Materials Manager

Supply Chain


United States, Michigan, Canton, Michigan

Remote Position: 


March 17th, 2023



Job Summary: The primary purpose of this position is to oversee and improve the planning and coordination of the inventory, materials purchasing, managing engineering changes, ensuring we are meeting production targets and shipping/receiving functions to meet the customer requirements.



  • Determine supply needs and ensure that supplies and materials are purchased according to specifications
  • Oversee shipping, receiving, and warehousing procedures
  • Supervise and train shipping/receiving and materials associates
  • Oversee distribution of supplies to production
  • Control inventory levels using the tools that are available and ensure availability of all materials
  • Plan the preproduction/production/service requirements for the plant
  • Coordinate with production leadership to ensure production requirements are met on time
  • Monitor customer orders to provide guidance on staffing needs
  • Review customer forecast for changes/needs
  • Analyze capacity constraints and plan accordingly
  • Communicate issues to the customer and develop a recovery plan with production/suppliers
  • Setup S&OP meetings with management team to review customer volumes
  • Manage customer delivery ratings
  • Manage and communicate Engineering Changes
  • Update the customer portal as required (Ford, FCA, GM, BMW
  • Manage and lead customer balance out at the end of a program model yea
  • Submit obsolescence claims to the customer
  • Manage setting up new customers portals
  • Lead plant inventory
  • Lead and improve the martials portion of QMS
  • Lead capacity planning
  • Safety walks with the team




  • Bachelor Degree or High School Diploma/GED with minimum of 5 years of applicable experience required
  • Tier 1 Automotive Experience strongly preferred
  • Experience with ISO 14001, ISO 4500, EDI, Plex, OEM customer portal, S&OP1 and IATF requirements strongly preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Detailed oriented
  • Excellent problem resolution skills
  • Proficient with Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Proficient with MRP systems
  • Must be able to lift up to 40lbs


About Constellium Van Buren
Constellium Van Buren is a state-of-the-art production facility which produces customized aluminum automotive structures and crash management systems for our OEM customers, and features advanced development and prototyping capabilities. Located at the heart of the automotive industry in metro Detroit, the plant works closely with our OEM customers and suppliers to ensure our products meet precise performance specifications.


Benefits are the cherry on top of any job and what Constellium has to offer is definitely a treat! Day 1, employees automatically receive an 3% contribution to their 401k. On top of that, if the employee choses to contribute to their 401k, Constellium matches 100% of the first 6%. That money adds up fast! Constellium also offers a hybrid work arrangement, where employees at times are able to work remotely from home! If you miss office parties and socializing with coworkers, Constellium has their own Constellium Cares Committee at each site where they plan activities for employee engagement and community outreach. These are great opportunities to connect with others and do good for our communities! Like free stuff? Employees are given an annual allowance to buy company swag and have the option to submit fitness reimbursements for gym memberships, new workout equipment and more! Are kids in your future? Constellium offers 16 weeks 100% paid maternity leave and 4 weeks 100% paid paternity leave. Constellium will also help cover child care expenses for your children. Also, beginning in 2023 Constellium will be offering a Student Loan Repayment Program, where the Company will pay up to $3,000 per year to help employees tackle student debt. All in all, Constellium is a great place to work, period.


Constellium is an Equal Opportunity Employer: Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.


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