Materials Warehouse Manager

Operations Birmingham, Alabama



 Do you want to be the Materials Warehouse Manager at Autocar?

Who are we?  Can you be comfortable being uncomfortable? Can you do 2 or 3 jobs instead of only one? Are you fine with always speaking your mind? Can you lead, execute, and stay focused despite many distractions, and do the work yourself if needed?

At Autocar, we fight for the customer’s needs. We are disrupting the industry by putting the customers’ needs first. Every truck we make is custom-engineered, and custom-made, specifically for that customer—no “one size fits all” here.  Because we engineer tools differently, we deliver trucks faster than the competition, and they WORK. The truck has more uptime, is more comfortable for the driver, and is safer—40% fewer crashes with injury than the industry average.* For the life of the truck, we have around-the-clock support.

It takes a special kind of person to be a part of this business in transformation. We are privately owned and expect our team members to act with an owner mindset: Relentless about creating value for the customer. Dogged about finding efficiencies and eliminating waste. Standing arm and arm with the rest of the team until the job is done—and ready to do it again the next day, with a smile.

It is not easy do things differently in this industry. But we do it—because we are passionate about improving the lives of the drivers that use our trucks.

What will you do? As one of 2 Materials Warehouse Managers, you will be responsible for managing all aspects of materials flow and maintaining control and accuracy over all goods inventories, including all transactions, procurement, planning, scheduling, cost, warehouse, receiving, and shipping to ensure that customer orders are fulfilled on time for your section of the warehouse.



       Develop, implement and manage a cross-functional, fully integrated planning process that incorporates make vs. buy, capacity planning, scheduling, inventory, material and associated cost elements.

       Performs analysis of customer demand, sales forecasts and historical material usage to develop and execute build-to-order and build-to-forecast plans.

       Coordinate with cross-functional business teams to develop the best economic strategy for production planning to support customer demand.

       Establish and implement methods and best practices related to the systems and process that support inventory forecasting, purchasing, and material control.

       Establishes and supervises production scheduling activities by monitoring material inventories, tracking progress of production and reviewing factors that affect schedules.

       Develop and execute a sourcing strategy to meet the company’s business growth and sourcing requirements.

       Identify, develop and manage effective relationships with existing and potential suppliers of goods and services to meet the established cost, quality and delivery targets.

       Establish, implement, and manage system to evaluate, monitor and report supplier scorecard performance.

       Adhere to established company policies, procedures, terms and conditions and legal matters that affect purchasing policies.

       Coordinate and work with quality, engineering, machining and assembly operations to ensure 100% on-time delivery by establishing and monitoring schedule to proactively identify and address any issues.

       Responsible for accuracy of inventory counts by implementing and managing, in conjunction with Finance, an inventory control system, capable of identifying discrepancies in inventory counts and taking corrective action to guard against inconsistencies in the future.

       Achieves financial objectives by working with management to prepare the materials budget, schedule expenditures, analyze variances and initiate corrective actions.

       Participates as a member of the operations team in making cross-functional operational decisions.

       Participates in CAR meetings to resolve quality issues working with both internal and external resources.

       Collaborate with Engineering, Manufacturing, Process Engineering and Quality to achieve cost reduction targets.

       Maintains a safe and healthy work environment by implementing, maintaining and aligning company policies that adhere to local, state and federal environmental, health and safety regulations.

       Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.

       Identify tools, processes and metrics to optimize supplier value.

       Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.


What does it take to be a part of our team?

       BS degree in business, management or other related discipline. Masters in related field a plus.

       At least 5 years progressive experience in management of materials and sourcing within a design and manufacturing environment.

       Experience in total quality, six sigma, or other similar environments.

       Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.

       Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.

       Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.

       Good technical writing, documentation, and record keeping skills.

       Good analytical problem solving ability.

       Ability to contribute in a cross-functional collaborative environment.

       Financial skills including cost modeling, cost analysis, make vs. buy analysis.

       Ability to leverage metrics and other tools to drive supplier performance.


Autocar is the only American truck manufacturer focused on trucks for severe-duty vocational applications. But above all, Autocar is focused on our customers:  Our truck helps our customers to be more successful and to achieve their challenging objectives.

Autocar’s hundreds of customers include every national waste-hauling fleet, major cities such as Chicago, Los Angeles, Houston, Miami, and Charlotte, and many of the largest retailers and freight handlers in North America.

As the industry's technology and innovation leader, Autocar has forged strong partnerships with the leading suppliers in the business, including, Allison, Cummins, ArvinMeritor, Hendrickson among others, and has delivered more natural gas vehicles than all of our competitors combined. 

Autocar is the oldest motor vehicle manufacturer in the United States and built America's first truck, in 1899. A proudly American-owned company, Autocar is headquartered in Hagerstown, Indiana, and is affiliated with GVW Group, based in Highland Park, Illinois.


Where will you work? The Materials Warehouse Managers will be based at our new facility in Birmingham, Alabama.

What do we offer in benefits? We offer an attractive compensation and benefits package, to include base salary and benefits such as medical/dental/vision options, retirement/401K plans, etc.