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Sr Manager, Materials Strategy - The Toro Company

Operations Management

El Paso, Texas, Monterrey, Nuevo León, Juárez, Chiapas, Juárez, Chihuahua

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Who Are We?

Toro Ag, located in El Cajon California, is a division of The Toro Company. Toro Ag is a leading supplier of drip irrigation solutions, service and support for agriculture, greenhouse, and horticulture applications. Through our complete system solutions, we help growers of permanent, field and row crops around the world realize substantial benefits in yield, quality, and water savings from the precise application of water and nutrients.

This role reports to the Managing Director of Operations and establishes the long-term materials planning strategy for the assigned regional plant network to achieve ideal supply continuity network wide.  This position capitalizes on a matrix organizational framework to drive best practices across the Materials organizations within the region.  Functional areas supported by this leadership position include planning, scheduling, production control, inventory management, warehouse operations, shipping, receiving and overall material flow throughout the site network.

This position collaborates with Materials leaders, Site Directors, and members of the Construction Business leadership teams to identify and address materials related issues and leads the overarching supply planning process as part of the Integrated Business Planning system, which includes collaboration and alignment with other business and functional leaders.

What Will You Do?

In order to grow and build a successful career with The Toro Company, you will be responsible for

  • Drive SAP system design, deployment, and operational competency across the site network

  • Develop robust Integrated Business Planning and SIOP process at each site

  • Manage overall network capacity versus load to optimize utilization of plant capabilities and manufacturing efficiency

  • Support lean systems implementation to include PFEP, Kanban, Pull, warehouse and market design, and material delivery loops delivering best practice resource deployment in Materials

  • Research, recommend, and implement advanced technology to drive productivity in materials systems to include automated storage/retrieval, picking/put-away efficiency, mobile computing advancements, and advanced material handling solutions

  • Drive continuous improvement in working capital measurements through inventory management initiatives that drive out waste, minimize excess/obsolete, complement lead time reduction, and improve overall turns

  • Implement and scale up best practices to deliver on-going materials productivity

  • Provide advanced materials analytics to guide regional leadership to areas of opportunity and synergy

  • Provide coaching of plant materials resources to drive major performance goals including schedule attainment, work in process levels (WIP), finished goods level, service fill rates, inventory turns, inventory accuracy and budget controls

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

What Do You Need?

To be considered for this role, an individual should meet the following minimal requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA, BS) in Engineering, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Business or similar field, or 10+ years of demonstrated accomplishment in achieving Materials and Manufacturing excellence

  • Minimum of 5-7 years’ experience in Material Requirement Planning Systems or a minimum of ten years combined experience of at least two of the following areas:  Production Scheduling, Production Control, Inventory Control, Material Expediting or Warehouse Management.

  • A minimum of 4 years direct supervisory experience required.

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and team building skills.  Must have direct supervisory experience.

  • Strong management, communication, and leadership skills.  Should be motivated with a positive attitude, with ability to work in a group/team setting

  • Progressive experience in manufacturing environment demonstrating growth in position and/or responsibility

  • Experience implementing various material signaling concepts such as kanban, min/max, ROP, MRP

  • Proven experience implementing Lean material flow concepts, systems and tools such as Plan for Every Part (PFEP), pull systems, supermarkets, scheduling boards, Tugger routes, etc.

  • Strong analytical skills with the demonstrated ability to analyze multifaceted, complex situations, problems, and concepts

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to effectively interact with individuals from a wide range of backgrounds

  • Highly self-motivated and directed, able to work well under pressure, manage and prioritize multiple initiatives concurrently, attend to details, and meet deadlines

  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to be flexible, adaptable, and change priorities and direction as needed, allowing for optimum effectiveness

  • Ability to coach and mentor others

  • Aptitude and desire to gain understanding of situations, processes, and procedures in an effort to improve them


  • Master’s degree

  • Experience with MRP and ERP systems

  • Systems experience with shop floor control

  • APICS or other Materials Planning certification

  • Experience with Lean principles, tools, and systems such as Value Stream Mapping, Material Flow, Visual Management, Standard Work, Change Over, Root Cause Analysis

  • Previous experience with weld, paint, assembly, injection molding or extrusion processes preferred

  • IBP/SIOP experience in a supply planning capacity

  • Lean practitioner and/or Six Sigma certification

  • Ability to travel up to 25%

What Can We Give You?  

At The Toro Company, we are always working to make sure our employees know just how valued they are. In addition to a competitive salary, an affordable and top tier medical/dental/vision plan, 401k, and many other great benefits - The Toro company offers employees at ourEl Cajon, CAlocation a variety of perks, including: 

Dress for your day - We know you're more productive when you're comfortable, which is why TTC employees are encouraged to take advantage of our casual, corporate environment. 

Wellness - TTC offers a variety of mental health and financial health resources to all employees. 

Volunteerism - The Toro Company is proud to provideemployees 20 hours of paid time to volunteer in the community. 

Competitive Salary – The pay range takes into account skills, experience, education, and location. It is not common to be hired at or near the top of the range; compensation decisions are dependent on the facts and circumstances of each case. Cash compensation is one piece of our competitive total rewards package. If you need to, you can access your pay early with the One@Work app, formerly the Even app.

We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and consider qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity, and sexual orientation), parental status, national origin, age, disability, genetic information (including family medical history), political affiliation, military service, or other non-merit based factors. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. 

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  • Benefits

    We offer a full range of benefit options for your present and future needs including competitive salaries, 401(k)s, paid vacation days, and more.

  • Sustainability

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