DEW Engineering and Development is a multi-divisional technology company that designs and manufactures innovative products for global clients.  DEW provides a wide range of services and products to our military and commercial customers including:  design, test and evaluation; prototyping and development; and manufacturing.  DEW offers opportunities for growth, an attractive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and an environment that promotes personal and professional success.  We currently have an opening for the following position:

Materials Manager - Miramichi, NB

The Material Manager reports directly to the Production Manager

Job Purpose:

The Material Manager’s primary function is to manage and oversee all Purchasing, Shipping/ Receiving and Warehouse operations.

Responsibilities & Duties:

(Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following)

Material Management:

  • Oversee all purchasing, shipping, receiving and warehouse activities ensuring compliance with corporate material handling strategies, policies, processes and contracts.
  • Ensure that critical material, components, equipment and services are procured at the best value for the company.
  • Create and implement material management procedures and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Ensure safe and proper off loading and on loading procedures are followed and maintained in shipping and receiving.
  • Ensure hazardous goods and shelf-life items are properly labelled and stored.
  • Ensure materials to be shipped are properly packaged and all contract specifications are followed.
  • Organize shipping through outside agents.
  • Ensure proper permits are acquired prior to shipping, particularly for oversized loads and dangerous goods.
  • Ensure all company procedures have been followed before products leave the premises.
  • Ensure materials are issued to the production department, as necessary.
  • Remove material deficiencies and surpluses.
  • Maintain and update material management system in enterprise software.

Project Management:

  • Provide information to Project Managers and Purchasing departments as required.
  • Work with Quality Assurance department to ensure product is received and shipped as required.
  • Maintain contacts with Federal Government and Private industry clients as required.
  • Liaise with Brokers and US/Canada Customs agencies as required.
  • Meet with Canada Customs and Canada Revenue Agency auditors as required and ensure that all their concerns and question are answered.
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.

Inventory Management:

  • Ensure inventory levels are accurate
  • Dispose of excess material through vendor resale or scrap.
  • Ensure that excess materials are disposed of in a cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure purchasing is aware of inventory levels.

Personnel Management:

  • Provide technical, military, material management and Visual Manufacturing advice to staff as required.
  • Supervise and act as a mentor to employees.
  • Ensure all employees comply with Health and Safety regulations and policies.
  • Ensure that all sections are running at full capacity and allocate resources as needed.
  • Respond to employee inquiries, issues and concerns and resolve accordingly.
  • Ensure all new employees are properly trained.
  • Work with Human Resources to identify development and training requirements.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations for employees.
  • Participate in the selection of new employees.

Miscellaneous:

  • Work in conjunction with the Safety/Maintenance Manager to ensure the yard is properly maintained and to assist with facility and yard upgrades
  • Ensure proper storage of DND vehicles
  • Ensure protective equipment and uniforms are available to production staff as required

Other:

  • Work well within a team environment.
  • Maintain open communication with all team members.
  • Adhere to all environmental, health and safety regulations and follow the environmental and quality management systems.
  • Travel as required.

Experience:

  • Five years supervisory and warehouse experience
  • Experience working in a large-scale manufacturing environment
  • Material management expertise
  • Experience with MS Office and inventory management software

 

Education/ Professional Certification:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field

Skills:

  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to lead and motivate a team
  • Strong task-management and scheduling capabilities
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiating skills

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If your background is a match and you are interested in pursuing this challenging career opportunity, please forward your resume in confidence with "Materials Manager" in the subject line to "dewmiramichicareer@dewengineering.com"

dewmiramichicareer@dewengineering.com  


While we thank all those who apply, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

DEW is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.