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$55,000.00 / Year | Full Time | On-Site

Date: 06/14/24


Trossen Robotics, located in Downers Grove, IL, is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented Materials Supervisor to join our dynamic team. As a leading provider of robotics components and solutions, Trossen Robotics is committed to innovation and excellence in the robotics industry. This position reports directly to the Operations Manager and plays a critical role in ensuring smooth and efficient operations through effective material planning and supply chain management.

Trossen is a rapidly growing robotics company and we are looking for people who love to make order from chaos so our production facility runs at peak efficiency and we deliver the best technical products possible to bleeding edge researchers. We are a buzz of excited activity making robots in partnership with the top labs in the world working on cutting edge machine learning and AI research. The demand for our products is overwhelming and we need more energetic and talented people to join the team and grow with the company.

Key Responsibilities:

Material Requirement Planning (MRP):

  • Utilize Order Time web-based platform and Excel to generate accurate material forecasts based on production schedules, sales orders, and inventory levels.

  • Coordinate with production, purchasing, and logistics teams to ensure timely availability of materials to meet production requirements.


Inventory Management:

  • Monitor inventory levels using Access and implement strategies to optimize inventory turns while minimizing excess and obsolete inventory.

  • Conduct regular inventory analysis using Excel and Power BI, collaborating with stakeholders to identify and resolve inventory discrepancies.

  • Supplier Relationship Management:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with suppliers using Google platforms to ensure on-time delivery of quality materials.

  • Negotiate pricing, terms, and contracts with suppliers to achieve cost savings and maintain favorable supplier relationships.

Production Support:

  • Work closely with production planners and engineers to support production schedules and resolve material-related issues promptly.

  • Provide input on material availability and lead times for new product introductions and engineering changes.


Shipping & Logistics:

  • Manage inbound and outbound shipments

  • Responsible for BOL input

  • Customer support related to order logistics

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify opportunities for process improvements within the supply chain and implement best practices to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.

  • Utilize Power BI for data visualization and analysis to drive supply chain initiatives and support business growth objectives.




  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Business Administration, or related field.

  • Proven experience in material planning, supply chain management, or procurement within a manufacturing or robotics industry preferred.

  • Proficiency in Ordertime web-based platform, Access, Excel, Power BI, and Google platforms.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills with the ability to collaborate effectively across departments and with external suppliers.

  • Detail-oriented with a proactive approach to problem-solving and a commitment to meeting deadlines.

Do you have an Associates degree or higher?
How many years experience do you have with Excel?
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