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BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Materials Manager in Tempe, Arizona

Job Description Summary

Job Description

Responsible for leading a team to perform activities related to the purchase of material, material planning, production planning, inventory control, and shipping/receiving for Tempe manufacturing and 3rd party contract manufacturers. Owns raw material and finished good product flow to meet internal and external customer needs in terms of delivery, cost, and quality. Accountable for executing assigned rigors to support key KPIs, business objectives, and annual budgets.

Essential / Key Job Responsibilities (including supervisory and/or fiscal):

  • Lead and motivate a team of buyers to problem solve, drive results, and execute. Focus on developing talent.

  • Oversee materials management and reporting functions at the Tempe site and 3rd party finished good suppliers.

  • Proactively mitigate issues with supply constraints. Expedite materials when required and manage rejections or late deliveries. Escalate risks as needed. Measure supplier capability and long-term capacity plans.

  • Build tools in Excel to manage KPIs with the team, review variances, and understand drivers and impact of changes. Utilize tools to assess risk.

  • Understand inputs and outputs of a manual MRP as used to manage raw material demand and supply. Extensive knowledge and ease in creating and modifying an Excel based MRP.

  • Develop strategies to reduce inbound freight costs.

  • Drive lean inventory management practices and mitigate obsolescence for raw materials.

  • Recommend and execute cost reduction initiatives by identifying and executing opportunities in purchase price variance, material usage variance and process improvements.

  • Collaborate effectively with key internal stakeholders including Production, Supply Chain, Engineering, and Quality. Develop strong relationships with external suppliers.

  • Partner with Global Procurement build supplier management strategies, negotiate contracts, and identify future opportunities.

  • Propose recommendations to streamline core business processes while minimizing complexity, training effort and data duplication. Leverage Lean Concepts and Six Sigma tools to develop and effectively address process issues.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Responsible for committing funds on behalf of the company in an ethical manner.

  • Responsible for ensuring personal and company compliance with all Federal, State, local, and company regulations, policies, and procedures for Environmental, Health, and Safety compliance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Advanced experience in Excel.

  • Experience in ERP. JDE experience a plus.

  • Must possess leadership qualities as well as the ability to influence stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • End to End Thinking: Proven capacity to understand and manage the entire process associated with materials management and downstream impact.

  • Results Driven: Identify tasks needed to support desired outcomes and challenge potential roadblocks to drive necessary actions for results.

  • Development & Leadership Focus: Empower and motivate oneself and a team towards achieving a common goal.

  • Clear Communicator: Skilled at giving and receiving communication clearly, precisely, and in a compelling way to groups as well as individuals at all levels, including senior leaders, colleagues, and subordinates.

  • Agility: Adapt, change quickly, and succeed in a rapidly changing, ambiguous environment. Possesses a positive questioning attitude. Able and willing to dive into the why.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelors degree. MBA/Masters a plus.

  • 8-10+ years of Materials Management experience and a minimum of two years people management experience.

Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use sight, and use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, controls, and office equipment. The employee frequently is required to verbally communicate with other associates. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel or crouch.

Work Environment:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be in an open cubicle environment. Candidate must be able to work in a team-oriented, fast-paced environment. BD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that values and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

This job description is intended as a summary of the primary responsibilities of and qualifications for this position. The job description is not intended as inclusive of all duties an individual in this position might be asked to perform or of all qualifications that may be required either now or in the future.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status.

Primary Work Location

USA AZ - Tempe BPV Building 1

Additional Locations

Work Shift

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

Becton, Dickinson and Company is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We do not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital or domestic or civil union status, familial status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, disability, military eligibility or veteran status, or any other protected status.

All applicants should complete the on-line application process. BD is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities. If you require assistance or an accommodation because of a disability to participate in the application process, please call 855-BD-HELPS (855-234-3577) or email asc.americas@bd.com

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