Dexter Axle

  • Materials Manager

    Location US-GA-Atlanta
    Posted Date 1 month ago(4/19/2018 10:41 AM)
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  • Overview

    Dexter, the premier supplier and manufacturer of axles, doors, venting products and related components in the utility trailer, boat trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty and manufactured housing markets, has an opportunity for a Materials Manager in our Atlanta, GA facility. 


    Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles, brakes and actuation, along with entrance door and venting products for over 50 years serving the utility trailer, recreational vehicle, heavy duty, manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty markets. Dexter is headquartered in Elkhart, Indiana employing over 2,800 people and operating 18 manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Canada (Indiana, Georgia, Oklahoma, California, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Utah, Ontario, and Alberta). Dexter has achieved its many years of success through a commitment to the principles of superior quality, continuous improvement, and unparalleled customer service. Dexter is a wholly owned subsidiary of DexKo Global, Inc.


    For more information about our company, access Dexter's web site at


    Dexter offers a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits. Dexter’s benefits package includes Health, Dental, Vision, Life, STD, LTD, FSA, HSA, and 401(k) Plan with company contributions.

    Position Summary

    The Materials Manager is responsible for the material planning, lineside presentation, distribution center management, inventory management, and scheduling activities dedicate to supporting the production of finished goods.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities

    • Analyze, plan, and manage all material control related activities supporting current demand and changing business priorities covering both current production and customer service requirements.
    • Utilize company ERP System to schedule, forecast, monitor, and control production, shipping, and receiving activities at multiple sites.
    • Manage line side distribution through use of kitting, kan-ban, and other lean distribution disciplines.
    • Organize warehouses and implement picking, packaging and shipping processes to support error free and on time delivery of service parts to customers and third party distribution centers.
    • Inventory management including participation in variance analysis, implementing corrective actions, and performing annual physical inventories.
    • Analyze and resolve transactional errors/omissions compromising record accuracy and customer service. 
    • Communicate with sales, production and shipping to ensure timely customer deliveries.
    • Provide a master weekly packaging schedule and daily shipping schedule for kitting and service operations.
    • Assist production supervisors in daily operations.
    • Resolve production problems and recommend solutions.
    • Perform other duties as instructed.

    Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Direct reports include Shipping and Receiving Supervisor, Planning and Scheduling Supervisor, Material Handling Team leads, and Distribution Center Team Leads.


    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.

    • Ability to supervise and motivate salaried and hourly personnel and to work across departmental lines effectively.
    • Shipping, Receiving, and Distribution Center experience.
    • Experience in Lean Inventory management and control techniques.
    • Ability to perform root cause analysis and implementation of corrective actions.
    • Skilled in basic material handling disciplines including lineside presentation, part planning, service and production packaging, and warehousing management.
    • Strong computer skills including use of ERP systems and MS Office applications (Word & Excel).

    Education and Experience

    • Position requires a Bachelor's Degree and at least 7 years related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and relevant work experience in fields of inventory control, distribution, material planning, and scheduling.
    • Shainin, 6 Sigma and APICs Certification are a plus.


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