Job: Materials Manager

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Posted: 09/13/2017

Job Reference #: 2495

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Materials Manager
Flex-N-Gate Detroit, LLC


Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

Position Highlights:

  • Prior greenfield start-up experience preferred;
  • Background in metal stamping or injection molding within the automotive industry;
  • Strong preference for candidates with a background in both processes;
  • 3 to 5 years of management experience with a workforce of 250+;


  • System Maintenance on ECN's, NAFTA's, MRP and CMS Inventory accuracy
  • Set-up/maintain all new production related purchased items in CMS (AS/400 database)
  • Maintain price lists in CMS for all purchased items
  • Work with Corporate Purchasing to maintain Commodity code accuracy on purchased items
  • Set-up/maintain Blanket PO’s for production related items
  • Obtain new supplier information and submit requests for new vendors to Corporate purchasing
  • Obtain and ensure valid supplier certifications are on file at all times (ISO/TS/Enviro.14001)
  • Initiate request for supplier PPAP’s for new items and engineering changes
  • Work with Quality Engineer, Corporate Quality Specialist and Supplier on supplier quality issues (Ensure that production is protected) Work with supplier to set up 3rd party sorts and returns if required. Issue debit memo and track corrective action from supplier. Input supplier non-conformances into FNG PLM
    • Work with Corporate purchasing, Market test purchased items for production for cost savings
    • Work with Corporate purchasing to review and analyze submitted quotations, understand costing, negotiate with vendors
    • Corporate reporting to Director of Purchasing (Metals Divisions); participate in conference calls
    • Work with Engineer as a liaison with supplier for cost savings and continuous improvements projects
    • Participate in APQP meetings
  • Keep up to date with system changes and training requirements related to job duties.
  • Arrange Freight and Trucking
  • Update supplier rating charts and issue yearly
  • Attend daily production meetings
  • Supplier interface via telephone, email, fax
  • Oversee Materials Coordinator in their daily functions
  • Special duties as required


  • Knowledge of all aspects of their department
  • Human relations skills to run a team oriented department and excellent time management skills
  • Community college or university degree in appropriate discipline
  • Five years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • Time management skills
  • A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications and a sound knowledge of company computer program for inventory control.
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong communication skills (both verbal and written).
  • Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office
  • Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize
  • Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites
  • Strong analytical ability
  • Must have metals and plastics experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Must have experience purchasing raw materials
  • Supervisory and interpersonal skills are required
  • Troubleshooting ability is required
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated good internal customer service skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects.


• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.

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