Manager of Site Materials

Location: Pittsburgh, PA

Cardiac Management Solutions

At ZOLL, we're passionate about improving patient outcomes and helping save lives.

We provide innovative technologies that make a meaningful difference in people's lives. Our medical devices, software and related services are used worldwide to diagnose and treat patients suffering from serious cardiopulmonary and respiratory conditions.

The Cardiac Management Solutions division of ZOLL Medical Corporation develops products to protect and manage cardiac patients, including the LifeVest® wearable cardioverter defibrillator (WCD), the ZOLL cardiac monitor, and associated technologies.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the U.S. At ZOLL, your work will help to ensure cardiac patients get the life-saving therapy they need. To date, the LifeVest WCD has been worn by hundreds of thousands of patients and saved thousands of lives.

ZOLL has been Pittsburgh's Manufacturer of the Year, one of Western PA's Healthiest Employers, and even one of Pittsburgh's Coolest Offices. But it's our unique opportunity to impact people's lives that makes ZOLL the ideal place to build your career.

Job Type

On Site

Job Summary

The Manager of Site Materials provides leadership, direction, and accountability for the Receiving, Shipping, Inventory Management, Warehousing, Work order kitting, and RMA processes and personnel. The manager builds strong collaboration within Operations, other cross-functional teams, contract manufacturers/distributors, and supply partners to adequately meet materials and distribution needs.

Essential Functions
  • Create, implement, and maintain a materials management strategy which continuously and quantitatively optimizes materials warehousing, inventory, presentation, and shipping processes.
  • Develop and measure standard processes for all department activities, ensuring transactional and systemic integrity, efficiency, and inventory accuracy.
  • Maintain necessary cycle counting and inventory review processes in coordination with finance, supply chain, and production collaborators.
  • Formulate policies, procedures, and reports for the effective management of materials.
  • Hire, train, lead, develop, and mentor employees and to maintain a high- performance work team with a strict focus on safety and ergonomics.
  • Maintain high performance standards for employees, with development opportunities for high-performers and performance management/remedial activities for lower-performers.
  • Lead materials department activities, directly and through supervisory delegation for planning, budgeting, resource & space management, scheduling, training, safety, quality, and continuous improvement of responsible areas relative to internal targets and external benchmarks.
  • Establish and deploy department goals and objectives that continuously improve business and process performance.
  • Engage team to generate and maintain a backlog of area and team improvements, collaborating with support and production teams to continuously improve key results.
  • Ensure department adherence to company policies, procedures, laws, and ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the department.
  • Measure, and urgently address any order fulfillment or shipping errors in collaboration with support, technical, and production teams.
  • Ensure compliance to country regulatory requirements, including medical device requirements and import/export regulations; maintain awareness and compliance with current US import/export requirements

Required/Preferred Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, business administration, or materials management required.
  • MBA preferred.
  • 7+years of relevant Materials management, warehousing, distribution, and/or logistics experience.
  • 3+ years of management/leadership experience with a proven record of achievement.
  • Relevant procurement and/or materials management industry certifications preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Excellent quantitative skills, as well as skilled in planning, communication, and analysis.
  • Experienced and competent with ERP systems, Microsoft Office, Agile, etc.
  • Project management experience with MS Project a plus. Experience with Warehouse Management Systems (WMS), traceability, RF-scanning, & warehouse automation a plus.
  • Experience with implementing Lean, Pull-systems, Kanban, etc. strongly preferred.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Standing - Constantly
  • Walking - Constantly
  • Sitting - Occasionally
  • Lifting - Constantly
  • Carrying - Constantly
  • Pushing - Constantly
  • Pulling - Constantly
  • Talking - Occasionally
  • Hearing - Frequently
  • Repetitive Motions - Constantly
  • Eye/Hand/Foot Coordination - Constantly

Working Conditions
  • Extreme cold - Occasionally
  • Extreme heat - Occasionally
  • Humidity - Occasionally
  • Wet - Occasionally
  • Noise - Frequently

ZOLL is a fast-growing company that operates in more than 140 countries around the world. Our employees are inspired by a commitment to make a difference in patients' lives, and our culture values innovation, self-motivation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Join us in our efforts to improve outcomes for underserved patients suffering from critical cardiopulmonary conditions and help save more lives.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.