Materials & Logistics Manager - Torrance, CA

Seeking a Materials & Logistics Manager with experience in ERP/MRP systems in a manufacturing environment AND has some management experience to work in a fast-paced, highly innovative company.  The Materials & Logistics Manager will follow input of customer orders, manage front-end processes (planning, receiving, stocking, managing inventory, kitting) that ultimately result in the issuance of kits to the manufacturing floor. After manufacturing has been completed, will manage finished goods processes including storage, packaging, and shipment per customer dates and requirements. Also responsible for the management of Government Property.


  • Leads and supervises the Materials Management team.

  • Overall responsibility for managing and maintaining inventory accuracy.

  • Controls inventory levels and ensures availability of material.

  • Provides inventory status reports to senior management.

  • Implements and manages periodic inventory measurements such as cycle counting and end-of-year inventories.

  • Works with Purchasing to execute common buys across programs and long-term agreements with key suppliers.

  • Works with Manufacturing, Engineering, Quality Assurance, and Purchasing to identify and qualify new suppliers.

  • Collaborates with other managers to determine supply needs.

  • Oversees the utilization of Deltek Cost Point for Materials Requirements Planning (MRP).

  • Participates in ongoing supplier selection process in coordination with QA, Contracts, and individual Operating Divisions.

  • Negotiates lay-in inventory opportunities with suppliers.

  • Coordinates kit release schedules with Manufacturing.

  • Manages production planning and scheduling for on-time delivery.

  • Oversees management of shortages and other issues that are affecting.

  • Works with Purchasing and Planning to establish manage standard material costs and lead times in Deltek Cost Point.

  • Assist in forecasting to plan future orders.

  • Identifies and implements min/max and just-in-time (JIT) stocking when practicable.

  • Manages packaging and shipping per customer requirements.

  • Participates with obsolescence management.

  • Responsible for management of Contract Acquired Property (CAP) and Government Furnished Property (GFP).

  • Manages and maintains controlled areas as appropriate for storing parts and materials.

  • Ensures that adequate resources are provided for the materials management team.


  • BS/BA in related discipline.

  • 5 years of hands-on experience with ERP/MRP (preferably Deltek Cost Point) systems in a manufacturing organization.

  • 5 years managing materials/logistics teams in a manufacturing organization.

  • Ability to effectively manage, coordinate, and communicate with a diverse work force and employees of all levels.

  • Experience in training employees in an effective manner.

  • Flexibility and willingness to work outside normal working hours when required

  • Effective user of MS Excel, Word, Power Point, Outlook (experience with Project is preferred).

  • Ability to multi-task

  • Attention to detail and accuracy are critical.

  • Effective problem solving ability.

  • U.S. Citizen/green card holder required.