Supply Chain Manager (Materials Manager)

Spectrum SEI Microwave, Inc. - Delmar, DE

Full-timeEstimated: $89,000 - $120,000 a year
At API we innovate, design and deliver high reliability products every day to serve our customers. These products keep soldiers safe, allow satellites to communicate, save lives through medical technology, and more. With 1,700+ people working across 15 design/manufacturing centers in North America and Europe we strive to be a leading global partner of choice in our markets: Defense, Aerospace, Space, Medical, Oil & Gas, Telecom, and Secure Systems.

API Technologies is a different company today than it was in 2016. After years of acquisitions we recognized the need to transform and began integrating our business to leverage our collective capabilities. We hired a Chief Transformation Officer. We promoted people into roles where they could make a difference and eliminate waste. We implemented a continuous improvement (CI) program, hiring CI Managers, training every employee in 5Y, and running Kaizen events to tackle low hanging fruit: we still have some. The employees who embrace this culture have thrived. Together, we are building a stronger business.

If you are an employee who challenges the status quo, who makes an impact, and who would be driven to continuously improve by the people our products protect and serve globally; then apply at

We strive to put excellence in everything we do: including your career.

Summary: The Materials Manager will manage and coordinate the activities of the Materials department. They will oversee operations and execute tasks necessary relative to materials scheduling, customer service, shipping, receiving, distribution, purchasing, supply chain management and production scheduling. The ideal candidate will have experience implementing visual based replenishment systems, driving inventory levels and master schedule based on S&OP, and experience working with commodity managers to implement strategic sourcing strategies. This individual will drive change to revolutionize the business systems to strengthen API’s ability to compete in the future.

Essential Functions: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

Formulates and maintains supply chain objectives complementary to corporate policies and in support of strategic initiatives and goal deployment targets.
Develops schedules related to budgets, forecasts and customer orders; produces production plans and materials requirements and monitors delivery performance.
Lead inventory right sizing initiatives.
Maintain systems to ensure inventory optimization, and appropriate replenishment strategies.
Defines and implements systems for planning and service activity to ensure customer expectations are met. Establish, review, and maintain material planning related parameters in ERP system.
Review and monitor supply/demand information, and take appropriate actions to ensure material availability in support of production schedules.
Ensures materials availability based on forecasts and usage to support production requirements while preventing excesses. Establishes measurements and maintains inventory accuracy. Release, monitor, and maintain work orders in line with production schedules.
Manage all transactions and material handling functions with regard to Receiving inbound materials and managing flow / movement to manufacturing point of use (including planning, set-up, and execution of shop floor replenishment processes).
Controls and optimizes inventories to meet defined levels and turns; develops programs to continuously improve. Responsible for capacity management to ensure a flexible factory.
Contributes to and participates in Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP).
Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly supervises up to 10 Full-time Equivalent (FTE) regular employees and/or contractors. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

OTHER Duties & Responsibilities: The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position. This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.

Improves methods and processes to increase productivity and quality while reducing costs.
Increase inventory accuracy through monitoring of daily warehouse activities, cycle counts, receiving procedures and audits. Resolve inventory discrepancies quickly and effectively.
Communicates any issues or delays in shipments to impacted areas with corrective action plans and timings for resolution.
Motivates teams to develop and implement cost reduction programs, improve delivery performance, and eliminate returns.

Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelors’ Degree in Business Administration, Operations Management, Supply Chain Management or equivalent AND
5 years’ experience in supply chain organization with increasing responsibility OR
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates and Licenses: APICS CPIM or CSCP preferred

Inventory control, Logistics, Import/Export Compliance, Computer Software (MS office); Lean Manufacturing and knowledge of standard safety practices and procedures relating to warehouse operations; Web proficiency.
Verbal and written communications, establishing and maintaining effective working relationships and ability to handle several tasks at one time.
DESIRED Qualifications: None given.

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

This is a manufacturing position.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.