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Materials Manager in Fowlerville, MI at Flex-N-Gate Corporation

Date Posted: 6/30/2018

Job Snapshot

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 Manager at Ventra Fowlerville is responsible for managing and coordinating the activities of the Materials department in accordance with stated policies, procedures and departmental goals such as scheduling, customer service and shipping.   

This position works with a various department managers, customers, and has five direct reports.

    • System Maintenance on ECN's, NAFTA's, MRP and CMS Inventory accuracy
    • Set-up/maintain all new production related purchased items in CMS (AS/400 database)
    • Maintain price lists in CMS for all purchased items
    • Work with Corporate Purchasing to maintain Commodity code accuracy on purchased items
    • Set-up/maintain Blanket PO’s for production related items
    • Obtain new supplier information and submit requests for new vendors to Corporate purchasing
    • Obtain and ensure valid supplier certifications are on file at all times
    • Initiate request for supplier PPAP’s for new items and engineering changes
    • Work with Quality Engineer, Corporate Quality Specialist and Supplier on supplier quality issues. (Ensure that production is protected) Work with supplier to set up 3rd party sorts and returns if required. Issue debit memo and track corrective action from supplier. Input supplier non-conformances into FNG PLM
    • Work with Corporate purchasing, Market test purchased items for production for cost savings
    • Responsible for attending various meetings and completing daily and monthly reporting
    • Corporate reporting to Director of Purchasing (Metals Divisions); participate in conference calls
    • Work with Engineer as a liaison with supplier for cost savings and continuous improvements projects
    • Responsible for mentoring, coaching, directing, and evaluating staff.


Degree in appropriate discipline and five years’ work experience in a manufacturing environment or a combination of experience and education.

Human relations skills to run a team oriented department and excellent time management skills; supervisory and interpersonal skills

A working knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications and a sound knowledge of company computer program for inventory control.

Strong organizational, communication (verbal and written) and time management skills.

Proficiency with database applications and administration systems, specifically Microsoft Office.

Must be a highly motivated, service and team-oriented individual with an attention to detail.

Enthusiasm for challenge and new initiatives are prerequisites.

Strong decision making and problem solving skills

Demonstratedstrong internal and external customer service 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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