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Ingersoll Rand Materials Control Manager in Margate, United Kingdom

Ingersoll Rand is committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ancestry, color, family or medical care leave, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, physical or mental disability, political affiliation, protected veteran status, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws, regulations and ordinances.

Main purpose of the role:

The Material Control Manager is responsible for driving transformational change through the use of Lean and Six Sigma tools within the factory. This position is expected to lead efforts to compress cycle times, improve inventory turns, improve service and reduce waste in all Materials processes. In addition, this position will regularly interface with suppliers, global procurement, operations, hourly plant personnel, engineering, finance, and plant leadership. This is the primary communication link between leadership teams and project teams; works with both project teams and leadership teams to deliver projects on schedule and on budget; identifies and updates risk profile and contingencies as well as developing options during the course of the project.


  • Lead site Rapid Improvement Events that focus on Materials Management processes

  • Develop and manage the reporting system that compares gaps to what is normal and publish explanations for variances.

  • Utilizes lean material flow tools to identify service, cash, and/or cost savings opportunities.

  • Works with the SIOP/Materials Leads to develop and prioritize a projects pipeline for the business.

  • Works with Materials Management teams to improve measurements, analysis, development, and implementation of tools such as gap analysis, process performance, problem escalation, standard work, and cycle time reduction.

  • Assists the Materials teams with new product introduction and team related project completion.

  • Provide materials management project leadership for activities such as VMI implementations, Supplier Transitions, VA/VE, footprint transitions, and new product introductions.

  • Drive material management operation excellence daily by identifying and improving inventory accuracy, material replenishment flow and organization thru the use of Plan For Every Part (PFEP), production loading and scheduling, materials ordering, supplier management and system utilization.

Key Competencies and Success Factors:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • Must have the skill set to drive lean transformation by eliminating waste and increasing the velocity of customer orders once released to the facility.

  • Must be able to mentor and coach the site Materials Management group on lean methodologies.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills to manage multiple priorities at once Excellent written, oral communication and presentation skills with the ability to engage individuals across all levels within the organization

  • Must be able to leverage IR Change Management methodology to ensure adherence of new processes

  • The ability to influence bottom line results.

  • Indirect influence and management

  • Must have good understanding of manufacturing material flow in a plant

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering discipline

  • Experience with rate-based or flow line (non-MRP) and job shop manufacturing environments

  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes

  • Experience with visual management systems

  • Knowledge of personal computer applications required (Excel, Word, Visio, PowerPoint, etc.)

  • Six sigma Green/Black Belt certification preferred

  • PMP certification preferred

  • APICS certification preferred and/or line of sight to certification within 24 months

  • 3- 5 years of project management and/or manufacturing experience

Ingersoll Rand Inc. (NYSE:IR), driven by an entrepreneurial spirit and ownership mindset, is dedicated to helping make life better for our employees, customers and communities. Customers lean on us for our technology-driven excellence in mission-critical flow creation and industrial solutions across 40+ respected brands where our products and services excel in the most complex and harsh conditions. Our employees develop customers for life through their daily commitment to expertise, productivity and efficiency. For more information, visit www.IRCO.com.

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