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Materials Management Supervisor


Lisbon, 11, PT

Req ID:  25289
Date:  May 15, 2021

ASR Group is the world’s largest refiner and marketer of cane sugar, with an annual production capacity of more than 6 million tons of sugar. The company produces a full line of grocery, industrial, food service and specialty sweetener products. Across North America, ASR Group owns and operates six sugar refineries, located in Louisiana, New York, California, Maryland, Canada and Mexico. In the European Union, the company owns and operates sugar refineries in England, Portugal and Italy.  ASR Group also owns and operates mills in Mexico and Belize.  The company’s brand portfolio includes the leading brands Domino®, C&H®, Redpath®, Tate & Lyle®, Lyle’s® and Sidul®.


The Materials Management Supervisor- MRO, reports to the Materials Management Manager and is responsible for appropriately managing site-specific maintenance repair and operation inventory for material movements, supply and demand, and Materials Management-MRO related projects. The Materials Management Supervisor- MRO will act (on a plant level) as a liaison between Procurement, Operations and Planning, and the Supplier base to communicate long-term inventory requirements and work with all groups to implement optimal strategies. Additionally, this role has responsibility for directly leading and managing a team of on-site personnel, coordinating as needed with outside locations to optimize warehouse inventories. This will include but is not limited to: stock counts, physical staging and stock movements, as well as MRP settings and inventory replenishment for assigned plant(s). 



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university plus 3-5 years of work experience in a progressively responsible fulfillment, inventory, or production planning role
  • At least 1 year of experience utilizing an ERP system in a supply chain/fulfilment capacity 



  • Degree major in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering, or related field is preferred
  • Prior experience using SAP material requirements planning is highly preferred
  • Supervisory experience is highly preferred
  • Knowledge of process improvement and future fulfillment strategies is preferred
  • Regulates MRO inventory in order to meet plant needs, shutdowns, projects, and repairs
  • Works with other plant Materials Management folks to coordinate shared inventory
  • Responsible for assuring posting of goods movements (goods receipts, transfers, consumption, adjustments etc.)
  • Controls the movement and physical assignment of inventory around the warehouse including quarantined, supplier returns and point of issue
  • Completes physical inventory counts (according to ABC Cycle and ad-hoc as needed)
  • Troubleshoots and solves business process challenges that cause errors related to on-hand inventory, material movement, and invoice quantity errors
  • Facilitates movements of obsolete and slow moving inventory
  • Coordinates communications between Procurement, Operations, and Planning at a plant level, along with Corporate Accounts Payable
  • Participates in regional and global supply chain improvement projects
  • Ensures compliance with all aspects of safety related to warehouse contents and practices (housekeeping, layout improvement, material quarantine and operations)
  • Develops standard operating procedures and work aid instructions for operational excellence
  • Coordinates trials for new material specifications and/or new suppliers
  • Form and foster key relationships with the engineering and maintenance leadership
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Provides occasional support to direct materials management particularly for holiday coverage reasons  



  • Manages a team of 1-10 direct reports (both union and non-union)
  • Conducts daily, weekly and monthly operational and planning meetings with direct reports to keep them informed of current problems, changes and new developments in the department and company
  • Monitors work productivity and recommends and implements changes to improve work productivity
  • Plans and monitors workload for timely and accurate completion of tasks
  • Coordinates workflow and procedures to maximize service
  • Coaches and counsels direct reports on performance issues
  • Completes annual and semi-annual (where appropriate) performance appraisals for all direct reports in a timely manner and meets with staff to discuss and deliver the final appraisal
  • Arranges for cross training of team to maximize productivity and provide coverage of all functions
  • Counsels direct reports on educational and job opportunities which will enhance their career development
  • Administers all policies and procedures set forth by the company
  • Aligns management practices according to applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements pertaining to direct or indirect reports



  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to recognize areas for Continuous Improvement strategies; recommends CI strategies to Supervisor
  • Ability to understand internal demands as they relate to the purchase/stocking levels of goods and services for the business
  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers and foster strong, open lines of communication across all levels of the organization
  • Ability to utilize ERP information and analyze results
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times
  • Ability to effectively manage time, including the ability to prioritize, work within assigned deadlines, and work independently or collaboratively to accomplish organizational objectives
    • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining quality & accuracy standards
    • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point on an Intermediate Level
    • Material Requirements Planning (Intermediate)
    • Analytical Thinking (Intermediate)
    • Inventory Management (Intermediate)
    • Enterprise Resource Planning/SAP (Intermediate)
    • Supply Chain Management (Intermediate)
    • Products  & Marketplace (Intermediate)
    • Customer Service Orientation (intermediate)


For more than 100 years, our employees have taken pride in “Making Life a Little Sweeter” by providing our customers and consumers with quality service and sugar products. Our commitment to that principle drives us in all that we do and encourages us to uphold our company’s high ethical standards of business conduct to ensure our continued success.