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Ricardo Defense - Materials Manager

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Job Description

The Opportunity:

Ricardo Defense has a rewarding career opportunity for a Materials Manager on our manufacturing team. The Materials Manager will coordinate the incoming and outgoing supplies, optimization of production planning and tactical purchasing for Ricardo Defense. This Materials Manager must be adept at working directly with suppliers on a day-to-day basis relaying material requirement in addition to providing longer term forecasts as required.

What You will Do:

This Materials Manager will be responsible for developing and perform logistics and product lifecycle support activities. This will include various military/defense markets including planning, directing, and coordinating the storage and distribution of raw materials and supplies within our organization. In addition, this Materials Manager will oversee the financial transactions related to logistics. Prior experience with DoD supply support (Logistician) would be ideal but is not mandatory.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Key business expert for SAP material planning, receiving and shipping
  • Oversee, lead and be the Key business SAP expert inventory planning, forecasting, and production purchasing
  • Manage inventory based on demand, forecasting, and customer agreements
  • Establish Economic Order Quantity (EOQ), safety stocks, reorder points, etc.
  • Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support inventory forecasting
  • Manage activities related to material requirements planning (MRP), procurement, material flow and inventory control and warehousing
  • Material Management & Asset Visibility
  • In-transit material where components are between locations but not yet recorded as received
  • In-storage stocks where items are available from inventory
  • Maintain records of product deliveries to customer facilities
  • Establish re-order quantities for stock levels
  • Maintain material flow accountability utilizing SAP software
  • Help achieve 100% parts availability for assembly/shipping operations
  • Remove bottlenecks and obstacles to create a clear path for all logistics operations
  • Detailed inventory management and cycle counting
  • Preparing reports/presentations/briefings using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat software
  • Gathering, coordinating, validating and submitting documentation required to execute contracting actions necessary to comply with the Procurement process
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned

Qualifications We Value:

  • Firm understanding when urgency is required and keen sense of when systems need to be improved
  • APICS Certificate desirable
  • Strong, organizing, prioritizing, communication, written and analytical skills
  • Strong knowledge of best practice processes
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to work to deadlines in a fast-paced and high-pressure environment
  • Customer focused, consistently placing client as top priority
  • Essential Qualifications:
  • Must be a US Citizen with ability to obtain a security clearance
  • BA / BS degree or 5+ years’ experience in materials management
  • 2+ years in manufacturing or materials management
  • SAP and MRP experience
  • Experience in material planning and production scheduling using an integrated ERP system in a manufacturing environment

Ricardo Defense offers an impressive compensation and benefits package including:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision coverage
  • Company Paid Life and AD&D
  • Company Paid Short Term and Long-Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • 401k with Company Match
  • Paid holidays, vacation and sick days

About Us:
Ricardo Defense is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ricardo Inc. established as a separate limited liability company in 2015 and structured under a Defense Security Service ‘Special Security Agreement’. Ricardo Defense provides engineering, technology, product innovation, sustainment, and field support services for our customers in the defense industry. We are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. We are guided by our corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion. Ricardo, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Ricardo plc. For more information, visit www.ricardo.com.

Ricardo Defense is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity or gender expression), age, mental or physical disability, creed, ancestry, citizenship, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, medical condition, genetic trait or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.