Materials Program Manager

Requisition ID
Category (Portal Searching)
Supply Chain

Job Description

We currently have an opening for a Materials Program Manager within our Materials – Commercial Lighting group. The ideal candidate will be located in Racine, WI. If you are an experienced Supply Chain professional who is dedicated to advancing yourself and the organization you work for, then we invite you to read on and see if you have what it takes to join the LED Lighting revolution.





  • Manage new product launches, product line transfers from a Supply Chain-Materials standpoint
  • Participate in all program team meetings for assigned projects
  • Achieve all NPI project timing, milestones, and Supply Chain Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • In conjunction with Engineering and Supply Chain, set, monitor, and achieve program cost targets
  • Communicate component supply status & risks for assigned projects.
  • Work with Global Commodity Manager’s and Senior Buyers to drive sourcing decisions
  • Coordinate the initiation of work orders for project material drives with Operations
  • Manage Clear to Build (CTB) status and resolution of shortages to ensure material is in place for project builds
  • Final review of item masters, drawings, and BOM's for successful handoff to production
  • Conduit between Engineering Program Managers, Operations Program Managers, Global Commodity Managers, and Senior Buyers
  • Communicate purchase price variance status resulting from engineering changes or forecast variance on assigned projects
  • Manages the full purchased part Bill of Materials (BOM) ensuring that material is sourced to meet program timing milestones, cost objectives, and are available to support key program build events
  • Expedite material drive with CM with assistance from MSM, if appropriate




To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.



  • B.S. Degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering or related fields from an accredited institution OR
  • Demonstrated experience in the application of procurement processes and contract management
  • In-depth understanding of ERP systems with emphasis on procurement, MRP, payables, receiving and inventory modules
  • Understanding of a phase-gate NPI product development process
  • Strong organizational skills to manage complex programs with complex BOM content
  • Excellent communication skills, demonstrated ability to excel in a cross-functional team structure, and proven strength to influence people where there is no direct authority
  • Ability to manage multiple complex programs, oversee project timelines, and drive the organization to meet the program objectives
  • Self-directed, self-motivated, works successfully in a fast-paced manufacturing environment
  • Skilled in the art of problem solving, issue resolution, and change management when dealing with suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft office applications (Excel, Word, Project)
  • Demonstrated understanding of key financial metrics
  • Ability to travel but is not required



  • MBA, Supply Chain certification(s) and/or desire to further education
  • Experience working in a high volume and high technology industry
  • Knowledge of and experience with Oracle



Since our beginning 30 years ago, we have introduced innovative and disruptive solutions that enable a more efficient, productive and safer world. We continue our leadership in developing market-leading lighting-class LEDs, lighting products and semiconductor products for power and radio frequency (RF) applications. We believe in unlocking the power and potential of technology, enabling the world to do more with less. We aim to transform the way people experience light and are also leading the innovation of Power/RF products that move us toward a more energy efficient future.

Be part of our future and have a direct impact while working for an organization that provides a place to work alongside brilliant people, a competitive total rewards package, and a problem solving culture. We invite you to submit an application if you feel we would be a good fit.

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



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