LG Electronics USA, Inc. Material Manager in Huntsville, Alabama

Material Manager

Location Huntsville, Alabama

Department (Org 2) Solar - S20313

Job Requisition 21653


LG Electronics U.S. (LGEUS)

Job Function:


At LG we make products and services that make lives better, easier and happier through increased functionality and fun. Put simply, we offer the latest innovations to make “Life Good” – from home appliances, consumer electronics, vehicle components and mobile communications to business innovations in digital signage, air conditioning, solar and LED lighting. As a global leader, we strive for greatness in product leadership, market leadership and people leadership to realize our growth strategies.

We offer an environment that enables colleagues to demonstrate their capabilities, focus on their work and create value. At LG, you're encouraged to take a creative and individual approach to challenges with strong emphasis placed on performance and skill—and equal, merit-based opportunities across the board. We want our colleagues to grow with our global business. That's why we deliver sure rewards for exceptional performance and offer industry-leading benefits including 100% company paid premium medical, dental and vision benefits, an employer matching 401K, ten paid holidays per year, and paid time off; Come join the team!

We are currently seeking Material manager to join our factory set up team in Huntsville, AL as part of the new LG Electronics Huntsville solar module factory.

The Materials Manager manages all material functions for the flow of materials, from supplier through production to customer, minimum inventory investment, minimum transportation costs and efficient plant operations. They will direct and coordinate the application, implementation, and activities of the Company’s ERP system to maximize its utilization across functional areas.


  • Oversee the material flow process.

  • Responsible for material supply to maintain mass production pipeline.

  • Establish and maintain supplier release procedure and supplier banking requirements to ensure an uninterrupted supply of raw materials to meet production requirements.

  • Review department / plant KPI’s (Optimum inventory level, long term inventory, obsolete inventory, production line stop, etc.) and establish corrective measures for performance adherence.

  • Provide leadership to subordinates for individual and group development.

  • Overall ownership of material ordering, availability, and scheduling targeting 2 week inventory levels, at a minimum

  • Ensure systemic accuracy of inventory

  • Rescheduling materials for pull ins (expedites) and push outs (for inventory control)

  • Daily Shortage root cause investigation and resolution

  • Partner closely with HQ / suppliers focusing on: Packaging needs, min/max planning. PCNs, as they relate to old/existing parts, materials replenishment planning, root-cause problem solving,

  • Supplier visits, as needed - internal and external

  • Manage Phase In / Phase Out (NPI) to minimize obsolete material

  • Support tool development for prediction of material issues


  • Bachelor’s degree in supply-chain, logistics or related field required

  • Minimum of 7 years of material, procurement or SCM experience required

  • Experience with Oracle based inventory management system

  • Six Sigma Belt is preferred.

  • Bilingual English and Korean preferred

LG Electronics, USA Inc.; LG Mobilecomm USA, Inc., LG Mobile Research USA LLC, and Zenith Electronics LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by state, federal, or local law. Further, the Company takes affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and employees are treated during employment without regard to any of these characteristics.