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Manager Materials

Date: Mar 10, 2023

Location: Sherrill, NY, US

Company: Briggs and Stratton

Position Description

Manages the purchasing, warehouse, logistics and scheduling departments for a specific location. Provides leadership and direction to Materials Management personnel. Leads the implementation of strategic projects.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Leads team to optimize forecast, demand planning and creates supply plans that ensure availability of service parts and products

  2. Monitors forecasts and demand to identify changes or to determine their effect on supply chain activities

  3. Defines performance metrics for measurement, comparison, or evaluation of supply chain factors, inventory accuracy, and shipping/receiving compliance

  4. Analyzes inventories to determine how to increase inventory turns, manage fill rates, determine estimated time of arrival, reduce waste, or optimize customer service

  5. Manages production scheduling to meet the sales forecast

  6. Ensures component and product inventory is stored and managed in an appropriate manner

  7. Partners with Corporate functions to ensure proper roll out and adherence to corporate Supply Chain directives along with maximizing synergies with other Briggs & Stratton entities

  8. Manages activities related to tactical purchasing, material requirements planning, inventory control, Kanban, vendor managed inventory, logistics, warehousing, shipping and receiving

  9. Participates in the coordination of engineering changes, product line extensions, or new product launches to ensure orderly and timely transitions in material or production flow

  10. Performs full range of managerial responsibilities which may include but not be limited to: interviewing, hiring, coaching and developing employees; planning, assigning and directing work; EEO/AA; performance management; department budget

  11. Performs other duties as assigned

Job Skills Requirements

  • Thorough knowledge of manufacturing, distribution, inventory, and quality procedures and management programs and systems

  • Comprehensive understanding of integrated supply chain management including demand planning, forecasting and procurement

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills to interact with diverse groups of people inside and outside of the corporation

  • Excellent analytical skills and the ability to exercise judgment and make critical decisions

  • Proficient computer skills including familiarity with enterprise resource planning and business intelligence/analytics systems, Google, and MS Office applications

  • Fluent in English and primary language used in area of responsibility and/or location


Bachelor's Degree in Supply Chain Management or related field, or equivalent education and experience

Experience Requirements

Minimum of seven years of experience in a continuous supply chain within high volume manufacturing environment

Physical & Environmental Requirements



Briggs & Stratton, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, provides innovative products and diverse power solutions to help people get work done. Briggs & Stratton is the world’s largest producer of engines for outdoor power equipment, and is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of lithium-ion battery, standby generator, energy storage system, lawn and garden, turf care and job site products through its Briggs & Stratton®, Vanguard®, Ferris®, Simplicity®, Snapper®, Billy Goat®, Allmand®, SimpliPhi®, Branco® and Victa® brands. Briggs & Stratton products are designed, manufactured, marketed and serviced in more than 100 countries on six continents.


Briggs & Stratton is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. Briggs & Stratton also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.

Nearest Major Market: Utica

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