O-I Materials Manager - Brampton, ON in Brampton, Ontario

Materials Manager - Brampton, ON

  • Job ID #:4571

  • Functional Area:Purchasing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Location:Brampton, ON, Canada

  • Department:Supply Chain

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:5 - 7 Years

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Position Description:

Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of pure, sustainable, healthy glass containers for many of the world's most well-known food and beverage brands. We are looking for a motivated, talented individual interested in a manufacturing leadership role with significant growth opportunity to join our organization as a Materials Manager in our Brampton, ON facility.

This position is responsible for the overall plant materials management. Key elements include planning integration and execution of the production schedule, inventory control, purchasing, warehousing, distribution, and customer service.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Responsible for all functions related to materials management, production scheduling, warehouse management and customer service

  • Executes MRP and generates materials releases to suppliers

  • Directs & monitors all plant inventories and purchasing related functions while utilizing a structured cycle count process

  • Executes/directs plant production schedule through communication with divisional production planning

  • Directs and supervises plant warehousing operations including transportation & distribution

  • Understands and implements leading warehouse practices including ABC inventory storage methodology and other lean concepts while ensuring segregation of the different material types

  • Responsible for the use of any external warehousing and must understand the strategic approach for what products are to be stored in these facilities

  • Must ensure that “post goods issues” and stock transfer orders are completed within the same business day

  • Performs AQS responsibilities in accordance with AQS manual

  • Serves as primary plant contact for customer inquiries regarding production schedule, inventory, transportation, and orders / releases

  • Identifies and implements opportunities to increase efficiencies and reduce cost that directly impact the P&L of the business (i.e. effective loading & unloading process, warehouse storage strategies, space utilization, etc.)

  • Works with Plant management to achieve the goals of the customer including satisfaction, quality, & cost reductions

  • Manages the preparation and distribution of monthly, quarterly, & annual reporting requirements as instructed by corporate.

  • Prepares annual plans and forecasts of plant operations

  • Develops annual COT’s for all of the plant materials team and ensure accountability

  • Manages, coaches and mentors all direct reports

  • Oversees the management of personnel, budget, and other resources to ensure goals and objectives are being met

  • Identifies and takes action to meet training needs within the department.


  • Responsible for working closely with Production Planning to ensure all customers’ needs are met.

  • Responsible for managing all purchased materials & finished goods to effectively optimize the use of O-I’s “cash” / working capital.

  • Responsible for providing oversight to the Plant Materials team and Warehouse to ensure efficient use of resources while minimizing costs.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in purchasing, supply chain or other related areas

  • 5-7 years as a Material’s professional with supervisory experience


This position reports to the Plant Manager (dotted line to Corporate Supply Chain).

Direct reports to this position include Storing/Shipping Supervisor and Customer Service Representatives.


There may be some travel associated with this position for training and/or project work.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the country in which you are applying for a position. O-I will not fund or manage the process of obtaining any required work authorization.

About O-I

For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with invention of the automatic bottle-making machine in 1903.

Since then, O-I has expanded to nearly every corner of the globe, with 80 plants in 23 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are proud to employ 27,000 talented people around the world who display the same ingenuity and passion of our founder. As one of only 57 companies to be included on the Fortune 500 list every year since it began in 1955, we continue to build on that solid foundation and had revenues of $6.2 billion in 2015.

As a preferred packaging partner for our customers, we provide unmatched expertise in glass container design, engineering, manufacturing, quality and service, using industry-leading technology and best practices. Our employees thrive on using their expertise to help our customers connect with and appeal to consumers. Packaging is the first interaction consumers have with a product, and O-I glass conveys an image of superior quality and protects and preserves the taste of food and beverages. Glass is also the world’s most natural and sustainable package, make from three abundant natural ingredients and 100%, endlessly recyclable.

Working at O-I

At O-I, we know that our people differentiate us from our competitors and make our success possible. So we are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes diverse ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Ask any of our 27,000 employees what unites us, and they'll tell you it's our passion for creating iconic, sustainable, beautiful, brand-building glass packaging. Our employees bring craftsmanship, quality and commitment to the creation of every glass container.

Our culture represents a unique combination of Midwest roots and global perspectives. Our employees around the world represent a range of nationalities, languages, customs and lifestyles. As we have grown, we have welcomed many cultures into our family yet remain one O-I, with values that transcend all geographies: safety, passion, teamwork, integrity, excellence, customer centricity and diversity.

For decades we have provided rewarding, stable jobs to thousands of employees around the world. In addition to good wages, we provide employees with a suite of benefits – including health care, retirement and other country-specific amenities. We also sponsor a comprehensive health and wellness program for our employees, and our training and development programs, along with our scale and footprint, provide significant opportunities for growth.

O-I is proud to support the communities in which our people live and work. Our employees around the world give to their communities through volunteerism and community service, and the company supports a variety of organizations and initiatives that advance education, protect the environment and promote arts and culture.