Teledyne Technologies

Materials Manager

Job Locations US-CA-Hawthorne
Requisition ID
Company Name
Teledyne Relays
1st Shift - Morning
Citizenship/Visa Requirement
US Citizen/US National/Perm Resident/ Asylee/Refugee

Company Overview

Teledyne Relays (a business unit of Teledyne Defense Electronics, LLC), is a manufacturer of Electromechanical Relays, Solid State Relays, Power Controllers, RF COAX Switches and RF Matrix switching systems. The primary manufacturing facilities are located in the United States. We are a vertically orientated manufacturing and design company with major operations in Southern California.

Teledyne Relays’ mission, vision, and value statements have never really changed in principle since 1963. Dedication to every employee and client’s success; Innovation that matters - for our company and for the world; Trust and personal responsibility in all relationships – Teledyne Relays is EveryWhereYouLook!

Position Summary and Responsibilities


We are looking for an experienced Supply Chain Materials Manager to lead and implement strategic Purchasing initiatives, sustain inventory control level, implement material planning strategies within the Planning Teams, and build efficiencies into the shipping-import/export functions within our organization.

Experience in Lean and Quality Improvement Tools to assist the Teams with process improvements through problem solving to maintain correct inventory controls and the adequate flow of materials for manufacturing and our customers.  Implementing Material Buffer Strategies across both Purchasing and Planning to mitigate risk of run-out for raw materials or finished goods due to uncertainties in supply or demand.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Directs production and inventory control, shipping and receiving, and materials storage.
  • Directs production planning and scheduling based on sales forecasts.
  • Maintains inventory levels to ensure deliveries occur within customer timelines.
  • Maintains and ensures accuracy of the perpetual inventory system.
  • Ensure supplies and materials are sourced and purchased according to specifications
  • Directs purchasing department to schedule delivery of materials, supplies, and equipment to ensure continuous operations while meeting inventory targets.
  • Identifies and address Supply Chain risks and opportunities, maintaining fostering strong relationships with key suppliers.
  • Identifies opportunities to reduce transportation costs and charges.
  • Manages and monitors storage of purchased parts, sub-assemblies and finished goods.
  • Pursues new ways to improve the efficiency of organization. Develops, plans, and administers procedures.  Recommends changes to unit or sub-unit policies. Coordinates, develops and implements standard operating procedures for functional area
  • Develop Metrics and Reports to ensure process control for key process are in place within Purchasing and Planning
  • Determines work schedules and overtime (if applicable) and allocation of resources and equipment according to material schedules. Resolves problems as they occur.
  • Conducts performance evaluations that are timely and constructive.
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees as needed and in accordance with company policy.
  • Ensures working environment is clean, organized and safe for employees at all times. Understands and ensures staff complies with all safety and environmental policies and practices.


  • BA or BS in Business Administration or relevant field from four-year college or university
  • 2-5 years of directly related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Experience or Certified in Lean and Quality Tools Certification - Yellow or Green Belt.
  • Ability to lead and coach team members
  • Familiarity with manufacturing supply chain and inventory management systems
  • Understanding of forecasting and budgeting
  • Ability to solve problems swiftly and identify process improvements to stabilize the process
  • Working knowledge of Infor XA/ERP System  
  • Excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability and willingness to travel: 10%

Must be a US Person/Citizen

Teledyne is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race,color,religion,religious creed,gender,sexual orientation,gender identity,gender expression,transgender,pregnancy,marital status,national origin,ancestry,citizenship status,age,disability,protected Veteran Status,genetics or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal,state,or local law. If you need assistance or an accommodation while seeking employment,please email or call (855)479-1480. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only those inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will receive a response.


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