Materials Manager


Goshen, IN, US

Division: BENTELER Automotive 
Functional Area: Supply Chain Management 
Career Level: Professional 
Contract Type: Permanent/Full-time 
Weekly Working Hours: 45,00 
Required Languages: English 
Requisition ID: 11272 

Benefits: 401(k) Match || United States : 401(k) Match || United States : Dental || United States : Development || United States : Educational Assistance || United States : Flexible Work Schedules || United States : Health Savings Accounts || United States : Holidays || United States : Life & Disability || United States : Medical || United States : Training || United States : Vacation || United States : Vision || United States : Wealth Management Support 


At BENTELER, we make it possible. From promoting individual talents to international career prospects, or from generous opportunities for designing your career to personal development opportunities—at BENTELER, we always have answers to your questions about the future, based entirely on your personal needs. Diverse options that makes sure you can be anything and everything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!



  • Leads Materials and Production Planner
  • Coach/Mentor the staff
  • Manages department training matrix
  • Ensures sustainable implementation and the continuous optimization and improvements of all processes in the responsible area
  • Ensures compliance with global/regional standard processes and regulations
  • Reduces daily business SC costs and ensures a high delivery performance to all customers
  • Optimizes and manages the stocks of stored material; ensures physical stock compliance through accurate SAP postings and values
  • Ensures the usage of standard SAP transactions
  • Handles SAP Idoc's or manual call offs and ensures the elimination of root cause in case of nonconforming Idoc data
  • Ensures the sales and operations planning
  • Ensures the evaluation of customer call offs vs contracted volume
  • Ensures the monitoring and maintenance of production capacity (short, mid-term)
  • Ensures production scheduling in SAP
  • Ensures the ramp/start up of new projects with out material shortages and the end of production according to the global standard process
  • Implements operational SC targets and initiates countermeasures in case of deviations
  • Inventory management
  • Avoids special freights and ensure the compliance with transport cost budget
  • Ensures a high customer satisfaction and avoid customer violations (complaints)
  • Ensures compliance with all operations SCM targets
  • Ensuring the accurate SCM reporting
  • Manages Customer PDCA's, 8D
  • Manages Special Freight PDCA's
  • Manages Cycle Count PDCA's, Inventory accuracy
  • Immediate escalation to Plant SCM for any deviations to plan or budget
  • Implements the machine capacity planning tool for the production lines and ensures the accurate usage; initiates promptly countermeasures in case of production capacity issues (Only Component Plants)
  • Ensures in the responsible area if the SC related data are administered correctly in SAP; monitors the SAP parameters, quality of SC master data and ensures faultless MRP and initiates countermeasures in case of mistakes
  • DQI Monitor
  • Combined with Mater data administrator
  • Transfers local operational SC processes into SAP and ensures that all interfaces are met
  • Implements and ensures that customer requirements are met
  • Ensures the Planners are trained properly in the tools and equipment to perform their jobs
  • Reduces working capital according to BOSLE principles; increases delivery services
  • Manages the stocks days on hand (finish, raw, semi finish material)
  • Manages Working Capital
  • Monitors / Reviews production build schedules
  • Conducts SAP reports to track material and produced parts
  • Avoids material shortages and manages bottle necks in Supply Chains to increase the delivery performance to the customer
  • Conducts inventory cross checks
  • Inventory Control
  • Cycle Count/ Inventory Lead
  • COGI
  • Promotes a respectful work environment and recruits, develops and retains (functionally and disciplinarily reporting) human resources to maintain a qualified, motivated and productive workforce. Leads by example and lives up to Benteler’s mission, values and global leadership principles. Uses standard HR tools e.g. the appraisal process to provide regular feedback and agree upon tasks and goals with respective employees
  • Provides support to all activities assigned by the direct supervisor.
  • Those generated by Global Skill Matrix (ViFlow).
  • Post offer drug screen and professional background screening required.



Your contact

Robin Renee Patrick 

BENTELER Human Resources

Phone: +1 574 537-2930 


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The same is true in our BENTELER Automotive division. This is where intelligent solutions for the automotive world are born—and where we, as a partner, provide answers on central topics like safety, the environment, and efficiency to nearly every major automotive manufacturer. Whether it's the body, the chassis, or the engine, we’re constantly setting new standards with the products, materials, and technologies we develop and produce. Inventiveness that makes sure you can be and become anything. Or, as we like to put it: BENTELER makes it happen!


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