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Sr. Manager, Materials at SPX Corporation

Sr. Manager, Materials

SPX Corporation Olathe, KS (Onsite) Full-Time
Want to be part of a professional, caring team focused on making a difference in communities around the world? Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, SPX Cooling Tech is an innovative manufacturer of commercial HVAC and industrial cooling systems for hospitals, data centers, oil and gas refineries, power plants and process cooling facilities around the globe. Companies rely on SPX Cooling Tech's Marley, Recold and SGS brands to provide comfort, mission critical and industrial cooling solutions.

New hires at SPX Cooling Tech enjoy a supportive work environment with benefits that begin on the first day of work, including mentorship and tuition assistance, a competitive compensation and bonus plan, flexible health plan, 401(k) match, and opportunities for career advancement.

When it began as the Marley Company more than 100 years ago, SPX Cooling Tech was the first cooling tower manufacturer to pioneer cooling solutions for large industrial applications. Since then, we have worked together as a company to provide innovative solutions for iconic buildings and essential infrastructure all around. Now, SPX Cooling Tech and its brands are active in more than 80 countries, and rapidly growing organically and through acquisitions as part of SPX Tech.

With its people-centric culture, SPX Cooling Tech prides itself on attracting top talent to the industry. Apply to work with our ever-growing team and help us keep the world cool!

Job Summary

This position is accountable for managing and improving the materials management activities and performance for the Cooling business at the Olathe Plant. Responsibilities include full scope of all materials processes at the plant from master scheduling, procurement, receiving, warehousing, and shipping. Master scheduling and planning encompasses all products produced and supplied from the Olathe plant. Warehousing includes both inside and outside the plant for raw materials, wip, and finished goods inventory. The incumbent is responsible for continuous improvement activities in materials management yielding operational cost savings and lead-time reductions. Requirements include knowledge of planning and scheduling discrete manufacturing operations, inventory management and control practices, and shipping transactions including for both domestic and international shipments. The successful incumbent will be able to manage the budget, implement improvement projects on time, and deliver great customer service. They will have strong organizational and communication skills, and be able to focus on details in order to ensure that all customer requirements are met.


* Lead all planning and scheduling activities for the plant.
* Lead procurement/buying activities for the plant balancing material availability with inventory levels.
* Manage all material transactional activities from receiving through shipping.
* Develop and implement inventory management continuous improvement activities related to storage management, transactional efficiencies, and inventory control/accuracy.
* Responsible for the timely and accurate delivery of material for both domestic and international shipments.
* Support the Sourcing Team on material cost savings, preferred carrier and freight payment initiatives
* Ensure compliance of all documentation and packaging for domestic shipments, international projects and individual shipments (Ex: Bill of Ladings, Hazardous Material Declaration, Harmonized Tariff Numbers, Commercial Invoices, Packing lists, Certificates of Origin, NAFTA documents, Inspection Requirements per Country)
* Understand the specific countries requirements when exporting to (EX: ISPM-15 Wood packaging, legalization of documents, quarantined declaration required), and help train other logistics personnel, order administrators, project managers, proposal managers, and material managers regarding these requirements
* Manage packaging activities (crating vendors, package utilization, and truckload and container optimization).
* Deploy technology solutions (i.e. bar coding) where applicable to improve transactional efficiencies and accuracy
* Participate in the exchange of materials management best practices between Europe, Asia and North American Materials Leaders
* Provide SAP subject matter expertise at Olathe and other sites as needed


* Bachelor's degree required
* 5+ years of experience in warehousing, distribution, inventory management roles required; 10+ years preferred
* HazMat certification
* Strong knowledge of SAP, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint,
* Knowledge of international shipments and requirements helpful
* Understanding of logistics terminology helpful
* Experience implementing transactional technology in processes such as bar coding
* APICS (CPIM) or AST&L (CTL) certification highly recommended

Physical Demands

The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

* Sitting, standing, walking
* Occasionally lifting up to 15 pounds
* Bending
* Keyboarding/typing
* Ability to read effectively from a computer screen and/or paper copy
* Ability to handle a large volume of work and perform multiple tasks in a fast paced environment
* Ability to communicate effectively verbally

Work Environment

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.

* Office environment with varying degrees of noise levels


Thank you for your interest in our company.


SPX is a diversified, global supplier of infrastructure equipment with scalable growth platforms in heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), detection and measurement, and engineered solutions. With operations in 17 countries and approximately $1.4 billion in annual revenue, we offer a wide array of highly engineered products with strong brands.


At SPX , what's in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits. Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees' personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. SPX benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


* Integrity
* Accountability
* Excellence
* Teamwork
* Results

At SPX, our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognizethat only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace.We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential. We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion,sex, sexual orientation, national origin,gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.

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