Job Summary: Oversees the material supply department activity to ensure all purchases optimize value and quality received, while ensuring that material is available for car maintenance to minimize cars holding for material.
Manages and develops staff within the Material Supply Department to ensure material is purchased at the least cost when needed. Ensures Material Supply activity is properly documented and files are maintained. Employs project management concepts to complete numerous special assignments on-time. Identifies areas requiring improvements and recommends corrective action.
Accurately prepares material forecasts. Interacts with internal and external customers to resolve service concerns. Develops additional sources for new and reconditioned material. Monitors and promotes the SECO process. Promotes EDI or other applications of e-commerce to encourage paperless transactions where beneficial.
Processes Failed Material Reports and monitors the defective material aging. Monitors the disposal of obsolete material. Monitors supplier lead-time, adherence to schedule and packaging exceptions. Manages the price and participation of suppliers. Monitors purchase order due dates and expedites where necessary to preclude material outages. Presents surplus materials to management and promotes action towards reducing excess material. Monitors reclaimable material pools to maximize reconditioned material purchases.
Prepares new car specialty bid review sheets for management and makes purchase recommendations. Tracks new car specialty rebates, and provides periodic updates to the Finance Department.
Handles complex assignments. Works independently with limited management guidance. Operates with substantial latitude for un-reviewed action or decision. Manages activities of support staff.
Usually requires fifth year college or university program certificate or two to four-year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume.
Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
Ability to interpret and extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
TTX Company is a leading provider of railcars and related freight car management services to the North American rail industry. Recently recognized as a Top 35 Chicagoland midsize employer, TTX offers a unique mix of careers in the rail industry, combining sophisticated market intelligence and logistics management services with heavy equipment maintenance and repair. We look for talented people who are excited about bringing their ideas and energy to sustaining the long-term value of a seasoned, well regarded company.