Sr. Materials Management Specialist

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.


This position is accountable and responsible for the following Procurement and Storeroom related functions and activities:

         Oversight of the Integrated Supplier relationship as it relates to the Storeroom in conformance with Alcoa standards. 

         The Materials Storeroom Coordinator will be responsible for managing and leading various activities carried out by the Integrator including the process of receiving, materials put away, delivery and controlling inventory as required for plant operation.  

         This includes but is not limited to the buyer activities listed below as well as Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) cribs, vending deployment support and Point of Use inventory material delivery systems.

         Executing on existing agreements in his/her area of Commodity responsibility to fulfill customer needs

         Expediting Materials and Services to meet deadlines and commitment dates

         Assisting in the collection of needs and data to support Procurement Commodity Management, PCM

The position is both Accountable and Responsible to enable quality materials and services to be released with Industry leading efficiency and lead times.   The position will operate individually to achieve these benefits while fully supporting PCM in achievement of their goals.  This position requires an Average level of Technical and Industry Knowledge, an Operational knowledge of Processes as well as strong Analytical and Interpersonal skills.  The Spend value under this position may approach $10M

Additional Details:

1) Business Alignment and Customer Interface:

         Participates on cross NA Proc Ops teams when requested to contribute to day-to-day or strategic demands, needs and requirements of the business for materials, services, internal fabrications and outsourcing

         Maintains strong relationships with PCM as well as all NA Procurement Operations staff and has intimate knowledge of the commodities and the businesses within the portfolio to adequately ensure coordination of within Global Procurement

         Develops and reaches agreement with customers on specific performance commitments 

2)  Strategy Development: 

         Provides support to PCM to ensure strategies developed for commodities are integrated with day-to day needs

         Works collaboratively as a business partner with all other Procurement Leaders to address opportunities and manage supplier relationships

3)  Program Management and day-to-day execution:

         Performs and manages day-to-day data collection, implementation, supplier improvement and process improvement within Alcoa and across the interface between Alcoa and its suppliers to achieve effective competitive supply chains

         Supports changes in Procurement Operations to enable creation of US Buy and Payment Center-Ready work, through process improvements  

         Works closely with COE and Procurement Operations on development and deployment of e-tools, Process changes and updates  

         Promotes communication across the organization to identify and drive toward common policies and best practices to achieve cost reductions   

4)  Process:

         Assists in the Procurement Operations support of Commodity Analysis  

         Contributes to Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) reduction efforts and initiatives to achieve the benefits

         Aids in the improvement of systems and work processes

         Develops and implements Procurement Process improvements

         Supports Procurement Operations reporting needs such as DI reporting

5) Personnel Development and Management:

         Manages performance of self; helps develop other employees, when requested through training etc.

6)  Compliance, Policies and Practices:

         Ensures Corporations Policy for safety and diversity initiatives are implemented.  Works safely, reinforcing the safety habits of all employees in the sphere of influence

         Supports SOX/ASAT audit activity and complies with requirements

         Responds to contract administration audits and implements, as appropriate audit recommendations

7)    Process Activities in Procurement that this individual will be most associated with are:

         Needs and Data identification

         Specification Clarification (strong technical and business knowledge required)

         Source/Supplier identification



         Receiving/Problem resolution

         Supplier Performance Management

         Supplier / Customer Conflict Resolution (strong interpersonal skills required)

         Payment issue Resolution

         Contract Administration (MSIS)

         Spend Management (Ariba)

         Requisitioner Training


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