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Senior Materials Manager

Horseheads, New York
Production Planning

Job Description

Requisition ID: 4137171106

Johnson & Johnson's Family of Companies is recruiting for a Senior Materials Manager to be located in Horseheads, NY to support our Medical Devices business.

Johnson & Johnson Medical Device Companies produce a broad range of innovative products and solutions used primarily by health care professionals in the fields of Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices contains key surgical platforms such as Wound Closure, Orthopedics, Open and Minimally Invasive Stapling, Energy, Biosurgery, Aesthetics, ENT, and Cardiovascular surgical products. As the most comprehensive devices business in the world, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is best suited to serve evolving customer needs, train more surgeons to improve standards of care, and treat more patients globally as access expands. Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices is currently $20 billion in World Wide sales. The business is expected to experience solid growth over the next 5 to 7 years.

Thriving on a diverse company culture, celebrating the uniqueness of our employees and committed to inclusion. Proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


Focused on deriving customer demand & developing & implementing world-class inventory management practices & standards.

Managing & developing, strategic supply & inventory plans to achieve site specific goals and objectives. This position possesses a broad range of responsibilities critical to efficient utilization of resources & inventories to achieve and sustain service targets.

Leading the central focal point representing the interest of marketing, sales, manufacturing, materials, engineering & finance at corporate international & site levels to assure global enterprise product supply objectives are met.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

POLICIES: Know and follow DePuy GMP policies, procedures and assure that direct reports know and follow these policies and procedures related to work activities performed in area of responsibility

TRAINING: Complete training in area of responsibility and assure that direct reports are trained in area of responsibility within allowed time-period. Training is required for changes in existing policies & procedures, for new assignments & for implementation of new policies & procedures. Complete required periodic re-training & assure that required periodic re-training takes place for direct reports in areas such as safety & environmental

SAFETY: Set standards for safe behavior. Recognize & reward safe behavior in others. Ensure that direct reports employ safe practices. Enforce safety policies & procedures. Evaluate staff member’s safety performance & insure that safety is a part of each direct report’s Goals and Objectives

Key responsibilities:

Provide leadership to the team in developing & completing objectives

Coach the team in processes necessary to accomplish properly evaluated schedules & changes with respect to inventories & resources & monitoring same to ensure consumption & production are being accomplished as planned

Mentor & coach department associates on career development

Provide performance feedback to direct reports on a quarterly basis or more frequently if required

Insure department associates’ skills are in place to meet enterprise needs

Lead the process of integrating customers demand into viable schedules that are compatible with the business plan; an efficient use of capacities & resources & incorporate defined inventory levels

Reduce obsolescence excess & slow moving material exposure by direct interface with engineering, materials, manufacturing, marketing & finance in the release of new products & phase-out of old products

Facilitate deployment and maintenance of scheduling process to establish parameters, inventory targets, and continuous improvement to support customer service, inventory and cost targets.

Facilitate and mature monthly Supply, Inventory, Operations Planning (SIOP) meeting and activities

Improves profitability through process improvements and utilization of resources

Define, develop & maintain, with the aid of on-line systems, lead-times, backorders & back log management

Establish & assure that monthly product reviews with customers, materials, manufacturing, & finance directors addressing performance to plan (sales, orders, production), performance deficiencies & recovery plans are conducted

Create & maintain policies & procedures for product review, schedule development & maintenance, inventory levels, inventory tracking, & report generation

Support physical inventory & cycle count programs as required in support of corporate financial & operations requirement

Analyze monthly performance results and facilitate appropriate actions to achieve business goals.

Assure demand & inventory management systems are maintained & continuously improved to achieve state-of-the-art business process technology

Ensures compliance with Gnosis standard work process and activities

Other responsibilities may be assigned & not all responsibilities listed may be assigned

Span of control:

The Senior Materials Manager has oversight of all site Production Planning and Logistics activities

The PP&L Manager has overall accountability for the development, goals and objective setting, annual review and feedback for the Production Planning and Logistics associates

Supervisory responsibilities:

Responsible for communicating business related issues or opportunities to next management level

Responsible for ensuring subordinates follow all Company guidelines related to Health, Safety and Environmental practices and that all resources needed to do so are available and in good condition

Responsible for ensuring personal and Company compliance with all Federal, State, local and Company regulations, policies, and procedures

Performs other duties assigned as needed


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required

Business or Engineering degree (operations, business, logistics, systems) is preferred

MBA or equivalent is preferred

APICs certification is preferred

A minimum of 8 years in any combination of the following disciplines: materials planning master scheduling; inventory management, demand management, and capacity planning is required

Experience with planning, developing & implementing inventory management & production management systems is preferred

Experience with materials management function in a multi-site environment to include demand management (DM), master scheduling (MPS), capacity planning (CRP), material planning (MRP) & inventory control is required

Team leadership, teamwork, communication both oral & written with all levels of organization is required

Analytical & problem solving skills are required

Proficiency with MS Office suite of products required

Experience with MRP systems SAP or JDE required

Up to 20% of travel both domestic and international may be required.

Primary Location
United States-New York-Horseheads
DePuySynthes Products Inc (6149)
Job Function
Production Planning
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