Materials Manager - Riverside, CA

Date: Nov 13, 2021

Location: Riverside , CA, US, 92509

Company: REV Group, Inc.

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Requisition ID: 10826

REV Group (NYSE: REVG) is a leading designer, manufacturer and distributor of specialty vehicles and related aftermarket parts and services. REV serves a diversified customer base primarily in the United States through three segments: Fire & Emergency, Commercial and Recreation. REV provides customized vehicle solutions for applications including: essential needs (ambulances, fire apparatus, school buses, mobility vans and municipal transit buses), industrial and commercial (terminal trucks, cut-away buses and street sweepers) and consumer leisure (recreational vehicles (“RVs”) and luxury buses). REV’s brand portfolio consists of 30 well-established principal vehicle brands including many of the most recognizable names within our served markets. Several of REV’s brands pioneered their specialty vehicle product categories and date back more than 50 years.


Materials/Planning Manager


Directs a business unit’s overall materials operations inclusive of master scheduling, warehouse management  and inventory of chassis, raw materials, monitoring of work in process, and finished goods,. Evaluates past performance data to forecast needs and production levels. Develops strategic plans to improve productivity, quality, and efficiency of operations. Ensures that issues regarding new/existing products are resolved in a timely and cost-efficient manner. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of tasks. Leads and directs the work of others. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected.

Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Provide leadership to business unit materials group by establishing goals, development plans and driving process standardization across the disciplines
  • Oversees all activities related to materials, planning, and delivery of parts in accordance with the master       production schedule
  • Drives the business unit SIOP process
  • Engages with local Procurement to ensure continuous supplier on time delivery through communication of forecast/demand information to supplier base ensuring capacity is secured and parts are always available
  • Manage inventory levels in line with business objectives ensuring net dollar and absolute piece accuracy
  • Support new product development from a materials and planning perspective from prototype to full production
  • Works closely with REV corporate sourcing to implement strategic sourcing and VAVE initiatives
  • Analyzes market and delivery conditions to determine present and future material availability, and   
  • prepares market analysis reports
  • Drives innovation and a focus on continuous improvement within the materials and planning organization
  • Responsible for regular reporting of agreed upon KPI’s including inventory levels, inventory record accuracy, master schedule compliance and warehousing performance
  • Compiles Materials and Planning departmental budgets and assists in financial inventory forecasting
  • Adheres to company policies, procedures and ethics codes, ensuring that they are implemented
  • throughout the business
  • Coordinate and assist in make/buy analysis –Develop and understand supplier performance metrics – coordination of bidding/quoting activities




  • In-depth knowledge of computerized integrated information systems (manufacturing, materials management, production planning, procurement and distribution) and a superior understanding of manufacturing material flow in a plant.
  • Must possess a strong customer service orientation and provide dedicated support of internal customer requirements. 
  • Must be a proactive change agent and possess leadership skills to build and maintain a team oriented environment while leveraging lean methodologies.
  • Must have solid interpersonal skills with the ability to motivate staff and to interact with various departments throughout the organization.
  • Must be a flexible, decisive and proactive problem solver.
  • Must know how to influence bottom line results.
  • Must be a strong communicator and possess strong organizational skills, with ability to work on multiple priorities at once.
  • Must be able to work well in high pressure, fast-paced environment and be proficient at conflict resolution.
  • Must be proficient in information technology systems utilized in Materials Management
  • Must be able to read and understand engineering drawings, blue prints, assembly drawing, schematics and other written or verbal instructions presented in English. 
  • Must be able to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to other employees of the organization.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required in business related area
  • A minimum of 7-10 years’ of progressive manufacturing operations and/or materials management experience
  • A minimum of 4 years’ of experience in a materials leadership role, focusing on standardizing planning & execution, best practice inventory management tools, and talent development
  • Lean ideology – drives for continuous improvement – lean manufacturing experience preferred
  • Good understanding of finance
  • Project management and problem solving skills with acute attention to detail
  • Proven ability to lead – able to foster cross functional and cross business collaboration
  • Experience with rate-based or flow line (non-MRP) and job shop manufacturing environments.
  • Experience in operations, inventory management, MRP, lean manufacturing processes and Excel.


ElDorado National-CA Designs and manufacturers low floor and standard floor medium and heavy-duty buses for public transit/paratransit, airport, parking and university transportation markets.  Jump on the REV group bus and join the ENC Team!

REV Group is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity. The Company conducts all employment practices without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other basis prohibited by law. REV Group also undertakes affirmative action to assure equal employment opportunity for minorities and women, for persons with disabilities, and for protected veterans.



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Nearest Major Market: Riverside
Nearest Secondary Market: Los Angeles