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Materials Management Superintendent


Red Dog, AK, US

Closing Date: July 20, 2020

Reporting to the General Manager, the Materials Management Superintendent directs materials management activities to provide effective purchasing, warehousing, inventory control, and materials transportation.


  • Be a courageous safety leader, adhere to and sponsor safety and environmental rules and procedures
  • Ensure all items are purchased considering price, quality, service, terms and delivery schedules.
  • Ensure equipment, materials, and supplies are purchased and delivered in time to make the most economical use of sealift.
  • Ensure that purchase terms & conditions and warranties are maintained on all contracts and major purchases to protect the Company’s assets.
  • Negotiate all major contracts and assist management in negotiating special contracts, ensuring that the Company’s interests are protected and adherence to company policies are followed.
  • Advise and engage our business partner early and regularly regarding upcoming contracts for the performance of services and invite them to provide proposals. Work with our business partner to ensure the performance of services is competitive in terms of cost, quality, and time of performance with other proposals or the market. 
  • Ensure the Red Dog Contracting Procedures Manual is adhered to.
  • Explore markets for alternative sources of supply, providing the lowest TCO along with improving the quality of products and services.
  • Liaise with Finance and Legal departments to ensure that purchases meet tax laws and other legal and regulatory requirements.
  • Provide efficient, quality support services to Operations.
  • Ensure a capable, well-trained staff that effectively meets the organization’s requirements by training, developing and evaluating performance of employees.
  • Maintain close working relationships with mine, mill and maintenance staff to determine the operational needs, while monitoring the effectiveness of services provided.
  • Coordinate the preparation of the annual Materials Management budget, monitor expenses, and explain variances.
  • Ensure that the Materials Management and related operations follow all environmental regulations.
  • Other related duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain Management or relevant field. In lieu of a four-year degree, ten years of proven management with an equivalent combination of relative work experience is required
  • A minimum of 10 years' experience in Supply Chain Management
  • Experience in contact management including working with indigenous companies
  • Proven managerial experience in fly-in, fly-out remote site mining work environments
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of supply chain and inventory management processes
  • Advanced knowledge of forecasting and budgeting processes

Red Dog is a drug/alcohol free work place and provides competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits program.  Employment is conditional upon passing a background check, physical examination and drug/alcohol tests. Excellent benefits including:  medical, dental, life, AD&D and long term disability insurance, paid sick leave, vacation days and 401k.  Red Dog currently offers a 2x2 (two weeks on & two week off) an even schedule to provide a better work-life balance to our employees. 

At Teck, we value diversity. Our teams work collaboratively and respect each person’s unique perspective and contribution.

Qualified applicants interested in joining a dynamic team are encouraged to submit a resume and cover letter electronically.

We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for the position; however, only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

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Teck is a diversified resource company committed to responsible mining and mineral development with major business units focused on copper, steelmaking coal, zinc and energy. Headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, its shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbols TECK.A and TECK.B and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TECK.

The pursuit of sustainability guides Teck’s approach to business. Teck is building partnerships and capacity to confront sustainability challenges within the regions in which it operates and at the global level. In 2019, Teck was named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI) for the tenth straight year, indicating that Teck’s sustainability practices rank in the top 10 per cent of the world’s 2,500 largest public companies in the S&P Global Broad Market Index.

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We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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