Share this Job

Traverse City, MI, US

Materials Manager

Drive Your Career

Lear Corporation is the leading Tier 1 automotive supplier serving all of the world's major automotive manufacturers with our world-class automotive seating and automotive electrical products. Our products are developed and produced by a diverse, talented team of more than 165,000 people. With operations in 39 countries, Lear operates in every major automotive manufacturing region in the world. For our globally positioned and successful teams, we are looking for dedicated talents with zest for action and enthusiasm. If you love challenges, want to experience development opportunities unrestrained, and want recognition that pays off, then you've come to the right place with Lear.


Position Summary

Lear Corporation is looking for an experience Materials Manager to join our growing team in the Traverse City progressive stamping and plastic injection molding manufacturing plant. The Materials Manager will be responsible for the materials management function relating to the planning, procurement, storage, controlling, logistics and distribution of materials and products to meet Company objectives and customer requirements.


Essential Functions:

  • Plan and supervise the work of employees engaged in reviewing bills of material and sales order releases to determine material and parts requirements for manufacturing projects.
  • Coordinate receipt and flow of material relative to schedules, monitor progress of shipments and submit periodic and special reports to management on material status.
  • Supervise employees engaged in receiving, handling, storing, packaging, and shipping of parts and supplies.
  • Implement and manage effective systems and processes for shop floor scheduling and materials replenishment planning which optimize press utilization and setup reduction
  • Analyze Customer release data to identify potential current and future constraints
  • Preparation and issuance of local purchase orders (QAD) and maintenance of the associated supplier price lists (QAD).
  • Understand and adhere to Lear’s internal audit requirements which will also result in compliance with external Sarbanes-Oxley, TS16949 and ISO14001 demands.
  • Supervise employees conducting periodic physical inventories, maintain files of shipping instructions, import and export regulations and tariff controls, and assure that all receiving, disbursement and shipping operations are fully documented.
  • Ensure compliance and pursue optimization of corporate purchasing initiatives.
  • Explain company policies and regulations to subordinates, maintain effective personnel relationships and recommend hire, promotion, transfer or other change in status of employees supervised.
  • Ensure commitment to Quality Policy and Continuous Improvement throughout the materials department.
  • Support and directly enforce H&S policies, procedures and rules, including helping to meet H&S goals and objectives.
  • Manage Premium Freight with a zero-tolerance mindset driving all associated costs back to the source while adhering to the Corporate Premium Transportation Authorization procedure


Job Requirements / Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain, Logistics, or related field.
  • 5 years of Materials Management experience in the automotive industry
  • Requires broad knowledge of material control, purchasing, and production control, theory and practice, including storage and inventory procedures, traffic and shipping regulations
  • Familiarity with industrial organization, manufacturing processes and quality control methods
  • Experience working with QAD preferred
  • Proven Communication, Organizational, and Leadership


Lear Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to a diverse workplace.

Applicants must submit their resume for consideration using our applicant tracking system. Due to the high volume of applications received, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without sponsorship. Unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies, or similar, will not be paid a fee and will become the property of Lear Corporation.

Nearest Major Market: Traverse City
Nearest Secondary Market: Northern Michigan