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Materials Manager

Marley Engineered Products
United States, South Carolina, Bennettsville
470 Beauty Spot Road East (Show on map)
February 15, 2024

Materials Manager

Bennettsville, South Carolina, United States

This is a position with Marley Engineered Products LLC.

Marley Engineered Products, LLC draws upon a long history of providing reliable comfort heating and ventilation solutions. We have manufacturing operations in Bennettsville, South Carolina along with regional sales representatives located throughout the United States and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Building on a reputation of quality and innovation, we are committed to creating Simplified Solutions for our Complex World.

This position will be responsible for efficiently coordinating the inbound and outbound movement of materials, goods and supplies based on customer needs, inventory targets and production schedules. They will collaborate with functional area leaders to achieve key plant goals and objectives including, but not limited to: effective and efficient production schedules, customer fill-rates and on-time shipments, inventory levels and turn over targets, sourcing and PPV objectives and of inventory accuracy goals.


  1. Bring an enhanced focus on production planning and scheduling to achieve a robust and predictable process with an outcome that establishes a fixed / level schedule which stabilizes production, supply chain and overall planning.
  2. Develop and execute the purchasing strategy to meet the company's business growth and materials requirements including monitoring supplier scorecard performance.
  3. Work with strategic supply commodity managers to improve supplier quality and delivery. Partner to optimize supply chain.
  4. Partner with Engineering, IT, and operations functions to optimize MRP and ERP system to improve work flow, cost, schedule, and inventory performance.
  5. Lead and develop a team of direct and indirect reports and act as a change agent, role model, and coach.
  6. Enhance material-delivery routings using standard work and pull signals to tightly link areas of continuous flow to the supply of materials. Develop, analyze and communicate materials metrics, and standards of performance.
  7. Effectively create and sustain material and system cost reduction programs.
  8. Implement processes and controls to achieve accuracy of inventory counts, capable of identifying discrepancies in inventory counts and completing root cause corrective actions to guard against inconsistencies in the future.
  9. Resolve labor and material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions.
  10. Refine procedures and supervise the annual physical inventory.
  11. Prepare and manage department budget within established guidelines.
  12. Participate as a member of the operations staff team in making cross-functional operational decisions effecting P/L, Cost, Operations, Safety, Quality, Delivery, S&OP and Cash objectives.
  13. Adhere to established company policies, procedures, terms and conditions and legal matters that affect purchasing policies.
  14. Coordinate and work with quality, engineering, planning and operations to ensure 100% on-time delivery.
  15. May be required to perform additional duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Material Science, Logistics, Supply Chain or Business
  • Minimum of 5 year's experience at the Manager level within the Materials Management profession.
  • 10+ year's experience in the Materials Management function.
  • APICS Certification preferred
  • Experience in forecasting, planning and production scheduling in a complex manufacturing environment with complex products and large number of SKU's MTO vs. Stock


  • Understanding and knowledge of MRP Business System, manufacturing, basic accounting, costing functions, purchasing, logistics, shipping and warehousing is required.
  • Strong understanding of MRP systems, both planning and purchasing aspects within a JIT environment.
  • MAPICS ERP experience a plus.
  • Lean training and demonstrated use of the tools.
  • Must have very strong PC skills with Advanced Microsoft Excel skills are required. SQL and data-warehouses experience preferred. MAPICS experience a plus.
  • JD Edwards ERP - MRP package; implementations experience a plus. SAP ERP - MRP experience; implementation experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of MRP Business System, manufacturing, basic costing functions, purchasing, logistics, shipping and warehousing preferred
  • Strong bias for action and attention to detail and follow-up.
  • Analytical thinking with problem solving aptitude
  • Effective communicator both verbal and written skills
  • Effective leader with proven ability to: develop, coach and mentor leaders.
  • Ability to evaluate the organization's strengths and weaknesses and develop a strategy to improve in those areas of vulnerability
  • Strong Knowledge Manufacturing Functions is preferred. Experience with Fabrication operations
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Problems solving and data analysis skills (8D, 5Y, statistics, etc.). Ability to analyze complex problems, interpret operational needs and develop solutions.

Thank you for your interest in our company.



SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what's in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits. Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees' personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential. We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.