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Trane Materials Manager

Company: Trane Technologies
Location: Tyler
Posted on: July 17, 2021

Job Description:

At Trane Technologies® we Challenge Possible. Our brands – including Trane® and Thermo King®  - create access to cooling and comfort in buildings and homes, transport and protect food and perishables, connect customers to elevated performance with less environmental impact, dramatically reduce energy demands and carbon emissions, and innovate with a better world in mind. We boldly challenge what’s possible for a sustainable world.

Position Summary:

The Materials Manager at the Trane residential HVAC plant will be responsible for all production scheduling, materials planning, materials control, materials strategy, and all materials project initiatives. This position is also a key enabler of lean and continuous improvement in the plant. In addition, this position is accountable for materials department indirect labor productivity.  Key performance indicators for this position are inventory turns, on-time shipping to requested date and/or order fill rate, and days past due.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Primary point of responsibility for materials management for the site.
  • Ensures optimization of all materials management activities including scheduling, purchasing, inventory control, materials movement, supplier performance measurement, and indirect materials management.
  • Responsible for the implementation, support and compliance of the Materials and SIOP standard work playbook processes and systems to facilitate the fulfillment process from production planning to material procurement and warehousing, through product shipment.
  • Facilitates interaction with Sourcing, Engineering, Accounting, Marketing and Quality Assurance in support of the business’s strategic goals.
  • Develop and drive countermeasures for underperforming key processes and/or material suppliers.
  • Provide leadership in selecting, developing and evaluating personnel to ensure the efficient operation of materials functions and Trane Technologies' operating goals and objectives.
  • Manage suppliers, materials and inventory in a manner consistent with the requirements of a Lean Six-Sigma manufacturing environment.
  • Engages in the typical responsibilities of a manager requiring planning, evaluating, organizing, integrating and delegating.
  • Organize activities & assigning jobs accordingly to the staff requirements.
  • Provide required support to Global Procurement Commodity Leaders as needed during supplier selection process.
  • Promote APICS certification within the facility.
  • Develop and implement a professional development program for materials personnel.
  • Ensure alignment of the production plan to the published SIOP consensus plan.
  • Drive improved supplier relationships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Travel up to 15%

Key Competencies and Success Factors:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.

  • In-depth knowledge of computerized integrated information systems (manufacturing, materials management, production planning, procurement and distribution) and an understanding of manufacturing material flow in a plant.
  • Must possess a strong customer service orientation and provide dedicated support of internal customer requirements.
  • Must be a proactive change agent and possess leadership skills to build and maintain a team oriented environment while leveraging lean methodologies.
  • Must have solid interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate staff and to interact with various departments throughout the organization.
  • Must be a flexible, decisive and proactive problem solver.
  • Must know how to influence bottom line results.
  • Must be a strong communicator and possess strong organizational skills, with ability to work on multiple priorities at once.
  • Must be able to work well in high pressure, fast-paced environment and be proficient at conflict resolution.
  • Must be proficient in information technology systems utilized in Materials Management.

Experience and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required (MBA desirable).
  • APICS Certification in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM), or commitment to obtain within the first 18 months of employment.
  • A minimum of 5 years of experience in the integrated functions of materials management in a manufacturing environment that has embraced lean concepts, MRP manufacturing practices, and progressive supplier relationships.
  • A minimum of 3 years in managerial experience focusing on standardizing planning & execution, reducing sourcing complexity, and talent development.
  • Experience with rate-based or flow line (non-MRP) and job shop manufacturing environments preferred
  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP and lean manufacturing processes.
  • Experience with visual management systems.


We offer competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits and programs that help our employees thrive in both their professional and personal lives. We are proud of our winning culture which is inclusive and respectful at its core. We share passion for serving customers, caring for others, and boldly challenging what’s possible for a sustainable world.

We are committed to achieving workforce diversity reflective of our communities. We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, pregnancy, age, marital status, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any legally protected status.

Keywords: Trane Technologies, Tyler , Trane Materials Manager, Other , Tyler, Texas

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