Supply Chain Materials Manager

    • Job Tracking ID: 512854-759274
    • Job Location: Seal Beach , CA
    • Job Level: Management
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: April 16, 2021
    • Years of Experience: 10 - 15 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:


DTS sustains a culture of hard-working and highly-motivated employees.  Under the supervision of the Director of Operations, the Supply Chain Materials Manager is responsible for performing a wide variety of tasks, including but not limited to managing the procurement and planning of materials and supplies using the ERP/MRP system, inventory control, and shipping and receiving.  This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.  Additional responsibilities and requirements may change at any time with or without notice.


Responsibilities and Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Plans and manages all activities related to purchasing, production planning, inventory control, and shipping and receiving.
  • Supervises cross-functional team consisting of Buyers, Planners, and Material and Shipping Coordinators.
  • Develops, maintains, and is accountable for the successful and timely completion of  key performance indicators and group goals.
  • Maintains corporate policies and procedures, monitors compliance, and maintains accountability.
  • Procures and manages procurement of materials and supplies using the ERP/MRP system.
  • Responsible for maintenance and accuracy of inventory, purchase orders, and production plans.
  • Responsible for creating, managing, and negotiating long term contracts, vendor blanket orders, vendor managed buys.
  • Develops and manages relationships with vendors to obtain product and services information such as price, negotiated discounts, availability, minimum order quantities and delivery schedule.
  • Works closely with key suppliers to reduce their lead times, control pricing, and continuously improve quality.
  • Assists in coordinating with Operations and Engineering Departments in identifying and qualifying new suppliers.
  • Acts as Export Compliance Officer and ensures compliance with export rules and regulations.
  • Coordinates implementation of Engineering Change Orders (ECO) that affect material on order or on hand at vendors.
  • Participates in and coordinates meetings.
  • Ensures purchasing and inventory compliance for government contracts.
  • Assists with financial audits, inventory audits and vendor location audits.
  • Perform other related responsibilities and duties as assigned.

Experience and Skills:

  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the Responsibilities and Duties satisfactorily.  The qualifications and skills listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities for the job.  Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of this job.

  • Bachelor’s Degree (BS or BA) in Business Administration or similar and substantial (approximately 10 years) supply chain/purchasing or other related experience in a high mix, fast-paced, high tech electro-mechanical manufacturing environment, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is necessary.
  • Previous experience as a supervisor, as well as, the ability to effectively lead/manage a cross-functional team utilizing strong analytical, reasoning, inter-personal communication, problem-solving, and conflict resolution skill is necessary.
  • Demonstrated leadership and keen bargaining skills; ability to analyze technical data in supplier proposals; strong communication, negotiation and mathematical skills; knowledge of supply-chain management, major contract types and the underlying contract law, and basic accounting principles; ability to perform financial analysis is necessary.
  • Previous experience with materials planning in a high mix, low volume manufacturing environment is necessary.
  • Previous experience in procuring Printed Circuit Board Assemblies (PCBA), fabricated items, electronic commodities, cable assemblies, and process materials to support production is necessary.
  • Previous experience purchasing for government contracts is preferred.
  • APICs certification is a plus.
  • Working knowledge of logistics including export rules and regulations is necessary.
  • Demonstrated proficiency using various computer programs, such as, Windows 7/8/10, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, MS Project), as well as, ERP/MRP systems.  Experience using Syspro ERP is a plus.
  • Demonstrated hands-on approach and ability to appropriately address and document details, effectively multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines, as well as, communicate/work effectively with other departments in a professional, diplomatic manner is necessary.

 Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Equipment Use

The work environment is a production and engineering area and typical business office.  The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit and have the ability to lift and carry up to 30 lbs.

Work Schedule

Work hours will be determined based on business and customer needs but are predominantly scheduled Monday through Friday 8:00am to 5:00pm and at times, could include overtime if necessary.

ITAR Statement

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required.


About Diversified Technical Systems, Inc. (DTS)

DTS is a dynamic company started in 1990.  DTS designs and manufactures miniature data recorders and sensors for critical testing in automotive safety, aerospace, blast, sports and injury biomechanics. DTS is known for innovative data acquisition systems, along with exceptional service and technical support. As the prime contractor on the U.S. Army WIAMan project, DTS helped develop the first blast test dummy designed for vertical load testing. Inc. Magazine has also named DTS three times as one of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. Headquartered in Seal Beach, California, DTS has technical centers and sales offices worldwide.

We Offer

  • Competitive Pay
  • Ongoing Training & Development
  • Casual Dress
  • Competitive Benefits
    • Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K
    • Basic Life Insurance and Short-Term Disability
  • Generous Paid Time Off & Holidays

DTS Culture

DTS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and believes in practicing a culture of best-in-class performance, employee involvement, and continual improvement. We are committed to fostering growth and learning in the workplace and to recognizing individuals and their contributions. Our shared vision provides an environment that cultivates integrity and respect. We believe our employees are our number one asset and are dedicated to their care and growth. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of background and reference check.  Come join the DTS Team!

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