Sr Mgr Materials Management - 90307521 - Jackson

Date: May 13, 2022

Location: Jackson, Michigan, US, 49201

Company: Amtrak

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Amtrak connects businesses and communities across the country and we move America’s workforce toward the future. We employ more than 20,000 diverse, energetic professionals in a variety of career fields throughout the United States. The safety of our passengers, our employees, the public and our operating environment is our priority and the success of our railroad is the result of our employees.

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This position is responsible for leading the supply chain operational activities across multiple Amtrak material control locations located across the long distance network. Develop continuous improvements in warehousing, inventory control, distribution, and process/policy/procedure compliance.  Paramount to success in this role is the building strong relationships with front line operational customers (e.g., Mechanical and Maintenance of Way), to ensure material availability and quickly solve any shortages. In addition, this role will support Supply Chain’s strategic initiatives and KPI goals. Another major aspect of this role will be to establish a strategy to support a line side distribution system and vendor managed inventory solutions for Amtrak material control facilities. 

• Lead team in ensuring a safe workplace for all employees and visitors
• Implement and manage the line side distribution and vendor managed inventory solutions for all Amtrak locations.  Design and implement the processes, training and KPI metrics to ensure the overall success of the systems
• Evaluate Amtrak long distance network for Continuous improvement projects aligned to departmental goals and objectives in the areas of standardization, process improvement, and cost savings initiatives. 
• Achieve or exceed the key performance indicators especially fill rate through close monitoring of daily performance and through root cause analysis to identify systemic issues and needed improvements. 
• Ensure operational compliance and excellence (audit, procedure, policy and KPI) in the following areas; cycle counting, WRAP audits, Wall 2 walls, management controls, budget and safety
•  Perform routine site visits to ensure compliance with federal, state and local regulations as well as Amtrak company policies in the areas of material handling including warehousing, safety, security, and ensure the accuracy of Amtrak’s working capital
•  Monitor attendance policies and lead any required employee investigations including interviews and thorough documentation. Access progressive discipline per policies as required.
•  Support & perform annual activities on Amtrak’s slow moving inventory. Interface with the operational business customers in assisting the identification of items to be written off or sold and or scrapped.
•  Support cross-functionally ISDP meetings (Integrated Supply & Demand Planning) with local operational business customers and other significant stakeholders to understand the business requirements for material across the Amtrak organization
•  Where applicable, support state supported contracts involved with materials management -  Siemens Charger Locomotives – IDOT, WSDOT, Caltrans and JPPA 
•  Coordinate ALC-42 mobilization for the Long Distance business lines via developing internal KPI’s and SOP’s within the Long Distance Network.
•  Prepare and manage annual operating and five year capital budgets.


•  BS or Bachelor of Science degree 
•  Lean Certification
•  10+yrs in Supply Chain, Continuous Improvement, business related area or the equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience
•  Strong working knowledge of SAP Materials Management (MM) and Warehouse Management (WM/eWM) software modules
•  Strong skills using PC-based spreadsheet (Microsoft Excel, Access); Microsoft Word, PowerPoint as well as SAP report creation
•  Prior supervisory experience of large supply chain organizations with multiple warehousing locations with the ability to provide guidance, oversight and leadership
•  Knowledge of union work rules, progressive discipline policies, and demonstrated experience as a charging officer
•  Strong working knowledge of supply chain management, financial analysis, process improvements and lean manufacturing concepts
•  Prior satisfactory job performance

•  MBA or Masters degree in any Supply Chain discipline
•  APICS Certification including but not limited to the following:
-    Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP)
-    Cerified in Logistics, Transportation and Distribution (CLTD)
•  Proven extensive & successful progressive experience in Supply Chain management field
•  Continuous Improvement - Six Sigma (Green Belt\Black Belt)
•  Demonstrated experience in Six Sigma & Lean philosophy and best practices
 Knowledge of Tableau


Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Requisition ID:77841
Posting Location(s):Michigan; California
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

Amtrak employees power our progress through their performance.

We want your work at Amtrak to be more than a job – we want it to be a fulfilling experience where you find challenging and rewarding opportunities, respect among colleagues, competitive pay, benefits that protect you and your family and a high performance culture that recognizes and values your contributions and helps you reach your career goals.

All positions require pre-employment background check verification, a pre-employment drug screen and proof of full vaccination against COVID -19. Amtrak is committed to a safe workplace free of drugs and alcohol and performs pre-employment substance abuse testing. Marijuana, notwithstanding any statute, ordinance, regulation, or other law that legalizes or decriminalizes the use or possession of marijuana, whether for medical, recreational, or other use.  Candidates who engage in the usage of marijuana will not be qualified for hire.   Successful applicants for employment with Amtrak must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire as a condition of employment, subject to requests for accommodation.  Fully vaccinated means 14 days have elapsed since receiving the second dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine or 14 days since receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

In accordance with DOT regulations (49 CFR § 40.25), Amtrak is required to obtain prior drug and alcohol testing records for applicants/employees intending to perform safety-sensitive duties for covered Department of Transportation positions. If an applicant/employee refuses to provide written consent for Amtrak to obtain these records, the individual will not be permitted to perform safety-sensitive functions.

Note that any education requirement listed above may be deemed satisfied if you have an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Amtrak is an EOE/Affirmative Action Minority/Female employer, and we welcome all to apply. We consider candidates regardless of race/color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related conditions), national origin/ethnicity, age, disability (intellectual, mental and physical), veteran status, marital status, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, genetic information, citizenship or any other personal characteristics protected by law.

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