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Exide Technologies Production Control Manager in Fort Smith, Arkansas


Responsible for the production planning, purchasing, shipping, receiving and scrap recycle processes necessary to meet business goals and to support continuous improvements throughout facility processes.

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To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, scheduling and distributing materials and supplies.

  • Supervise the location and viability of material and supply vendors based on their ability to supply availability and terms of sales.

  • Regulate the adherence to and the development and implementation of purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

  • Represent the company in support of contract negotiations and formulating policies with suppliers.

  • Supervise the scheduling functions using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) to calculate the materials required to supply the plant.

  • Develop production capacity models to ensure service support rates and inventory targets are met.

  • Requisition and maintain inventories of materials, parts or supplies necessary to meet production demands.

  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.

  • Develop and maintain a cycle count program to ensure inventory accuracy to established accuracy rates.

  • Initiate and coordinate inventory and cost control programs.

  • Participate in the development of specifications for products and the materials that go into their manufacture.

  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.

  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers.

  • Review processing schedules and production orders to make decisions concerning inventory requirements, work procedures, or duty assignments, considering budgetary limitations and time constraints.

  • Revise production schedules when required due to design changes, material shortages, backlogs, or other interruptions, collaborating with management, marketing, sales, production, or engineering.

  • Confer with establishment personnel, vendors, and customers to coordinate production and shipping activities to resolve complaints or eliminate delays.

  • Regular attendance is required in order to give sufficient support to the plant-wide team.

  • While performing the duties of this job the individual is occasionally required to vary their work schedule.


Education, Experience, Certifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of purchasing and scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • Ten years of experience in the purchasing and scheduling field working with vendors, customers, management, marketing, sales, production, and engineering towards continuous improvement efforts and projects at the site level.

  • Proven leadership experience with significant and verifiable results.

  • Must have experience with industrial hygiene practices and related equipment, as well as be able to assist with maintenance of the equipment.

  • Experience with developing and deploying safety programs at a plant level.

  • Heavy industrial experience an added advantage.

Competencies, Skills, Knowledge:

  • Ability to work in a team environment.

  • Working knowledge of Excel and Microsoft Word.

  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Suite products, specifically Excel, PowerPoint, Word and Outlook.

  • Effective coaching and mentoring skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to give and share information to/with co-workers, customers and production management in order to achieve optimum plant performance.

  • Active listening: giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

  • Critical thinking: using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

  • Speaking: talking to others to convey information effectively.

  • Negotiation: bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.

  • Persuasion: persuading others to change their minds or behavior.

  • Social perceptiveness: being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Time management: managing one's own time and the time of others.

  • Judgment and decision making: considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Demands:

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly required to sit; stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear.

  • Individual is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

  • Ability to occasionally lift a minimum 25lbs and 26 to 150lbs with assistance of equipment

  • Regular use of safety glasses and steel-toed shoes. Limited use of respirator. Vision requirements: close vision.

Work Environment:

  • While performing the duties of this job, individual is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and fumes or airborne particles

  • Individual occasionally exposed to precarious places; toxic or caustic chemicals and risk of electrical shock

  • Noise level is minimal to loud

  • Regular work in a lead contaminated area and must wear a uniform and safety shoes in that area to prevent the tracking and / or possible lead contamination of other clean areas or outside or the regulated areas


EEO Statement

Exide Technologies is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

About Exide

Exide Technologies (www.exide.com) is a global provider of stored electrical-energy solutions for the transportation and industrial markets. Exide’s 130 years of technology innovation combined with operations in more than 80 countries enables the company to deliver compelling solutions for the world’s current and future power needs. Exide produces and recycles a broad range of products, serving the Transportation, Industrial Network Power and Motive Power market segments with battery and energy storage systems and specialty applications for a broad range of industries including: agricultural, automotive, electric, light and heavy-duty truck, marine, materials handling, military, mining, powersport, railroad, security, telecommunications, utility and uninterruptible power supply (UPS), among others. Exide is Powering the World Forward - history and scale combined with a start-up mentality make Exide the right choice for customers who want more than simply a battery supplier.

Job Locations AR-Fort Smith

Requisition ID 2020-2651

Category Supply Chain/Logistics

Position Type Regular Full-Time

Address 4115 So. Zero Street

Postal Code 72908