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Materials Management Supervisor

Navistar International Corporation

Navistar International Corporation

People & HR, Operations
San Antonio, TX, USA · United States · San Antonio, TX, USA · United States
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
Position Overview

The Navistar San Antonio Manufacturing Plant is a benchmark facility that builds leading-edge commercial vehicles to meet the needs of today’s – and tomorrow’s – customers. By using proven engineering and leading technology and manufacturing principles, Navistar takes mobility and transport to a new level of impact. This facility has the flexibility to build Class 6-8 trucks along with Electric Vehicles that allow Navistar to add capacity to support anticipated industry growth. Using the Internet of Things (IoT) and connected manufacturing principles, Navistar's newest manufacturing facility will continue growing our market share gains, optimizing our supplier network and improving quality.

The Materials Management Supervisor role directs the development and implementation of activities in production area(s) to meet production goals, quality and cost objectives. Develops schedules and manpower requirements for assigned areas. Selects, develops, and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.


  • Supervise and manage a team to provide support in daily production needs.
  • Maintain and audit accurate inventory.
  • Develop and encourage the team in growing within their career.
  • Demonstrate problem solving resolution, root cause analysis and corrective action to resolve and prevent production interruptions.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures and material control systems.
  • May assist with the establishment and maintenance of inventory control system.
  • Develops and evaluates personnel to ensure efficiency of operation functions.
  • Allocates staffing and coverage, foresee production issues and diminish downtime.
  • Drive Safety improvements, behaviors and strong culture of safety in Supply Chain.
  • Communicate across multiple functions including General Assembly, Quality, Engineering and other production departments in manufacturing plant to ensure production goals are met.
  • Develops 5’s schedules and maintains 5’s in assigned stations.
  • Plan and schedule overtime based off of tasks and production needs.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 3 years of materials management or supply chain experience


  • Master’s degree
  • At least 1 year of materials management or supply chain experience


  • At least 5 years of materials management or supply chain experience

Additional Requirements

  • Qualified candidates, excluding current Navistar employees, must be legally authorized on an unrestricted basis (US Citizen, Legal Permanent Resident, Refugee or Asylee) to be employed in the United States. Navistar does not anticipate providing employment related work sponsorship for this position (e.g., H-1B status)

Desired Skills

  • Computer Skills - Proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and reporting tools. Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, and Teams
  • Analytical Skills – Critical thinking capability, ability to compare, contrast and quantify, and keen attention to detail, with a strong sense of urgency
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize daily business requirements
  • Firm understanding of manufacturing processes
  • Takes initiative, embraces challenge/change Projects self-confidence, communicates effectively at all levels
  • Coach, train and lead new processes
  • Flexible in working overtime to complete daily tasks and support production needs

Company Overview

Navistar, Inc. (“Navistar”) is a purpose-driven company, reimagining how to deliver what matters to create more cohesive relationships, build higher-performing teams and find solutions where others don’t.

Based in Lisle, Illinois, Navistar or its subsidiaries and affiliates produce International® brand commercial trucks and engines, IC Bus® brand school and commercial buses, all-makes OnCommand® Connection advanced connectivity services, and Fleetrite®, ReNEWeD® and Diamond Advantage® brand aftermarket parts.

With a history of innovation dating back to 1831, Navistar has more than 14,500 employees worldwide and is part of TRATON SE, a global champion of the truck and transport services industry. Additional information is available at www.Navistar.com.

Accelerating the Impact of Sustainable Mobility

Visit us at www.Navistar.com to discover more about our organization.

Navistar is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

If you are a qualified individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to access the online application system or participate in the interview process due to your disability, please email HRC@Navistar.com to request assistance. Kindly specify Job Requisition Number / Job Title and Location in response. Otherwise, your request may not be considered.