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Dura-Line - Local Materials Manager - Clinton, TN

At Dura-Line, we aspire to create a more connected world, because we believe every company, every community, every person deserves the chance to advance their lives through better access to high-speed broadband. We take pride in our state-of-the-art quality products and being recognized a key partner with all of the major telecommunications companies across the world. In one year, Dura-Line produced over 1.4 billion feet of digital network infrastructure. Dura-Line creates what connects us. Every time you pick up your cell phone, log into the internet, or use your i-anything, it’s because our HDPE pathways protect that delicate string of glass called a fiber optic cable that carries everything from precious pictures of your puppy to the latest sports scores. Your safety, health, family, work, entertainment…your whole life; that’s our connection.


Dura-Line is searching for an experienced Local Materials Manager to join our Clinton, TN site. This is an exciting opportunity where you will be responsible for overseeing and managing daily operations such as scheduling, local vendor pricing, inventory, purchase orders and requisition creations, and shipping within the plant to maintain on-time deliveries of products to customers while minimizing inventory dollars and maximizing inventory accuracies. This role will require a high level of organization, excellent communication, and coordination skills in a safe and effective manner to drive continuous improvement and ensure processes are implemented and followed.


To help you succeed, you need to bring your proven logistics skills and knowledge in the manufacturing industry, a degree in logistics or supply chain management or equivalent relevant work experience, and a proactive boots-on-the-ground mindset. You need to be experienced in Microsoft products and ERP systems (SAP), to complete Monthly Operation Reports (MOR), data management & integrity, prepare and report operational KPIs and oversee inventory supply levels for continuous production. We need a proactive leader to ensure cycle counts are complete and accurate inventory level.


Projects & teams this person will lead and manage:

  • Oversees and manages daily operations such as scheduling, grinding, reel building, (offline), inventory, and shipping. Executes SAP transactional actions as needed.
  • Ensure effective employee communications/relations. Holds team members and other cross functional managers accountable for proper inventory reporting.
  • Coach staff, open communication, lead and influence the team
  • Work with corporate office, cross functional teams, work with different plants and teams
  • Weekly meeting with other materials manager
  • Monthly MOR (Monthly operation report) reporting contribution- shipping, deliveries
  • Balance quality, safety, morale, productivity and cost to achieve positive results in all areas


Responsibilities and tasks this person will do and accomplish:

  • Prepare and report operational KPIs
  • Drive continuous improvement
  • Oversee inventory supply levels (on-hand and enroute) for continuous production
  • Work with CSRs on order management to meet customer delivery expectations
  • Ensure cycle counts are done and accurate inventory levels
  • Implement visual Kanban systems for raw material inventory
  • Managed finished goods master schedule and Production and Inventory Control Department.
  • Initiated Just-In-Time (JIT) programs with key suppliers
  • Implement processes that coordinate purchasing and supplier activity with the production schedule


This exciting opportunity offers:

  • We offer 401k with 6% company match (company will automatically contribute an extra 3% of your plan-eligible pay to your 401k). Total potential Orbia contribution equal to 9% of your plan eligible pay annually
  • Multi-tier benefits (Medical, Dental, Vision) that you can tailor for yourself and dependents which includes Employer paid Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, & Life Insurance
  • We also offer an inclusive relocation assistance package
  • Wellness Employee Assistance Program (EAP), paid parental leave, Fitness & Weight-loss Reimbursement
  • Additional benefits include tuition reimbursement, 11 paid company holidays, paid time off/vacation time, career development opportunities, and many other benefits in a collaborative culture that focuses on work & life balance, innovation, & teamwork. Benefits start at day one!


Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • Ensure Effective & Open Communication by maintaining an open-door policy and cultivating an engaged and efficient team. During daily GEMBA walks you will be able to coach your associates, lead & influence your team, and work with cross-functional departments to not only execute best practices but to also lead corrective actions and delegate tasks to appropriate associates.
  • Inventory Control & Management will be the foundation of your position. You will oversee and monitor the inventory & purchasing department, complete cycle counts, monitor stock levels & distribution supplies, work and build relationships with vendors, and complete the necessary weekly and monthly operation reporting.
  • Drive Continuous Improvement with your strong analytical and problem-solving skills within a Six Sigma Lean Manufacturing environment and can execute lean initiatives. Safety is always our number #1 priority, and we are a collaborative team, so we need a quality candidate that can foster & balance quality, safety, morale, productivity, and cost to achieve positive results in all areas.
  • Teamwork Makes the Dream Work! You will be working daily with a skilled team within the plant as well as with a corporate team. You will be working closely and managing with the Shipping & Receiving Department for delivery tracking, logistical issues, receiving process management, and investigating root cause analysis.



 In addition, we are looking for someone who is professional with 4+ years manufacturing, supply chain/logistics Management experience & 8+ years overall of manufacturing operations experience. Expertise in this field will include implementing a visual Kanban system for raw material inventory, managing finished goods master schedule, initiating just-in-time programs, and coordinating purchasing and supplier activity with the productions schedule.


In conclusion, you will be empowered to bring your abilities and expertise to develop key programs, influence and develop a team, and collaborate with other peers to execute best practices.

If you enjoy a challenge, want to make an impact, and use your materials management experience in manufacturing to lead and influence a team… WE NEED YOU!


All employees are subject to pre-employment Background Check and Drug Screening and employment is contingent upon successful clearance of both. Dura-Line is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the federal E-Verify program to verify the work eligibility of all new hires.






Join Our Team: Dura-Line offers all its employees an exciting work environment and provides career opportunities in a continuously growing company. We are committed to attracting, developing, and retaining a diverse workforce that represents our global customer base. Check out our products, history, and testimonials at 

Dura-Line is part of a community of companies, known as Orbia, bound together by a shared purpose: to advance life around the world. Orbia’s business groups have a collective focus on insuring food security, reducing water scarcity, reinventing the future of cities and homes, connecting communities to data infrastructure, and expanding access to health and wellness with advanced materials. The business groups include Precision Agriculture, Building and Infrastructure, Fluor, Polymer Solutions, and Data Communications, which collectively pursue human centric solutions to global challenges.

Clinton, TN, US, 37716

Time Zone:  Eastern Standard Time
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Nearest Major Market: Knoxville

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