Materials Management Manager

Supply Chain / Logistics | Santa Ana | CA

Job Function:
We are hiring for a Materials Management Manager. The Materials Management Manager is responsible for management and execution of materials management activities within FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific for categories to include but not limited to warehousing optimization, inventory control accuracy, process improvement, and executing to department goals. In addition, the person in this role will be responsible for leading the Materials Management team in executing strategies in warehousing, inventory management, and facilities management activities, while meeting GMP requirements and business requirements (i.e. inventory accuracy, E&O management, FDA guidelines, etc.).


Job Duties:

  • Maintain GMP receiving, warehousing, and distribution operations by initiating, coordinating, and enforcing operational, shipping, and personnel policies and procedures
  • Comply with government, local warehousing, material handling, and shipping requirements by studying existing and new legislation; enforcing adherence to requirements; advising management on needed actions
  • Maintain safe and healthy work environment by establishing, following and enforcing standards and procedures; complying with EH&S regulations
  • Safeguard warehouse operations and contents by establishing and monitoring security procedures and protocols
  • Control inventory levels by conducting physical counts; reconcile with ERP system data
  • Maintain physical condition of warehouse by planning and implementing new design layouts, inspecting equipment, issuing work orders for repair and requisitions for replacement
  • Achieve financial objectives by preparing an annual budget, scheduling expenditures, and analyzing variances
  • Complete warehouse operational requirements by scheduling and assigning employees and following up on work results
  • Manage team of materials management staff and provide relevant training to employees
  • Accomplish staff performance goals through coaching, counseling, disciplining, and appraising job results
  • Manage the overall materials management activities to be in compliance with company’s policies and vision
  • Set up layout and ensure efficient space utilization for current and future warehouse spaces
  • Initiate, coordinate, and enforce optimal operational policies and procedures
  • Develop strong partnerships with plant management, planning, transportation, quality and inventory control
  • Produce reports and statistics regularly (Inventory status report, obsolete stock report, damaged inventory, etc.)
  • Assist QA in investigating all receiving / shipping complaints to determine root cause and to implement necessary CAPA to prevent future occurrence
  • Monitor the performance of service providers of warehousing and distribution against agreed KPIs and standards
  • Resolve operational issues and formulate sustainable solutions for implementation



  • BS in Supply Chain, Logistics, Engineering or equivalent; APICS certification a plus
  • 5+ years of materials, inventory, logistics and warehousing experience
  • Prior experience in pharma / biotech or cGMP and FDA regulated environment is strongly preferred
  • 5+ years of experience using MRP and ERP systems
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Projects, Visio, and Outlook
  • Strong inventory management skills developed through prior experience
  • Strong ability to collaborate across functional groups to complete necessary materials management job function requirements
  • Prior track record of managing successful teams
  • Strong data, analytical, and statistical skills


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FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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