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Johnson Controls Materials Manager, relocation coverage available in Wichita, Kansas

Materials Manager, relocation coverage available

United States of America, Kansas, Wichita

Supply Chain & Procurement

Requisition # WD30125888250

Post Date Sep 21, 2021

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What you will do

Johnson Controls’ Wichita operation designs, builds and distributes around one million pieces of residential heating and cooling equipment every year. Johnson Controls Wichita builds and assembles some of the biggest HVAC brands in the industry, including York, Luxaire, Coleman, Champion and Guardian.

The primary manufacturing campus sits on 63 acres with a total of 1.3 million square feet. It has also translated into large employment growth in Wichita, where its workforce is around 1,600 employees which is up nearly 22 percent year over year. The Wichita manufacturing facility is the largest non-aircraft manufacturing plant in Wichita.

As a Materials Manager, you will hold direct accountability in materials results and administration for a materials team within a specific plant. This role will hold broad responsibility for Delivery Performance, Inventory, JCMS Material Control Principle advances, Supplier Planning and Performance Management, Inventory Control and warehouse management, Staffing for Salary and Indirect Materials team members, people development and profit planning / budgeting. Responsible to implement tools and processes that improve operating efficiencies and reduce cost within plant and supporting supply chains.

How you will do it

  • Planning and Customer Delivery

  • Lead short-term and mid-term scheduling activities, monitor and report on the accuracy of production plans and schedules.

  • Manage daily support of production needs such as expediting material, setting priorities and addressing supply issues to facilitate speedy availability for Raw Material, and eventually Finished Goods to meet customer demands.

  • Ensures that on-time delivery is tracked and goals are met while supporting operation to manage at lowest possible cost and inventory.

  • Collaborate with Supply Planning Manager to manage capacity requirements planning.

  • Collaborate with Procurement to support material cost reduction goals for purchased parts.

  • Collaborate with Procurement in planning components and raw material from approved suppliers, including management of consignment and blanket PO programs.

  • Inventory Management:

  • Lead inventory control & planning activities including the coordination of:

  • Cycle counts and physical inventories

  • Receiving, Warehousing, and Shipping activities

  • Manage the identification and disposition of excess and obsolete inventory.

  • Coordinate scheduling and inventory movement for all outside processing inventory locations.

  • Maintain inventory at lowest possible level while ensuring efficient operational processes and maintain customer delivery expectations.

  • Manage inventory forecasting and report on variances.

  • Warehouse and Logistics

  • Manage transportation activities for both inbound and outbound freight according to Logistics approved carriers and Financial policies and guidelines.

  • Responsible to ensure all warehouse operations have proper material handling equipment and resources to complete tasks on schedule and safely.

  • Coordinate with Supplier Quality group to set-up and maintain vendor quality acceptance processes.

  • Collaborate with Logistics for new carrier selections and contracts.

  • Systems and Reporting

  • Maintain department KPIs in accordance with JCI established targets while maintaining quality at the lowest possible cost:

  • On time delivery

  • Inventory accuracy

  • Schedule attainment/adherence

  • Gross Inventory and Inventory Days On Hand

  • Transportation execution

  • JCMS (Johnson Controls Manufacturing System)

  • Perform role of Plant Principle Champion for Material Control Principle

  • Develop training and implementation plans for processes within maturity levels in accordance with plant objectives.

  • Ensure key JCMS material processes (as outlined in point #4) are implemented.

  • Develop budget and manpower requirements for Inventory Control, Warehouse/Shipping/Receiving, Purchasing and Scheduling groups within the plant.

  • Maintains effective working relationship and communication with all departments.

  • Operates within budget and contributes to the overall reduction of overhead and expenses.

  • Responsible for leading projects related to Continuous Improvement and Cost reduction efforts in accordance with Plant Management goals.

What we look for


  • Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate field of study and 8+ years of Material Management experience in a warehouse, manufacturing or production environment. In the absence of a 4-year degree in an appropriate field of study, this position requires an additional ten (10) years of related experience.

  • Experience with inventory forecasting, developing master production schedules, and reducing scheduling variances.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with MRP and ERP systems.

  • Must be able to analyze and interpret complex technical procedures, business periodicals, and journals as well as write reports and procedure manuals.


  • SAP experience.

  • APICS CPIM, CSCP or CLTD certification.

Johnson Controls International plc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, genetic information, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. For more information, please viewEEO is the Law. If you are an individual with a disability and you require an accommodation during the application process, please visit www.johnsoncontrols.com/careers.