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Leader, Technical Materials

Company: Southwire
Location: Carrollton
Posted on: May 24, 2020

Job Description:

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North Americas largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement, and unlimited growth opportunities. Our nearly seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the wellbeing of our communities. How will you power whats possible?

Job Title: Materials Technical Lead

Department: North Campus - 8877

Location: Carrollton, GA

Report To: Director, Operations Planning


The primary responsibility of the Technical Materials Lead is to provide materials management support to MTO manufacturing facilities. The individual will represent the interests of MTO manufacturing facilities while working with Product Management and Logistics in the supply phase of the SIOP process to ensure the best use of Southwires manufacturing assets, production plan attainment and on-time delivery. The individual will help drive Date Driven initiatives in MTO Manufacturing and adoption of improved production planning tools. Technical Materials Lead will support the ONE Southwire approach to drive the Companys overall strategy and goals.

Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in continuous improvement, Lean events and Lean tool certification for use in W&C
  • Participate in MTO SIOP process through capacity planning
  • Support Date Driven initiatives in MTO manufacturing
  • Provide materials management support to MTO plants to achieve plant OTIF, WC reduction, and other metrics
  • Oversee management of SW real repair facility as well as Kentucky 3rd party reel repair
  • Represent manufacturing in Steel Reel Optimization process
  • Coordinate outside strand purchases for Utility business
  • Point of contact for MTO Canadian business, coordinate MTO SW SPEED opportunities and lead MTO Storm response
  • Participate in Lean events focused on MTO manufacturing
  • Participate in MTO Cost-out initiatives

    Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

    • Bachelors Degree in Engineering, Logistics with minimum 3 years work experience required.
    • Must have strong business acumen, analytical skills, time management, and problem-solving skills
    • Extensive experience with core software applications, including SAP and Advaris is preferred
    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
    • Must possess excellent organizational and project management abilities, along with exceptional interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
    • Must be willing to travel as needed.

      Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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