Manager, Materials Planning and Systems

Company Name:
NSTAR Global Services, Inc.
Job Title Manager, Materials Planning and Systems
Date Posted 8/8/2014
Area/Specialty Engineering, Constru/Engineering, Constru
Location Albany, NY
Job Type Full-Time Regular
Min Experience 10 Years
Max Experience 20 Years
Position Id 3168
Job Description
POSITION TITLE: Manager, Materials Planning and Systems
As the name suggests, Total Facility Solutions provide solutions that are designed to deliver process-critical infrastructure for semiconductor, life science, renewable energy and science & research installations. Their turnkey facilities contracting solutions feature high purity piping, electrical services, clean utilities, process equipment installation as well as gas, chemical and ultra-pure water systems installations among others.
The company focuses on process piping and electrical services for high-technology, electronics and related industries. Total Facility Solutions(TFS) is able to service a growing list of related markets including: nanotechnology, biopharma, photovoltaics, renewable energy, green construction, science and teaching facilities and research and development installations.
Total Facility Solutions, Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary under the holding company M+W Americas, a full service architectural, engineering, and construction management firm that offers a broad range of global services to public and private science and research, biotechnology, electronics, advanced technology, manufacturing, and institutional clients.
TFS is transforming their entire materials and supply chain organization and process to better support their goal of being the preferred, single-source provider of process-critical infrastructure for customers in the semiconductor, life science, renewable energy and science & research industries. The Director of Supply Chain Management is seeking a proven leader who can develop and execute a material planning strategy that can be executed across all service platforms. This individual must have 10yrs of progressive leadership experience in material planning and program management and must have a minimum of 5 years of experience in construction, process equipment or piping industries.
The Manager of Material Planning will provide leadership and direction to plan, organize and control the material requirements planning in order to support the strategic acquisition of materials and services at TFS. The individual will be a member on cross-functional teams responsible for material requirements across project sites. This highly visible role will interact heavily with senior executives at TFS to improve planning requirements, on-time delivery, and lead-time.
Specific Responsibilities: Materials Planning
Assist Project teams with Procurement plans for Long Lead, Blanket purchases, VMI and large equipment
Assist Warehouse team with space planning for VMI, large equipment staging, etc.
Assist Fabrication Shop with ISO tracking and shop scheduling
Assist Procurement team with expediting late deliveries from Suppliers
Define materials planning processes, procedures and implement systems changes as required
Be prepared, as required, to train addition materials planners on other, non-GF.e projects/jobsites
Take a leadership role, with project teams, in establishing pull-planning(LPS) processes/systems
Specific Responsibilities: Field Execution Systems Admin
Prepare information and request new users to be set up in Plex
Request user permissions to be changed or users to be deleted from Plex access
iPad control & maintenance and support
Research and request new Part Numbers be added to Plex
Update existing Parts as needed - correct descriptions, pictures, etc.
Add, Change, Delete locations, delivery locations, etc. as needed
Submit requests for changes to Plex configuration, glosserization, drop down lists, etc
Set up new Plex Users on PC's or iPads per PC Set up SOP
Provide support for label printers, scanners, etc. as needed
Train new users on Plex functions per SOP's and Training materials
Submit Problem Reports and manage to resolution
Liaison with Local IT for support on all network, security and device issues
Support for report and data requests as needed
BA / BS in Supply Chain, Business, Finance, Accounting, Engineering or related field of discipline or equivalent experience.
10 years of program managemen/materials planning experience with minimum of 5yrs in construction and/or process-equipment industries.
Proven capability to lead a cross-functional team with product, manufacturing, quality and engineering as well as procurement.
Excellent program management, strong verbal and written communication skills.
Willing to travel to suppliers facilities or other TFS locations 50% of the time.
ISM or APICS certification preferred.
Attention to Detail and Pride in Work Well Done: Performs tasks accurately and thoroughly; sets and maintains high performance standards for self and others that support the organization's strategic goals. Takes responsibility and stays focused on a problem until an effective solution is found
Lean Six Sigma Management Principles:Practical knowledge and experience in applying lean tools to all business processes. Possess the ability to instill a continuous improvement mindset in the organization.
Problem Solving:Ability to collect and process large amounts of data, understands trends, drive specific analyses, and develop actionable insights from them. Critical and conceptual thinker who is able to challenge the status quo. Works well under time pressure and makes decisions and recommendations with high amounts of embedded uncertainty.
Gets Results: Consistently meets commitments to the business and to others. Quickly translate business requirements into actions by defining "who does what by when" to ensure plans are executed. Very high standard for deliverables.
Teamwork and Leadership: Effective collaboration across functions and geographies. A confident, mature person with the ability to connect, inspire and influence others without direct reporting relationships.
Communication: Effective communicator to all levels in the organization. Ability to translate large amounts of technical and statistical information into actionable insights and communicate to non-technical audiences. Ability to be concise and conduct clear, impactful presentations.
The successful candidate:
Entrepreneurial attitude, goal driver, results focused with a strong bias for action.
Assertive, dynamic, creative, and smart leader with unlimited energy and vision.
Extreme attention to detail.
Self-motivated, positive thinker.
Team oriented with a priority on organizational goals, motivated by accomplishments rather than power.
Highly analytical and logical. Skilled at problem analysis and problem resolution at both a strategic and functional level.
Mature and sensitive to multiple decision-making styles.
Ability to grasp issues in a dynamic environment and organize activities to quickly achieve desired outcomes.
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