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Materials Operations Manager

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46250

Jan 10, 2023


dormakaba is seeking an experienced Materials Operations Manager to join our team in Indianapolis. This position is responsible for receiving, warehousing, distribution, and inventory control of vertically integrated operations. Management responsibilities include tactical initiatives centered around safety, quality, delivery, and cost objectives as well as analysis and execution of strategic investments. The Materials Operations Manager will collaborate with supply chain, engineering, customer service, production management and third-party suppliers to optimize customer satisfaction and meet business objectives.



  • Leads day-to-day operations by coordinating and continuously developing warehouse, shipping/receiving and inventory control personnel in delivering added value to our customers and exceeding financial objectives
  • Identifies and implements strategic capital investments to optimize distribution and material movements within a rapidly growing operation
  • Trains, develops, and coaches supervisors in areas of employee relations and regulations; maintain discipline; enforce safety requirements and regulations
  • Ensures all orders are processed accurately and quickly to meet the highest standards
  • Oversees tactical initiatives focused on continuous improvement of safety, quality, delivery, and cost performance
  • Develops and maintains performance metrics to monitor progress and keep senior leadership informed of status, challenges, accomplishments, and opportunities for improvement
  • Participates in strategic business planning to support continuous growth of facility
  • Leverages knowledge of Lean / Continuous Improvement, Process Standardization, ERP Systems, Distribution Technology, Automated Material Movement Technology, and other skill sets to improve customer satisfaction, quality, increase efficiencies, and reduce cost
  • Mentors and develops the staff fostering dormakaba values and personal growth
  • Continuously improves customer satisfaction to provide on time delivery and meet customer quality and cost expectations



  • Bachelor’s Degree required (Operations/Distribution Management, Engineering, Business Administration or related disciplines preferred) - Master’s Degree preferred
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma experience required, certification preferred
  • Strong ERP working knowledge. SAP experience strongly preferred in warehouse management and distribution
  • 5+ years of manufacturing/distribution management experience
  • 15 total years of production, warehouse management, and logistics experience preferred
  • Experience in Make to Order / Late Point configuration environment strongly preferred
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills 



  • Candidates who embrace dormakaba’s core values will be most successful in our organization: Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance
  • Team player and strong collaborator
  • Problem solver (always brings solutions, enjoys challenges)
  • Dependable (reliable and follows through on commitments)



  • An opportunity to work in global company with a family culture and strong core values (Trust, Customer First, Curiosity, Courage and Performance)
  • Competitive pay with great benefits options (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability insurance, 401k), Paid Time Off and Holiday Pay
  • Career fulfillment with growth and development opportunities 
  • Employee discounts (online discounts for shopping, travel, insurance etc.) and much more!


The Federal Executive Order 14042 on COVID-19 requires all current and new employees of government contractors to comply with one of the following on or before the Federal deadline date:

  1. Received their final vaccination dose – either their second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of Johnson & Johnson OR
  2. Submitted a medical exemption/accommodation request for approval OR
  3. Submitted a religious belief exemption/accommodation request for approval.


dormakaba is a federal contractor which means all our team members must comply with this order by the Federal deadline to start and continue employment with us. Our Talent Acquisition team will confirm the Federal deadline date at the time an offer is made to help ensure compliance.




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