Material Controls Manager - 90283737 - Los Angeles

Date: Jul 28, 2022

Location: Los Angeles, California, US, 90021

Company: Amtrak

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The Manager Material Control position is responsible for the oversight of the distribution and management of inventory parts and records. The position manages the receiving, storage, and movement of inventory within a complex work environments that may oversee multiple plat locations regionally. This position supervises, coaches and motivates the department’s personnel, made up of management personnel and agreement workforce to receive, store, issue and distribute all direct and indirect materials used in the operational support of Engineering and Mechanical departments. The position also oversees the safety and security of all agreement and non-agreement personnel.





  • Responsible for oversight of materials management within Amtrak’s Supply Chain network to support other locations and complex operations.
  • Manages the work force, inventory systems, materials, safety, environmental & security systems based on current standards and policies. 
  • Performs routine site inspections to ensure compliance in all areas of material management processes
  • Manages facilities budget and determines annual capital requirements for facilities & equipment improvements
  • Optimizes material service levels for various Maintenance of Equipment and Maintenance of Way operations.
  • Interacts with outside parties such as FRA, FDA and original equipment manufactures regarding inventory control/handling issues
  • Manages up to 4 SAP plant locations aligning with 10 Million to 30 Million in inventory valuation
  • Manages a team of 15 people 





  • BS in Business Administration, Logistics or related field, 9+ years experience, or equivalent combination of training, education experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Working knowledge of SAP and other ERP add on systems.
  • Experience in materials management, materials planning, supply chain or related fields.
  • Effectively works in a strategically focused workforce and on cross-functional teams.
  • Must be able to work and communicate effectively in writing and verbally with all levels of the company and suppliers.
  • Satisfactory prior job performance.
  • Demonstrated experience in materials management, inventory control, within a distribution environment.
  • Proven working knowledge of SAP Business System and associated add on software throughout the system. Also proven knowledge of Microsoft applications including MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstrated managerial skill and ability to lead train and develop employees.
  • Proven excellent interpersonal skills, leadership, problem solving to guide and support his staff to achieve goals consistent with departmental and corporate programs and objectives within budgetary constraints.
  • Proven excellent leadership, problem solving and presentation skills to guide and support members of the assigned unit in achieving goals consistent with departmental and corporate programs.
  • Proven experience in Inventory Control Sciences. Demonstrated experience and understanding of cycle counts and methods to maintain and improve location and inventory validity and accuracy.
  • Strong working knowledge of corporate policy and procedures including safety, materials management and DOT (CFR49) requirements.
  • Satisfactory prior job performance.





  • Masters in Business Administration or related field plus 9+ years of relevant work experience.
  • Extensive experience managing multiple warehouse operations.
  • Extensive experience in logistics & supply chain lean processes.
  • Advanced working knowledge of SAP IM\EWM ERP systems.
  • Advanced working knowledge of visual management and  lean philosophy as it relates to logistics & supply chain processes.
  • Working knowledge of ARIBA systems.
  • APICS Certification.





  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


Requisition ID:114602
Posting Location(s):California
Job Family/Function:Supply Chain & Logistics 
Relocation Offered:No 
Travel Requirements:Up to 25% 

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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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