Material Program Manager Job Description

Material Program Manager Job Description

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Material program manager provides advice to management and other functions on complex subcontract requirements and compliance with Government acquisition regulations.

Material Program Manager Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Identify opportunities and strategies to reduce risk and achieve cost savings
Liaison for assigned program(s) and supply chain management function including buyers, planners, subcontract administrators, scheduling, customers and suppliers
Facilitate labeling efforts and HMMS tracking of hazardous materials not sourced through the USMC ServMart, verify that labeling efforts occurring at the USMC ServMart are accurate and reflect current inventory
Modify, correct, or revise HMMS data elements to reflect accurate hazardous material accounting
Align with Business Strategies and Program goals, MPM(s) develop/maintain a Material Program Plan (MPP)
In conjunction with the Quality organization you'll evaluate and monitor supplier quality and reliability, the suppliers' ability to support required delivery schedules
For the overall material management for the program
Accountability for Material Program Strategies, providing pursuit support, the Material Program Plan needed to execute
Provide direction from the quotation analysis that the NPI specialists prepare from different suppliers, utilizing the (TCO) total cost of ownership tools and should cost of the parts, components
Facilitate quoting based on sourcing strategy for both initial builds volume manufacturing requirements

Material Program Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Material Program Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: MPM, EVMS, CAM, SCM, CPM, APICS, PMP, CSCP

Education for Material Program Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the material program manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Business, Engineering, Finance, Management, Education, MBA, Supply Chain Management, Technical, Business/Administration, Industrial

Skills for Material Program Manager

Desired skills for material program manager include:

US Government acquisition laws and regulations
IPDS
Microsoft Office
IMP/IMS
Risk
Assigned program
Enterprise Subcontract Process Excellence process
Production and scheduling processes
Asset management
ITAR

Desired experience for material program manager includes:

Supply logistics experience (e.g., inventory, shipping, receiving, storage, disposition, discrepancy reconciliation)
Knowledge in working with regulatory agencies on compliance programs, , OSHA, EPA, State, and Local
Bachelor’s degree (B.S
Leadership, negotiation, project management, continuous improvement, Six Sigma
MPM Certification
Technical knowledge of Defense hardware applications knowledge of operational and manufacturing processes (assembly, integration and test)

Material Program Manager Examples

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Material Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of material program manager. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for material program manager
  • Accountability for closeout of contractual obligations
  • Evaluating and monitoring supplier quality and reliability in conjunction with the Quality organization, suppliers’ ability to support required delivery schedules
  • Collaborate proposal pricing efforts and required CAPA data submittals
  • Supply chain management (SCM) liaison between buyers, planners, subcontract administrators, internal and external customers, suppliers
  • Maintain link between various Supply Chain functions including Purchasing/Sub-Contracts, Logistics and Production Control
  • Manage supply chain execution from proposal through product delivery
  • Prepare and execute Material Program Plans (MPPs)
  • Communicate linkage of overall program and supply chain objectives and establish compatible long-range vision including strategic agreements
  • Focal point and lead for Program EACs as related to material
  • Manage program material proposal activities
Qualifications for material program manager
  • A minimum of 8 years of Supply Chain experience or related work experience specifically in project management
  • Ability to obtain a DoD Confidential Clearance
  • Experience working internally with Engineering, Operations and Quality externally with suppliers
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering or equivalent experience or evidence of exceptional ability
  • Experience with material planning, purchasing, manufacturing, or business operations is a plus
  • Experience in business processes improvement is a plus
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Material Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a material program manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for material program manager
  • Manage program-related material risks and obsolescence issues
  • Lead team of material program managers (MPMs) in the organization, ensuring material requirements are satisfied for programs throughout program lifecycle – including proposal, design, and production
  • Establish standard operating and best practices to ensure 100% material availability on complex DoD projects
  • Develop appropriate processes, controls and performance measures to ensure that supplier performance exceeds objectives for first pass yield and on-time-delivery
  • Maintain compliance to our material management and accounting system (MMAS) requirements through process oversight, and metrics
  • Work with stakeholders to identify supplier and material risks
  • Manage team for material sales tracking, including budget and EAC responsibilities
  • Lead adoption of LEAN and continuous improvement initiatives within organization
  • Drafting Material Program Strategies, providing pursuit support, project and resource planning needed to execute
  • Accountability for the supplier management process
Qualifications for material program manager
  • Ability to work in a fast paced hybrid Development / Production environment
  • Able to develop and coordinate strategies and manage tactical execution
  • Excellent time management skills.• Exhibit understanding of the cross-functional relationships between inter-company groups and the expertise required to take a product through development and on to production.• Good communication skills, both oral and written.• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.• Attention to detail.• Demonstrate skill in Microsoft Project
  • Experience with MRP/ERP based requirements planning systems such as SAP, Oracle, MAPICS
  • CNC machining, machine shop, metal fabrication, manufacturing experience is a plus
  • Ability to achieve results and effectiveness of multiple functions considered to be of significant importance to the business’s short-terms and long-term success
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Material Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a material program manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for material program manager
  • Material sales forecasting
  • The MPM will use critical thinking skills to propose sound and innovative business solutions to increase operational efficiencies to insure business area and program success
  • This individual should be a self-starter and someone that is flexible and is able to work independently at a higher level
  • Manages the operation of a warehouse, directly supporting factory production by supervising, optimizing, and troubleshooting the efficient and accurate flow of material
  • Implements systems, process, configurations, and change/optimization projects in accordance with plans
  • Maintains a safe work environment by establishing, following, and enforcing standards and procedures, including actively coaching 3PL personnel and visitors to quickly address safety issues and concerns
  • Performs, directs, and reviews Root Cause and Correction Action analysis of part shortage, near miss, and other system and process failures to ensure continuous improvement and learning
  • Help to facilitate and manage any supplier issues
  • Manage all Program procurement efforts in the Program Office
  • Assist Purchasing to facilitate and manage any supplier issues
Qualifications for material program manager
  • Material Program Management and/or Supply Chain Management experience
  • Can demonstrate strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills
  • DoD-related Supply Chain/Program Management experience
  • Focal point for tying together the commercial business across value streams and supply chain management function including purchasing, inventory management, scheduling, logistics, quality, customers
  • Lead the day to day activities of the supply chain management team for commercial business across the value stream to ensure material availability to execute operations supply schedule
  • Drive goal alignment and reduce conflicting objectives between functional groups
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Material Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a material program manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for material program manager
  • Managing material budgets
  • Managing logistics requirements for the program and field sites
  • Works collaboratively with Program Office and Functional Management, other stakeholders, to define and assign task requirements
  • Assists in reviewing proposals, Statements of Work (SOWs, to include subcontract SOWs) to establish status metrics and reporting methods that assists with Make buy decisions, follows up on open purchase orders, verifies delivery, participates in resolving supplier issues, approves payment, and maintains necessary records of material movement throughout manufacturing and inventory cycle(s)
  • Utilizes program management tools to monitor and report program performance to objectives (including budget, schedule, and other management requirements), and facilitate project coordination and decision-making
  • Assists in the development and delivery of presentations/recommendations to senior Program Managers and Company Management, other stakeholders, relating to applicable program management plans
  • Provides proposal support to include estimating the scope of MPM labor and material efforts
  • Management of Integrated Supply Chain participation and input to the Integrated Product Development System Gate process
  • Defining Integrated Master Plan and Integrated Master Schedule inputs to the program
  • Aggregating, analyzing and reporting of financial and performance data to the program for all Integrated Supply Chain activities
Qualifications for material program manager
  • Database and spreadsheet modeling
  • Basic cost accounting standards
  • Coordinate and lead activities of a cross-functional team
  • Manage metrics across value streams for commercial business
  • 5-10 years of experience in supply chain, material planning, or engineering discipline
  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or supply chain
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Material Program Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of material program manager. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for material program manager
  • Serving as Integrated Supply Chain representative for and participate in all program level reviews and coordinate participation, as required, from other Supply Chain functions
  • Function as the point-of-contract between the Program Office, Functional Management, the Customer, supplier relationships, and other stakeholders to coordinate efforts to ensure successful resolutions of program issues
  • Manage the logistics requirements for the program and field sites
  • Interact with Engineering / Engineering design reviews, Planning, Procurement and Manufacturing personnel to ensure appropriate drawings are released and program schedules are achieved
  • Develop / review proposals & Statements of Work (SOW) to establish status metrics and reporting methods that assists with make / buy decisions, follows up on open purchase orders, verifies delivery, participates in resolving supplier issues, approves payment, and maintains necessary records of material movement throughout manufacturing and inventory cycle(s)
  • Understanding and interpret customer requirements in order to work in partnerships with customers to derive solutions
  • Manage assigned programs to meet schedules, performance, and budget commitments (contractual and expected)
  • Support business unit forecasting by providing weekly/monthly sales and awards forecast to leadership and maintain insight into these forecast to provide supporting detail
  • Communicate program requirements and support personnel (Engineering, Finance, Quality, Material Control, Purchasing, Manufacturing)
  • Identifying issues impacting program performance and leading efforts to resolve them to closure
Qualifications for material program manager
  • Ability to be flexible, innovative, multi-task, work with speed and agility to drive tasks to completion and work extended hours as necessary
  • Lean and Six Sigma Training and/or Certification
  • Prior responsibility leading a team of individuals
  • Able to develop advanced concepts, techniques, and standards
  • Able to develop solutions to complex problems that require a high degree of ingenuity, creativity, and innovation
  • Advanced degree within Supply Chain, Operations, Engineering, or Business Technical Education

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