Mobile, US

Location Details:  Mobile, AL

Title:  Materials and Logistics Manager

Join us and develop your career while creating a more sustainable future! You’ll be part of a global team of more than 5,000 people and 60 nationalities, where diverse perspectives are valued and you can bring your authentic self to work every day. At Kemira you are empowered to reach your full potential, deliver innovation, and make an impact. We embrace a growth mindset, so we can deliver more value to our customers and communities.  
Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemistry for water intensive industries. For more than 100 years, our chemistry has advanced human progress and quality of life. Kemira’s solutions help our customers in the pulp and paper, water, and energy industries clean water, save energy and use natural resources responsibly, while improving their productivity and enabling more sustainable business. We call it chemistry with a purpose, better every day. 


We are looking for an experienced Logistics and Materials Manager for our Mobile, AL location. This position directs and manages the Materials Management and Logistics department which is responsible for local and business related supply chain aspects, including purchasing, receiving, packaging, shipping, and inventory management to serve site and business service level needs.  Provides leadership and establishes priorities for the department in support of plant and business needs.  Creates a positive environment enabling the achievement of objectives which meet or exceed internal and external customer expectations. This position will report to the Plant Manager.


Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Act as a site champion for safety, health and environmental, and mental wellbeing.  Critical support of the site Safety Programs and initiatives aimed towards employee engagement and zero incidents target.
  • Coordinate local supply chain aspects including product packaging, purchasing, receiving, shipping, and inventory management.  Critically responsible for the economics of the function for the site.
  • Act as support planner in Raw Materials and Production Scheduler as needed to support team.
  • Collaborate with the Sourcing & Procurement group to sustainably source raw materials and packaging.
  • Manage expansion and contraction of inventory levels during seasonal and expected stress point situations fully utilizing SAP planning and reorder point tools.
  • Develop and maintain supplier and carrier relationships.
  • Escalate supply chain issues through line management aimed to zero ‘run out’ status.
  • Drive improvement of On-Time, In-Full (OTIF) shipments.
  • Maintain compliance with  EHSQ management systems and procedures.
  • Maintain and publish metrics for the department through the DMS.
  • Serve as site champion for the SAP MM and SD modules.
  • Maximize the use of available SAP tools to facilitate supply chain activities.
  • Drive Slow Moving and Offgrade to zero.


What we offer:

  • Opportunities for personal and professional growth. 
  • Employment in a stable company with an established position in the market
  • Attractive benefit package
  • Great, multicultural and positive working environment


What you need:

  • Four year Bachelor’s degree in related field (Chemical or Mechanical Engineering discipline an advantage) with a minimum of 5 years’ related work experience or a minimum 8 years’ experience in materials management activities.
  • Minimum 4 years’ prior supervisory experience.
  • Good leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong Lean and data driven mentality with solution orientation to issue resolution.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft applications (Access, Excel, Word and Outlook)
  • Experience with business management systems, preferably SAP


Join Kemira and create better every day 


Please apply with CV at kemira.com/careers. 


Kemira is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to further develop our  diverse and inclusive workplace. 


Kemira is a global leader in sustainable chemical solutions for water-intensive industries. We provide the best-suited products and services to improve our customers’ product quality, process, and resource efficiency. Our focus is on pulp & paper, water treatment, and energy sectors. In 2022, Kemira had annual revenue of around 3.6 billion and around 5,000 employees. Kemira shares are listed on the Nasdaq Helsinki Ltd.