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Southwire Manager, MFG - Materials Management in Douglas, Georgia

Manager, MFG - Materials Management

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Date: Jun 13, 2024

Location: Douglas, GA, US, 31535

Company: Southwire Company LLC

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire Company, LLC is one of North America’s largest wire and cable producers. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, utility products, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment, electrical components, hand tools and jobsite power and lighting solutions. The company also offers digital solutions including contractor planning and utility grid resiliency as well as field services including cable testing, rejuvenation and replacement to support our customers as a value-add partner. We are proud to offer competitive compensation, employee benefits, tuition reimbursement and unlimited growth opportunities. Our more than seven decades of progressive growth can be attributed to our determination to developing innovative systems and solutions, exercising environmental stewardship and enhancing the well-being of the communities in which we work and live. How will you power what’s possible?

Location: Douglas, GA

Job Description

Monitor and modify systems, procedures, and personnel to continuously improve customer service while simultaneously reducing working inventory and reducing material handling costs. Maintain positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that gets along with customers, clients, co-workers and supervisors. Responsible for prioritization and sequencing customer purchase orders through MRP, DRP, MPS system.

Specified Tasks:

All tasks are required to be conducted in a safe manner and with the use of the management suggested PPE.


The following is a list of specific duties, which are considered essential functions of this job. This list is not exhaustive, as all positions at the company are dynamic. This is consistent with our need to be flexible and responsive to the needs of our customers. The employee who occupies this position is expected to assume any/all duties assigned by management, irrespective of whether such duties are specifically included in this list. While an effort is made to thoroughly describe the customary manner in which this job is performed, reasonable accommodations will be made to qualified individuals with disabilities who may not be able to perform this job in the manner indicated.

  • Coordinate schedulers’ and inside sales activities to ensure ever-improving customer service.

  • Monitor and modify systems and procedures to allow improved customer service, reduced inventory, and lower material handling costs.

  • Manage and develop raw material warehousing personnel and procedures to ensure timely delivery of product to the appropriate work centers, with emphasis towards accomplishing said activity on weekend and off-shift operations.

  • Manage raw material warehouse personnel and work with production material handlers to ensure inventory accuracy.

  • Work with purchasing to improve schedule reliability of incoming materials.

  • Maintenance of MRP and MPS systems

  • As necessary, sequence firm purchase orders through scheduling system

  • Review daily and weekly plant performance reports

  • As necessary, prioritize daily production schedule

  • Coordinate ordering of raw materials


  • Requires the ability to lead, direct and motivate people in maintaining a productive work environment and meeting production needs and schedules.

  • Requires good trouble-shooting and problem solving abilities in the areas of personnel, process, equipment and material problems, and the ability to train others in these skills. This requires on the job learning and training.

  • Requires the ability to work effectively with corporate, plant manager and suppliers.

  • Requires the ability to remain current on customer and market requirements and new equipment and process developments and/or changes to meet future demands, as well as new materials to meet future demands.


  • Work area may be hot, cold, dust and fumes.

  • Surrounding equipment is somewhat noisy and hearing protection is required.

  • Ability to push pull 50 lbs.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, kneel and climb.

  • Mental alertness to work with machinery

  • Ability to work in high noise environment

  • Standing for prolonged periods of time - up to 8 hours or more per day.

  • Fast-paced environment, subject to numerous schedule and priority changes and short notice activity

  • Continuous mental and/or visual attention with manufacturing functions


  • Plant Manager

  • Production Personnel

  • Fabrication Personnel

  • Scheduling

  • Customer Service

  • Engineering

  • Quality

  • Shipping and Receiving

  • Human Resources


  • Vendors

  • Customers

  • Sales

  • Outside Contractors

  • Advisors / Consultants


  • Follow all company environmental rules/procedures and handle all materials in a manner designed to minimize environmental impact.

  • Follow prescribed safety rules/procedures so as to prevent injury to self and others and to maintain safe equipment and conditions in entire area of responsibility.

  • Seek the assistance and advice of safety representatives on matters concerning safe practices, policies and/or procedures and give personal support to all safety activities and procedures.

  • Use the company’s ISO Quality System documentation to help guide all daily quality activities.


  • Requires a bachelor’s degree in engineering, business administration or related degree with 2 plus years proven related management/supervisory experience with experience in inventory control.

  • Inventory control management.

  • Materials Management .

  • SAP Knowledge

  • Must be able to use and manipulate computer applications such as Word and Excel

Southwire Job Description


Attracts Top Talent

Drives Results


Decision Quality

Financial Acumen

Communicates Effectively

Benefits We Offer:

  • 401k with Matching

  • Family and Individual Insurance Packages (Health, Life, Dental, and Vision)

  • Paid Time Off & Paid Holidays

  • Long & Short-Term Disability

  • Supplemental Insurance Plans

  • Employee Assistance Program

  • Employee Referral Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement Programs

  • Advancement & Professional Growth opportunities

  • Parental Leave

  • & More

Southwire is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Nearest Major Market: Tifton

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