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SunOpta Companies, Inc. Materials Manager in Omak, Washington

Materials Manager Omak Facility, 1124 5th Avenue E, Omak, Washington, United States of America Req #1661 Monday, April 1, 2024 SunOpta Overview: SunOpta (Nasdaq:STKL) (TSX:SOY) is a U.S.-based, global pioneer fueling the future of sustainable, plant-based food and beverages. Founded nearly 50 years ago, SunOpta manufactures organic and specialty products sold through retail and foodservice channels. SunOpta operates as a manufacturer for leading natural and private label brands, and also proudly produces its own brands, including , and TM. Job Summary: This position is responsible for the overall site materials management processes that support customer finished goods requirements, plant production schedules, production material purchasing, and inventory control. The Materials Manager leads the site Materials Management team and provides direction and performance oversight of outside partners including suppliers and service providers. Essential Functions of the Job: Responsible for the effective execution of critical manufacturing site support activities including Product Availability, Shipping/Receiving, Support of Production Plan, Materials Purchasing, and Inventory Control. Maintain finished goods inventory levels that meet customer order requirements while minimizing excess and obsolete goods. Support production schedules that meet customer requirements and optimize plant production efficiency. Ensure correct materials are on hand to support production requirements while optimizing inventory levels and procurement costs. Manage site shipping, receiving, material storage, and inter-plant movement activities for effective facility space utilization, labor efficiency, and material flow. Maintain accurate and timely records of materials received, issued, moved, produced, stored, and shipped into and out of the facility. Execute regular inventory counts, cycle counts, reconciliations, and adjustments to keep the Oracle inventory system accurate. Maintain and utilize Oracle ASCP and associated modules to execute materials management processes including purchasing, production scheduling, and inventory management. Develop and monitor performance of the materials management functions through the creation of regular reports and metrics. Develop action plans for opportunities and enlist the appropriate team members and partners to drive improvement. Ensure warehouse facilities meet Food Safety and GMP standards. Partner with other site functional leaders to identify and implement improvements in shared areas of accountability in support of excellence in overall site performance. Supervisory Responsibilities: Directly manages the members of the Materials Management team at the site level. This role is responsible for the overall direction, coordination and evaluation of all scheduling, procurement, and warehouse staff. Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Business, or a related major is required. A minimum of 5-7 years supervisory or management experience in production, scheduling or logistics operations is required. A solid understanding of warehouse operations, supply chain, scheduling, cost management, and transportation is necessary. Prior experience using ERP systems for inventory management, production execution, and procurement is necessary Preferred Qualifications: Food manufacturing experience preferred. Oracle ERP is preferred. Knowledge and Skills: Proven ability to identify and resolve issues in a timely manner, strong problem-solving skills. Solid analytical skills and the ability to manage both at a detailed level and at a broader level of leadership, experience with MS Excel and data analysis. Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to ef