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Materials Manager

Job Requisition ID: 33395 

Department: Manuf. & Operations (DEPT_MFGOP) 


Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS), comprised of the most trusted names in the fuel industry, are global leaders in driving innovation for over 100 years. DFS, the industry's 1st end-to-end fueling solution, provides advanced fuel-dispensing equipment, including systems and payment, automatic tank gauging and wet stock-management solutions. The DFS business is comprised of industry leading brands including Tokheim, Wayne Fueling Systems, Fairbanks, ProGauge, ClearView and OPW Fuel Management Systems. We lead every market we serve with focused expertise, progressive thinking and customer-inspired innovation in order to push the boundaries of performance for our customers and shareholders. To learn more about DFS, visit DFS is part of the Fluids segment of Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV).


Position Summary:


The Materials Manager is responsible for achieving optimal levels of inventory in our Austin, Texas factory.  Using our Oracle ERP system, the incumbent will lead our team of buyer/planners as they analyze usage, forecast, lead time EOQ/MOQ, and other information to ensure a ready supply of raw materials and components while delivering strong working capital management.  The candidate will implement best practices including ABC analysis, Kanban, master scheduling, and plan for every part.  The incumbent will be responsible for inventory turns, total inventory value, material availability to production lines, and for driving service improvements and implementing best practices.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Translate production targets into a materials plan
  • Manage the creation, usage and maintenance of planning BOMs
  • Responsible for product availability, inventory turns, supply chain lead-time and total inventory value for the assortment in all nodes in the supply chain
  • Work with the Sourcing team to address supplier issues and manage supplier performance
  • Manage new and existing VMI (Vendor Managed Inventory) with high standard
  • Manage inventory planning master data settings to meet Service requirements at optimal production and distribution cost
  • Run and maintain local warehouse and supplier review meetings to provide accurate information concerning the Supply Chain performance Key Performance Indicators (KPI)
  • The incumbent will interact with several functions of the business at management level which include Operations, Sales, Product Marketing, Service, IT, Finance, Business Unit leads, etc.
  • Coach, train and develop Buyer Planners in their operational performance and inter-personnel skills
  • Bring industry best practices and training to the team
  • Manage NPI process for materials, manage phasing out old parts and phasing in new parts
  • Manage E&O process
  • Manage engineering change process for materials, tracking changes and updating materials plan as needed



  • Bachelor of Science or Master of Science in the area of Supply Chain, Logistics or Finance is preferred
  • Experience working with organizations and suppliers across multiple geographies
  • Expertise with Oracle systems
  • 5 or more years’ experience with Inventory Management, Production, Procurement, Launch processes and Master Data processes and systems
  • Experience working with plan for every part (PFEP)
  • New Product Development

Preferred Skills/Experience

  • Management experience in the durable goods manufacturing industry preferable
  • Strong organizational and project management experience desired with the ability to solve problems and provide solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with other languages are an asset
  • At least 2 or more years’ experience leading a materials team of 3 or more.

Additional Information

  • Have a big picture view with good business acumen and decision-making ability required
  • The Materials Manager will benefit from broad experience of company processes including Warehousing, ERP systems (e.g. SAP), Product Development, Sales & Marketing Processes, Financial, Planning, Production and Procurement processes.



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, age, genetic information, or any other factors prohibited by law.

This position may be located in: Americas : United States : Texas : Austin


Salary Range
$81,000.00 - 146,000.00
per Year
Salary range estimated by
Austin, TX 73301, US