operations, raising the bar on innovation, and looking to collaborate and improve each day in what we do. Learn more at AMPRobotics.com.

AMP Robotics is looking for a Materials Operations Manager for our Solon, OH location to manage, develop, and expand relationships around the acquisition and sales of recyclable materials. This role will work closely with our facility operations, finance and business development teams. This role requires a deep interest in recycling, as well as flexibility and adaptability to the evolving needs of AMP programs, projects and organization.

Responsibilities: 

  • Materials Planning 
    • Interfaces with the Commercial team on the planning and forecasting of customer orders to meet shipments
    • Anticipate and forecast material demand
    • Provide forecast to Commercial sourcing team on material demand by week
    • Develop and distribute daily/weekly run schedule
    • Maintain optimum inventory levels to ensure on-time deliveries to meet customer requirements and company financial goals
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  • Inventory Management
    • Communicate with plant colleagues on inventories and anticipated production needs
    • Ensure and capture inventory accuracy of downgraded and rejected material from suppliers, in process and post production
    • Responsible for total inventory accuracy of 98%+ in value by incorporating a cycle count procedure 
    • Ensure material storage is in compliance with standards
  • Logistics
    • Oversee procedures for shipping, receiving and storing raw materials
    • Organize and manage deliveries, advise shipment delays and/or information necessary to set up deliveries. Initiate traces with carriers for proof of deliveries when needed
    • Resolve invoicing issues in cooperation with suppliers and accounts payable
    • Establish procedures and supervise the annual physical inventory
    • Supervise, evaluate and coach staff members
    • Ensure that the company’s standard practices and procedures are followed in connection with all materials department functions
    • Ensure all team members are trained and certified on tools, equipment and quality standards
  • Leadership
    • Coach members on achieving goals and developing necessary skills that deliver results
    • Develop team strengths and improve weaknesses
    • Identify team goals and evaluate team progress
    • Organize team meetings, topics of discussion and progress toward the goal
    • Assistant to the Plant Manager acting on behalf of the Plant Manager as required 
  • General
    • Ensures that equipment is properly cleaned and stored at the end of each shift.
    • Adheres to all company and regulatory safety standards and rules.
    • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
    • Participate in or lead continuous improvement of processes to improve efficiency and effectiveness of materials management operations

The successful candidate will have:

General Requirements:

  • Relationship building
  • Agility and adaptability
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Employee motivation
  • Decision-making
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiation
  • Critical Thinking
  • Continuous Improvement

Education:

  • High school diploma or equivalent required; bachelor’s degree a plus
  • APICS certification (e.g. CPIM) preferred

Experience: 

  • 3 to 5 years of experience in materials management in a manufacturing environment

Working Conditions/Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk and hear.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 45 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus, and ability to accurately see and label color.

Working Location(s): 

  • Solon, OH

Travel Requirements: 

  • Travel as needed - up to 20% *Please note: this role requires travel, and COVID vaccination is required for all roles at AMP that require travel.

Affirmative Action/EEO Statement: 

AMP Robotics is an equal opportunity employer. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, employment decisions at the Company will be based on job openings, merit, qualifications, and abilities as required by the position. The Company does not discriminate, and does not permit its employees to discriminate against other employees, applicants, customers, or independent contractors because of:

  • Race
  • Color
  • Religion
  • Sex
  • Sexual orientation (including gender identity or expression, including a person's orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, bisexuality, or transgender status)
  • Pregnancy, childbirth, and related conditions
  • Marital status
  • National origin
  • Citizenship
  • Military or veteran status
  • Ancestry
  • Age (40 or over)
  • Disability (including genetic information)
  • Or, any other consideration made unlawful by applicable laws. 

Equal employment opportunity will be extended to all persons in all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including recruitment, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, discipline, layoff, recall, and termination. 

Other duties: 

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. In addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer competitive base salaries; medical, dental and vision insurance; a 401(k) plan; paid time off and sick time; flexible work hours; and the opportunity to quickly accelerate your learning and growth.

Salary & compensation information: $85,000 - $100,000

Benefits information:

  • Medical - The company covers up 85% to 100% of the premium for Cigna healthcare plans depending on the selection. Employees pay the difference in premium if they select a more expensive plan. Up to 75% for dependents. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan (non-matching).
  • Referral bonuses
  • Paid Vacation Leave – 14 days accrual
  • Paid Sick Leave – 6 days