Materials Director

Sidney, NY
Sidney, NY
Depends on Experience 

The Aerospace Division is a worldwide electronics leader and one of the world’s largest manufacturers of interconnect products, listed on the NYSE and a component of the S&P 500.  It is a top performing company with an unparalleled history of growth with over 65 businesses throughout the world. The division in central New York has been a leader in designing and manufacturing electrical components for the aviation and commercial industry for over 90 years.


Reporting to the Operations Director, the Materials Director will lead a team of approximately 35 employees (six direct reports) with full responsibility for Purchasing, Planning, Logistics and Inventory for manufacturing sites in Sidney, NY and Nogales, Mexico.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Collaborate daily with Operations, Quality, Customer Service and Marketing in order to achieve On Time Delivery to our customers while achieving our corporate sales expectations

  • Daily interaction with our plants and sister divisions to coordinate On time delivery to our customers

  • Lead a master schedule that is consistent with production & outsource capacity and customer demand for 5 business units

  • Lead continuous improvement activity related to supplier PPV, Customer OTD and factory delinquency

  • Respond to customer expedites and requests while maintaining the master schedule

  • Report to the business: progress toward OTD, Revenue achievement and Supplier Performance

  • Track business metrics daily for full goal achievement while making adjustments if they are required.

  • Own Inventory management and turns for the business

  • Lead all Large purchase negotiation and terms activity


Core Competencies & Experience:

The selected candidate must be able to “hit the ground running”.  Qualifications and desired experience include:

  • 5 years of experience with Production Planning, Purchasing and MRP

  • Prior supervisory experience is required

  • Participative management style

  • Proficient analytical and problem solving skills

  • A strong drive to achieve customer satisfaction and performance targets

  • The desire to work with a dynamic team in multiple locations to achieve common goals

  • Must have strong written, verbal and presentation skills as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office applications

  • Able to manage a high mix/low volume environment (greater than 100,000 annual BOM’s)

  • Background in connector manufacturing a significant benefit


    Behavioral & Personal Characteristics:

The successful candidate will have a hands-on personal leadership style that establishes a collaborative and inclusive management approach with the ability to forge strong partnerships at all levels in a highly matrixed and complex organization.  He/She will have the experience, intelligence and gravitas to make tough decisions and achieve results at all levels of the organization on a timely basis.  He/She must have a “lead by example” attitude.



Bachelor's degree required.  Degree in Business, Materials Management, Supply Chain Management, Logistics preferred.  MBA a plus.

Amphenol offers competitive salary and benefits. The candidate must be able to legally work in the United States; we are unable to provide sponsorship. Position requires candidate to be a U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status) and defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (20).

Amphenol is a proud Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.

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