Job Description

  • Job LocationsUS-IL-Danville
    Posted Date1 week ago(10/12/2018 2:45 PM)
    # of Openings
    Flex-N-Gate Plastics Corporation (Danville)
  • Overview

    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

    The Materials Manager will, under limited supervision, manage and coordinate the activities of the Materials department in accordance with stated policies, procedures and departmental goals. They will do this by overseeing operations and executing tasks as necessary relative to materials scheduling, customer service, shipping, receiving, distribution, supply chain management and production scheduling, either directly or through subordinate managers, to ensure achievement of company goals and objectives. This position participates fully in department initiatives and the coaching, training and mentoring of the department team members. This position will work closely with the plant and operations managers.


    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; 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-Telephone, email, fax
    File all documentation
    Oversee Materials Coordinator in their daily functions
    Special duties as required
    The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy CEVPL.00005.



    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
    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.
    Detail oriented
    Good computer skills

    Working Conditions
    Manual dexterity required to use desktop computer and peripherals.
    Fast paced


    • 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.

    Application Instructions

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