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Materials Manager 


The Materials Manager is responsible for the basic functions of Material Control for Proterra's Greenville SC manufacturing site. This position requires expertise in allocation, budgeting and administration, specialized knowledge of manufacturing controls systems, and a strong acumen in forecasting product line structures and business cycles. Project management and problem solving will be fundamental to this role and the ideal candidate will be an effective communicator and possess the ability to effectively work with a team to achieve success. Familiarity with APICS certification is preferred.

Position Responsibilities/Accountabilities: List the major duties/accountabilities to achieve the positions key objectives.

  • Control and ensure material availability at 'True Point of Use'
  • Support Material Synchronization Process maintaining visibility of potential shortages and true shortages
  • Support Visual Manufacturing Flow (including materials) and Manufacturing progress control
  • Maintains materials presentation and delivery techniques ('True point of use' delivery) according to the changes in the manufacturing process and the manufacturing speeds
  • Develop and control materials picking and delivery schedules based on the master production schedule.
  • Direct materials staff to insure schedules and budgets are achieved.
  • Analyze past business cycles and trends, and developing specific unit forecasts.
  • Issue all orders to manufacturing functions in the proper sequence and order size based on requirements, master scheduling and inventory goals.
  • Responsible for on-time delivery performance and identifying and solving problems impeding on-time delivery for all orders.
  • Manage inventory levels in accordance with plant, group and corporate goals and methodologies.
  • Responsible for all material movements and transactions within the production process. Ensures necessary training, follow-up and error corrections are completed. Ensures inventory control meets inventory accuracy targets. Ensures good material delivery and inventory practices are followed.
  • Manages the movement of material from min/max and Kanban systems through the assembly processes. Supports the quality department with the control of non-conforming material.
  • Receives, coordinates, inputs and establishes the manufacturing bills of materials per engineering orders as well as plans add/delete dates on engineering changes.
  • Support the launch of new products, sites and ERP/MRP systems.
  • Responsible for continuous improvement of materials processes and Plan For Every Part process. Supports the achievement of production objectives.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Finance or Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • 5 years' experience within Supply Chain/ Materials Management
  • APICS certification preferred
  • Must demonstrate strong experience in supervision and/or managing people.
  • Experience in a manufacturing environment and inter-relationship with other areas is required and includes knowledge of the purchasing function.
  • Ideal candidate will be an effective communicator and possess the ability to effectively work with a team to achieve success.
  • May require travel to Proterra sites and supplier locations

Position Requirements  
EOE Statement Proterra is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all Employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, including, but not limited to, lactation or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law or ordinance. Proterra participates in the Electronic Employment Verification Program (E-Verify).  

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