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Materials Manager

Valmont Industries, Inc. Claxton, GA
674 Industrial Park Drive Claxton Georgia 30417

Why Valmont

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Valmont impacts millions of people around the world every day, yet they might not realize the many ways. Our technology is helping feed the growing population, supplying the world with more reliable energy and access to renewables, enhancing connectivity in remote and urban locations to create a sustainable future and so much more. Simply put, Valmont is advancing agricultural productivity and reimagining vital infrastructure to make life better.


Join a Fortune 1000 company that respects hard work, honors diversity and invests in our employees as we focus on creating the world of tomorrow, today. We are the modern workforce. Are you ready to move the world forward? Apply now.

A Brief Summary of This Position

You will manage the Materials and Quality Assurance Departments' activities to support the objectives of the Claxton, Georgia plant. It provides guidance and support to all departments at the Claxton site. These activities include forecasting material requirements, production planning, scheduling, inventory control, shop floor dispatching, material handling and storage, all functions ensuring the quality of product, and the shipping operation. This includes the managing of all aspects of quality for both manufactured and purchased product. Properly managed, the materials department will allow the plant's investment in inventory to remain low and at the same time, provide a high level of customer service. This will allow the facility to operate in a smooth and efficient manner. Policies and procedures will be developed and followed allowing both the department personnel and the business organization to operate in an organized and professional manner while assuring the customer receives a quality product delivered on time.

Essential Functions

The incumbent reports to the Plant Manager.

You must have a deep understanding of Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Inventory Management, Material Handling and Storage, Shop Floor controls, quality assessments, and shipping techniques. This knowledge must be applied in a manner consistent with sound business procedures. You must stay current with new developments in materials management and data-processing systems to provide the direction and control necessary to implement changes in procedures and techniques resulting from the dynamic nature of the production and inventory control activities.

You must make decisions and recommendations on procedures, production material purchases, inventory policies, machinery, facilities, quality concerns, and personnel that directly affect operating costs and profitability.

You must exhibit proactive leadership, sound analytical and technical ability, creativity, initiative, and enthusiasm in developing and establishing policies, organizational requirements, long and short-term plans, and personnel.

This individual will make decisions that will directly affect the plant's dollar investment in inventory, and R&A costs.

  • Direct the departmental activities to meet or exceed profit goals of the plant.
  • Manage the development of and maintain requirements forecast of the plant.
  • Develop the master production schedule, long-range material requirements plan, and the long and short-range capacity plan.
  • Manage the scheduling of incoming customer sales orders in a timely and logical manner.
  • Monitor and coordinate all activities between production control, manufacturing, traffic, and shipping and provides as a liaison between marketing and production control on schedule changes and special handling of important sales orders.
  • Manage the preparation and coordination of the shop floor schedules and the dispatching of material between sequences and departments.
  • Supervise preparation of the weekly traffic and shipping schedules, tracks and reports performance to ship date, dollars cleared daily, weekly, month to date, and dollars cleared versus dollars invoiced.
  • Monitor status on all open sales orders: Past due, current due, future due, and back-orders.
  • Monitor manufacturing performance to the agreed upon production plan and shipping schedules. Recommend corrective action as required to insure a high level of on-time customer shipments.
  • Define and maintain, together with the Manager of Purchasing, the inventory ordering policy. This would include: Finished goods, raw material, manufactured parts, and special customer accounts.
  • Direct departmental cycle counts and coordinate results with the staff inventory accounting group, adjusts inventory records, and coordinates error correction and prevention.
  • Maintain Inventory Projection Report, identifies and disposes of excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Identify and analyze specific problems associated with information flow, data collection, and existing computer systems.
  • Provide direction and training for all department personnel.
  • Ensure that all company policies are followed in respect to department employee matters such as discipline, performance evaluations, promotions, and terminations.
  • Ensure that all material handling and shipping equipment is operated in a safe and efficient manner consistent with company policy.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on both the actual and forecasted customer backlog. Makes recommendations and decisions considering lead-times and production rates.
  • Prepare and implement short-term shipping forecasts that will be used to project plant profits for the Bartow location.
  • Manage all aspects of ensuring a safe working environment:
  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Valmont Safety Mission Statement and Corporate Safety's Critical Success Factors Process.
  • Help develop and implement the annual site SBO Plan, complete those tasks assigned to this position and provides necessary support and resources to have 100% of the plan completed.
  • Conduct annual safety performance reviews of direct reports.
  • We ask that you have successful completion of basic hazardous waste management training within six months of employment or assignment to this position, and an annual review of the facility's hazardous waste management program.
  • Develop a quality system that provides a product that meets or exceeds customer expectations.

Required Qualifications of Every Candidate

  • Proven managerial skills (previous management/supervisory related work history).
  • BS/BA degree in logistics or relevant field, or five years' experience in manufacturing, marketing, or material control management.
  • Willingness to pursue a certification with APICS.
  • Must have a thoughtful understanding of MRP (Material Requirements Planning), inventory management, material handling and storage, shop floor control, and shipping techniques,

Highly Qualified Candidates Will Also Possess These Qualifications

  • APICS CPIM or CSCP certification
  • Extensive ERP system experience, particularly with QAD
  • The ability to understand and evaluate the integrity of business supply processes
  • Master's degree in business, supply chain or statistics

Valmont offers employees and their families a comprehensive Total Well-being benefit package to ensure their individual and familyâ??s overall wellness needs are met.

Benefits include*:

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Employer paid life insurance
  • Employer paid short-term and long-term disability
  • Retirement plans
  • Dependent care
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Voluntary programs like tobacco cessation, Type 2 diabetes reversal, mortgage services, home & auto insurance, health coaching and more.


*Due to the nature of Valmontâ??s Global Business and Union contracts, not all benefits are the same.

Valmont does not discriminate against any employee or applicant in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, genetic information, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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Date Posted March 12, 2023
Date Closes April 11, 2023
Requisition R17650
Located In Claxton, GA
SOC Category 00-0000.00

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