Materials Manager

GA - 5215 W Airways Ave, Franklin, WI 53132
GA Precision
GA Precision
Vacancy title
Materials Manager
GA - 5215 W Airways Ave, Franklin, WI 53132
Advertised salary
Employment type
Working pattern
Monday - Friday, In-person on 1st-shift
Closing date
31 July 2024

Who is Senior plc?

Senior plc is an international, market-leading, engineering solutions provider with 30 operating businesses in 13 countries. Senior designs, manufactures and markets high-technology components and systems for the principal original equipment producers in the worldwide aerospace, defence, and land vehicle and power & energy markets. The Group is split into two divisions, Aerospace and Flexonics, servicing five key sectors.

Our global values underpin what we do, and how we do it …

Safety – Integrity – Customer Focus – Respect & Trust – Accountability – Excellence

 Who is GA Precision?

GA Precision is a leading supplier of highly complex, precision machined components with tight tolerances as low as two microns, meaning GA Precision is in the top quartile of tightest tolerance machining companies. It also has industry-leading CNC turning, milling, deep hole gun drilling, grinding and honing capabilities.

What does the job involve?


Reporting to the GM/VP of Operations, develops policies, procedures and objectives for the operation of the Supply Chain process in accordance with organizational objectives.  Obtains necessary purchases at lowest cost consistent with approved quality and delivery standards.  Recommends improvements in overall purchasing program which will advance the interests of the organization.  Responsible for the timely procurement of materials, supplies, services, and equipment of required quality and at the best price advantage to the company.  Establish supply sources, negotiate purchases as to price, specifications, terms delivery date, etc.  Approve purchase requisitions and vendors’ invoices.  Guide and direct planners in support of shop floor execution of OTD to our customers.  Drive actions resulting in “right sized” inventory, including MRO/Tooling/ RM/ WIP and FG inventory management strategies.  


Plans and directs entire supply chain to meet organizational requirements, utilizing MRP and other tools to ensure raw material is available as needed to production while minimizing on hand inventory at all times.

Develops additional or alternate sources of supply for important materials.  Secures sources of supply for new or improved materials and maintains a list of acceptable vendors.

Handles negotiations with suppliers on all conflicts or questions on prices, deliveries, and specifications.

Keeps informed of all new developments relative to materials and supplies, and makes recommendations designed to reduce cost and improve methods.

Works with production, engineering, and other departments in the development of equipment, product specifications, and substitute materials.

Visit vendors to investigate facilities, capacity, and ability to meet quality requirements, specifications, and delivery dates.

Analyzes quotations received, negotiates with suppliers, selects or recommends suppliers with whom

orders are to be placed.

Obtains materials and services from suppliers at lowest cost consistent with considerations of quality, reliability of source, and urgency of need.

Prepares purchase orders and follows up order to expedite delivery and shipment.

Obtains certifications of delivery and conducts check against order.

Checks and approves invoices for payment.

Direct and perform follow-up work on orders placed to ensure vendors’ compliance with terms to purchase. 

Works with suppliers and the shipping department with problem resolution.

Adheres to TS policies and procedures pertaining to purchasing.

Drive supply chain projects such as inventory control, work order variance, Kanban management, cost reduction plans and other continuous improvement projects.

Direct Annual Inventory of RM/ WIP/ FG as well as manage inventory on a daily basis.


BS Business or Technical degree

Minimum of 5 years related purchasing/sourcing experience.  Experience conducting cycle count and annual inventories.

Management experience preferred.

Professional written and verbal communication skills.

Strong ERP/ Microsoft Excel skills.

Ability to manage several projects at one time.

Knowledge of ISO9001, ISO14001 & AS9100 quality processes, Lean manufacturing.

Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Why join GA Precision?

You will be eligible for the full complement of Senior Flexonics GA Precision benefits, including 401(k) match up to 3.5% and profit-sharing contributions (subject to the provisions of the benefit plan documents). Benefits are effective the first of the month after your date of hire. You will qualify for nine (9) paid holidays per year on a prorated basis and will earn 15 vacation days (120 hours) annually.  Your vacation will be prorated and accrue 2.31 hours per week. Company paid basic life insurance equal to 2x annual salary and option to buy additional benefit coverage.

This offer is contingent upon successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening, physical exam, as well as proof of legal authorization to work in the United States.

Access to our facility (and, therefore, employment) is restricted under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and/or Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to U.S. Citizens, lawful permanent residents, U.S. refugees, asylees or temporary residents under amnesty provisions [as defined in 8 USC 1324b(a)(3)] and properly licensed foreign persons. Applicants receiving a conditional offer of employment will be required to provide information to determine whether they are subject to these regulations and, if so, to assess their country of chargeability for export control purposes. Additionally, potential employee’s names will be screened against the Consolidated Screening List (maintained by the United States government) to determine eligibility to receive technical data.