Lead Material Manager - Singapore in San Diego, CA at Austal

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San Diego, CA

Job Description

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Austal shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR §§ 60-1.4(a), 60-300.5(a) and 60-741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disability.  Austal’s commitment to equal employment opportunity applies at all levels of employment, in all job titles, including the executive level, and to all employment actions, including but not limited to decisions concerning recruitment, hiring, training, and promotion. 

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Supply Chain Management

SUPERVISES: Assistant Material Managers, Material Analyst, Material Coordinator, Purchasing agents.

GENERAL PURPOSE AND SCOPE:  Leads the Logistics Services Supply Chain team including various functions of purchasing, including all buyer functions, quoting, negotiating and issuing Purchase Orders, monitoring, receiving, inspection, segregation, storing, issuing, and disposition of planned maintenance materials.  The LMM should have knowledge of Class wide Naval ILS procedures pertaining to identify requirements, requisitioning receipt control, storage, inventory, accountability, distribution, and transportation outlined in pertinent Navy, and other DOD directives. The LMM should have comprehensive knowledge of Navy Supply System applications including One-Touch, MILSTRIP requisitions, IHS (Haystack), Hazardous Material Information System (HMIS), and DLA (DRMO). Should have experience and knowledge with duties and responsibilities of hazardous material custodian, hazardous material storage, use and disposal of hazardous waste This position has direct responsibility for the support team’s performance including 100% on-time delivery, 100% on-budget procurement costs and driving cost savings and 100% delivered quality performance of the supply chain. This position interfaces vertically and horizontally across all functions within Austal and regularly interfaces with department leads and program leadership.


  • Manage and supervise the full supply chain operations for Services from the Singapore office. 
  • Responsible for material planning, receipt, storage, kitting, and delivery of material related to planned maintenance activities in Singapore and region as directed by planning yard.
  • Report inventory levels and usage to Navy and program management routinely to comply with contract requirements.
  • Manage transportation of materials to support maintenance availabilities in Singapore and throughout the region.
  • Schedule travel and work in locations outside the Singapore area throughout durations of availabilities.
  • Oversee inventory and tool cycle count program to ensure accuracy to meet and exceed MMAS standard minimums
  • Track and manage tools and special equipment required to perform planned maintenance availabilities.
  • Manage material, schedule, and resources for multiple planned availabilities in Singapore and region simultaneously.
  • Interpret policy and determine correct approach to resolving conflicts.
  • Using IFS fully, manage the Material Requirements Planning (MRP) process to ensure sufficient inventory to meet all production / shipping requirements at lowest cost
  • Serve as the supply chain interface to the program and aligning integrated supply chain resources and solutions with the business needs

  • Manage storage, handling, disposal, and documentation to all hazardous material

  • Ensure timely issue resolution for program requirements.

  • Represent Supply Chain and provide input at customer reviews, EAC reviews, program reviews, and risk and opportunity management

  • Identify, investigate and provide profitable/strategic solutions regarding potential risks/opportunities

  • Drive cross functional engagements and collaborate with the program team

  • Quoting and negotiating (when applicable) and issuing purchase orders up to authorized limits for raw materials, parts, subassemblies, finished goods, MRO materials, equipment, tooling, supplies and/or services from suppliers via purchase requisitions or MRP messages.

  • Working individually, assisting with the negotiations of short and long term agreements for high risk/high value materials, parts, subassemblies, finished goods, MRO materials, equipment, tooling, supplies and/or services from suppliers.

  • Following up with requestors and end users regarding purchase order due dates and status when inquiries are made.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BS degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, or Fifteen (15) years of supply / logistics management experience either with US Navy, Military Sealift Command (MSC), or the US Merchant Marines may be used in lieu of degree requirements
  • Minimum of five (5) years of management experience in Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) in a marine environment
  • Minimum of 7 years directly applicable experience in managing supply chain, logistics operations, and personnel using integrated ERP systems
  • Well versed in FAR/DFARS compliance req’s as applied to government contractor purchasing processes (e.g. SBSPs, etc.)
  • Experienced in analysis of and mitigation of risks on various contract terms and conditions
  • MS Office suite with near-expert skills in Excel
  • Must be a US Person (US Citizen/US Permanent Resident/Green Card Holder)
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain security clearance

Desired Requirements:

  • MBA with emphasis in Supply Chain Management
  • 10+ years directly applicable experience in managing aerospace supply chain processes and personnel using IFS
  • APICS CSCP (Certified Supply Chain Professional) or ISM CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) credentials


 All candidates must meet Austal USA’s basic employment eligibility guidelines:

  • 18 years or older at time of application
  • Able to provide proof of US Person status (permanent resident or citizen)
  • No felony convictions of theft/deception or violent crimes within seven years from disposition date
  • No felony convictions of drug crimes within three years from disposition date
  • Willing to submit to a drug screen
  • Willing to submit to a background check


  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required
  • Proficiency in EVMS software preferred
  • Navy Supply Systems
  • One-Touch
  • MILSTRIP requisitions
  • HIS (Haystack)
  • Hazardous Material Information System (MHIS)
  • DLA (DRMO)

DIRECTION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to assign work, supervise subordinate team members.

DISCRETION EXERCISED: Full discretionary authority to correct, discipline and recommend pay increases.


  • Austal Executive Management
  • Corporate Executive Management
  • Senior Manager Purchasing, Procurement Managers, Buyers, and Supply Chain Compliance Coordinator
  • Senior Manager Logistics
  • Austal Cost Accountants and EVMS Accountants.
  • Austal Control Account Managers.
  • Government Program Office and Team EVMS representatives.
  • Supervisor of Shipbuilding (SupShip) EVMS representatives.


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. Must be able to tour all vessels and work sites.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, climb and balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and talk or hear.  The employee is occasionally required to sit. 


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to humid conditions, bright flashing lights, moving mechanical parts, high precarious places, outside weather conditions, and extreme heat.  The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes and/or airborne particles at or below the PEL, toxic or caustic chemicals, and heat and cold.  The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud, + 90 dB.


Must comply with company, federal, state, and local safety and environmental rules and regulations while performing daily job tasks.