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Materials Coordinator in Chicago, IL at Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Date Posted: 9/3/2018

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    Chicago, IL
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Job Description

Flex-N-Gate is a leading manufacturer and supplier of components for the automotive industry, recently ranked 10th of the 150 Top North American Suppliers in “Automotive News.” A growing and vital company, Flex-N-Gate provides a great opportunity for hard-working and skilled individuals.

Scope of the Position

The Materials Coordinator will manage production suppliers.  Plan all incoming raw materials, purchased components, packaging, sub-suppliers and outside services to support manufacturing and shipping requirements and oversee Receivers in accordance with stated policies, procedures and departmental goals. Directly or through manager, ensures achievement of company goals and objectives. This position participates fully in department initiatives. This position will work closely with the Materials Manager. 


Coordinate all incoming logistics planning with suppliers, as applicable
Inventory expert, working with ERP systems to troubleshoot inventory discrepancies and monitor inventory accuracy
General knowledge of PPAP, TS16949, ISO14001, MSDS, CTPAT and Health & Safety requirements
On-call from the plant by cell phone after hours
Issue firm and forecast releases to vendors on an ongoing basis for all production related items (i.e.  Steel, Aluminum, Purchased Components, Packaging, sub-suppliers and Outside services)
Coordinate receiving schedules to ensure a smooth flow of incoming products
Maintain minimum inventory levels and monitor for accuracy regularly with cycle counts
Work as a team with Manufacturing to designate storage locations for all purchased components, Steel, Aluminum and packaging. Maintain Maps and charts for plant level reference
Verify receipt data entry from Receivers and monitor FIFO of raw materials throughout the plant
May assist in training  of Receivers on receiving into CMS and other databases, as required
CMS database-Purchasing and Inventory expert.  Troubleshooting inventory discrepancies, understanding transactions in inventory database and root cause analysis
Ensure current MSDS for items purchased are on file at all times
Coordinate various outbound shipments related to vendors/production (i.e. Scrap processor, returnable containers; materials for out of house tryouts).
Report monthly Supplier Performance and summarize for QOS reporting
Work with Quality Supervisors on supplier quality issues. (Ensure that production is protected)
Keep up to date with system changes and training requirements related to job duties
The incumbent is responsible for the awareness, understanding, specific responsibilities and management of the Environmental Management System (EMS) as stated in EMS policy CEVPL.00005.


Community college diploma in purchasing or enrollment in/completion of PMAC; and/or
Minimum 3 to 5 years in the automotive industry
2 years Inventory control experience
Experience with steel / aluminum is an asset
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent English communication skills (verbal and written)
Positive attitude
Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office.
Ability to work effectively alone and prioritize.
Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.
Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.
Strong analytical ability
Supervisory and interpersonal skills are required
Troubleshooting ability is required
Strong decision making and problem solving skills
Demonstrated good internal customer service skills
Detail oriented
Good computer skills


• Medical, dental, prescription, vision, life and disability insurance; and a flexible spending account
• 401(k) retirement savings plan with company match
• Extensive safety training, new hire orientation, continuous learning and development programs and tuition reimbursement
• Paid holidays and vacation time

What do our employees have to say?
“It engages you professionally, and provides learning opportunities.”
“Lots of growth opportunity.”
“The company’s young enough to be exciting, but old enough to be stable.”
Not just a job—a great place to work!

Flex-N-Gate is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabled.


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