UGN, a world class manufacturer of acoustic, interior trim, and thermal management products for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America, is seeking a Materials Manager to join our team in Monroe, OH.

Founded in 1986, UGN is the preferred producer of high quality acoustic, interior trim and thermal management products and a recognized leader in customer satisfaction for the Japanese transplant automotive industry in North America. Today, UGN has revenues in excess of $375 million and has expanded to include six locations in the United States specializing in manufacturing, research, development, testing and service support.  We have recently opened a new plant in Mexico and will be opening a new plant in Monroe, OH.

Position:  Materials Manager – Monroe, OH


The Materials Manager manages the timely materials flow through the facility, including directing purchasing, receiving, shipping, warehousing, scheduling and inventory control functions.  This position is located at our new Monroe, OH plant.



  • Direct the maintenance of a perpetual inventory of raw materials, components and finished goods stored in the UGN facility.
  • Direct scheduling of machines and work stations to maximize the productivity of personnel and machines.
  • Periodically/weekly compare future production requirements against available capacity and recommend action to be taken, if required.
  • Ensure that all goods and services are purchased in accordance with company purchasing procedures and policies.
  • Monitor and control the fiscal expense budget of the Materials Department.
  • Assume a leadership role in the "TPS" and "TPM" programs.
  • Design and support all programs related to goals of cash management and inventory reduction.
  • Prepare monthly reports and QOS data.
  • Ensure FIFO is performed on all finished goods, raw materials and purchased components.
  • Maintain warehouse equipment (i.e., forklifts, racks, docks, and dock doors).
  • Act as primary liaison between UGN and customers.
  • Ensure timeliness and accuracy in all aspects of shipping and EDI.
  • Manage supervisors who supervise team members in scheduling, planning, procurement, shipping, receiving and data entry personnel in the Materials Department. Is responsible for the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of these units.
  • Maintain regular attendance and punctuality.
  • Other duties may be assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree (B. S. or B. A.) from an accredited four-year college or university; and five plus years related experience and/or training, including supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications--Word, Excel, Access, Microsoft Outlook, Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software and personal computer skills, especially electron ordering system.
  • Experience with MRP, MDS and ERP systems (Oracle).
  • Strong leadership skills with excellent communication and organizational skills are required.
  • Ability to build relationships with the UGN corporate headquarters as well as with Materials Managers at other UGN facilities.
  • Manufacturing industry experience required.  Automotive industry experience a plus.
  • Understanding of lean manufacturing principles (5S, six sigma, Kaizen, continuous improvement, TPM, TPS)
  • New facility launch experience is a plus including experience with hiring and building a cohesive team.


To apply, please email your resume to Lisa Jurack at li*********@ug*****.com