Materials Manager 

LOCATION: Salisbury / North Carolina (US-NC), United States | BRAND: New York Air Brake | REQUISITION ID: 5827 | JOB GRADE: 16  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: On-site 


Since 1890, New York Air Brake has been an innovative leader in the heavy-haul railroad industry. As a member company of Knorr-Bremse –the world’s leading manufacturer of braking systems for rail and commercial vehicles--New York Air Brake is recognized worldwide as a Center of Competence for heavy-haul freight railroad control systems. From multiple locations, we serve customers across the United States, Canada, and Mexico—reaching clear across the globe to South America, Africa, the Middle East, China, and Australia. Our talented, diverse, and dedicated teams develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing our customers. Join us in our next steps.



Responsible for overall Materials Management for the NYAB Premtec Facility. Responsible for Raw Materials planning, Production scheduling, Warehousing and Logistics functions at the site. Drives and achieves logistics execution, warehousing performance, raw materials and production planning and inventory performance goals and objectives. Provides direction and priorities for department members including the establishment of individual goals and training plans. Creates effective materials organization to support supplier transitions and assure customer satisfaction through product distribution and manufacturing. 


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Direct line leadership and development of Supply Chain organization at the Manufacturing site, including the Production/Materials Planning, Warehouse and Logistics functions.
  • Oversee and lead the execution of the Sales and Operations Planning (SOP) plan for the site.
  • Responsible for leading the Delivery Performance and Ability to Deliver KPI's, while keeping budgeted, logistics costs, inventory turns rates and warehouse execution metrics aligned.
  • Ensure supply of purchased materials to all assembly areas based on the Sales & Operations Plan (SOP).
  • Lead the planning team to ensure the assembly cells have updated production schedules for in-house produced materials to arrive to the warehouse on time to meet the agreed upon SOP.
  • Work closely with the SCM In-Supply group to improve on time/and flexible deliveries from our suppliers.
  • Participate in Lean Daily Management programs in support of continuous drive for Customer Service and Supply Chain Excellence.
  • Must understand and support all Quality, Product Safety, and Health/Safety/Environmental/Energy policies.
  • Must understand and adhere to all relevant statutory or regulatory compliance obligations.
  • Must understand, support and adhere to the Integrated Management System policies, procedures and instructions.
  • Must understand and support relevant key performance indicators (KPIs), as defined in the goal tree.



Skills and Competencies

  • Strong Leadership Skills
  • SAP ERP System Knowledge MM, PP and WM
  • Strong background in Material Requirements Planning (MRP)\
  • Customer Orientation
  • Time Management



Supervisory Responsibility
Responsible for Direct Management of 5-10 Professional personnel.

Work Environment
The employee will be required to perform duties on a computer terminal. The employee may be exposed to shop floor conditions, i.e. noise, heat, cold, dust/dirt etc. 

Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of an office work environment position.



Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor Degree Supply Chain Management or Related Technical Field
  • 5+ Years of Relevant Materials Management, Manufacturing and/or Supply Chain Planning or related capacity


Preferred Education and Experience

  • APICS Certification Desired
  • Lean Process Management




From Engineering to Test Laboratory; Manufacturing & Skilled Machine Operation to Sales and Marketing; Field Service to Customer Service; Quality to HR to Finance to Software Development, our team-based approach is built on inclusion, opportunity, development, social responsibility and rewards. You are afforded the chance to grow personally and professionally through challenging assignments, commitment to continuing education, exposure to a variety of projects, and international travel. Our benefits are cutting edge as we offer student loan repayment assistance, lucrative 401k program, company assisted stock purchase plan, tuition reimbursement, wellness program, onsite workout facilities & classes along with competitive salary and incentive compensation, generous paid time off programs and a full array of medical, dental and vision options. We’ve got the right stuff, do you? Let’s find out together.


Then join us! We look forward to receiving your online application!


New York Air Brake LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

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