Resting at 7,000 feet and surrounded by the San Francisco Peaks, the scenic city of Flagstaff remains an important distribution site for large manufacturers, like Nestlé Purina. Just a stone’s throw from downtown, where the city’s culture comes to life, our Nestlé Purina Family in Flagstaff experiences the best of both worlds: the city and the mountains. Annually, we mass manufacture 270,000 tons of dry pet food from our Dog Chow®, Beneful®, Nestlé Purina ONE®, Alpo® and Pro Plan® brands – and we’re doing it all underneath 70,000 square feet of solar panels to draw nearly 12 million kilowatt hours of clean emission-free solar electricity.
As the Materials Manager you will oversee the storage and shipping of ingredients and packaging materials. You will work closely with Production, Operations Planning, and Transportation departments to ensure the factory has the appropriate ingredient inventory to maintain effective production while maximizing inventory turnover. The Materials Manager directly manages a team of three that sources ingredients and coordinates delivery schedules.
Ensure the plant has adequate inventories to meet the production schedule
Maintain supplier and carrier relationships
Manage inbound freight organization and budget, including demurrage via rail
Source carriers to haul freight and negotiate contracts
Manage storage inventory, payments, receipts, and communication
Review current price reports, inbound freight bills, and additional charges
BASIC QUALIFICATIONS (Minimum):
Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Logistics, Supply Chain, Accounting, or a related field
3+ years of experience with materials buying or transportation in manufacturing, warehouse, military or related environment
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