Materials Management Manager
Manassas, VA 
Posted 3 months ago
Position No Longer Available
Position No Longer Available
Job Description
Materials Management Manager
Job Code2730
LocationManassas, VA

Job Brief

Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company is a world leader in the development of highly autonomous aircraft. Our mission is to change the way we travel by applying autonomy and robotics to the development, production and operation of advanced aircraft.

The Quality and Supply Chain organization is actively seeking a Materials Management Manager in our Manassas, VA office.

Materials Management Manager

  • Supervises multi-functional team of materials control group including shipping, receiving and inspection, inventory control and manages related process and work flow.

  • Oversees the implementation of policies and procedures in support of daily operational responsibilities.

  • Provides guidance for processes and technical approaches.

  • Develops and maintains relationships within operational guidelines with peers, direct reports and internal customers.


  • Directs the activities of the Material Control Team, oversees the entry of all data to the system; reviews daily, monthly.

  • Assigns tasks to staff and inspects work.

  • Utilize management reporting to monitor service levels (Cycle-time, OTD, etc.).

  • Plan, develop and manage all policies and processes related to inventory control in collaboration with corporate Supply Chain.

  • Acts as a resource to user departments related to material control systems.

  • Participate in development of overall goals and objectives for the Material Control Team.

  • Work in collaboration with purchasing/buying to expedite orders, resolve discrepancies, outsource services and returns to suppliers.

  • Perform all personnel management function including hiring, training, orienting and developing.

  • Conducts performance appraisals, initiates promotions, counsels' employees and develops team.

  • Initiates, develops and maintains strong, solid work relationships and teamwork within the department and throughout the facility.

  • Interact with internal customers to provide and process information to promptly respond to inquiries, concerns, and requests on materials needs.

  • Responsible for collaboration and exchange of information between Supply Chain and his/her entity and will represent and serve on committees that will enhance the improvement of the delivery of services and products.

  • Ensure products are monitored and maintained properly throughout his/her entity, including cycle-counting and annual physical inventory.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in supply chain management or related field preferred.

  • An AS or AA degree plus four (4) years of experience may be substituted for a BA/BS or six (6) years of experience may be substituted for a BA/BS.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and the ability to work with minimal supervision.

  • Proficiency in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word.

  • Experience in working with ERP system, preferably SAP.

  • Must be able to work in a challenging fast paced environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in inventory control functions with responsibility for par levels, purchasing functions, inventory analysis, and usage trends.

  • Advanced knowledge of supply chain strategies (e.g., inventory reduction, parts kitting, supplier consolidation, optimum flow, lead-time reduction).

  • 3 years of strong relevant people supervisory experience required.

  • Experience in aviation supply chain function preferred but not required.

Personal Protective Equipment:

Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Aurora Company Overview:

Aurora Flight Sciences, a Boeing Company, is a leader in the development and manufacturing of advanced unmanned systems and aerospace vehicles. Our mission is to apply autonomy and robotics to the development, production, and operation of advanced aircraft. During the last three decades, Aurora has designed, rapid-prototyped, and flown an average of one new vehicle a year for both government and commercial customers. Now, as an independent subsidiary of Boeing, Aurora's innovation is combined with Boeing's size and strength, creating an unprecedented opportunity to shape the future of aerospace systems.

Aurora Flight Sciences, A Boeing Company, is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Aurora Flight Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
4 years
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