Transdev Materials Manager South San Francisco in South San Francisco, California


Compass Transportationisone of the most respected and reliable transportation companies in the San Francisco Bay Area. We are an integral component ofTransdev Corporation, the global leader in private transportation services with offices in 21 countries worldwide and proudly serving the needs of commuters, tourists, and the public. Our employees are the best in the business and are proud to work for a Global Leader in the Transportation sector.

The Materials Manager will lead the Technical Service group’s effort in providing the best value and timely supply of goods and services while controlling the costs and improving the efficiency of inventory.


  • Assist in the development and implementation of best practices and procedures to control and manage the supply of materials

  • Provide new location start ups with a determination of required materials, organization of parts room and implementation of corporate policies and procedures

  • Create and assist in the management of standard parts room configuration and process

  • Development and training of parts room personnel

  • Monitor inventory performance and trends

  • Create and manage a national warranty claims program

  • Create and manage a core program

  • Assist with the disposal of inventory

  • Implement inventory controls

  • Assist in determining the requirements and specifications of materials to be sourced

  • Perform audits on materials management processes

  • Implement Corporate established vendor agreements into the field

  • Monitor compliance to Corporate established vendor agreements

  • Analyze the internal needs for goods and services

  • Responsible for the sourcing and bidding of spare parts, tires and lubricants and other direct materials and services used by maintenance

  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment

  • Assist with RTA training and administrative work as required

  • Other duties as assigned


Education, Licensing, and Certifications:

  • College Degree in Finance/ Business or an appropriate combination of education and or a minimum of five years of work experience

Skills and Knowledge Required:

  • Strong analytical, organizational and communication skills

  • Working experience in the Maintenance and or Procurement fields would be beneficial.

  • Possess a high level of motivation with the ability to operate under minimal supervision and guidance.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Experience with constructing Excel Pivot tables from complex queries.

  • Experience in transportation is preferred.

  • Excellent team building and project management skills.

  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communications skills.

  • Must possess strong interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and understand problems and to determine the appropriate measures it takes to solve problems.

Travel Requirement - 5% for off-site location meetings, trade shows and conferences

Physical Requirements:

  • Work is generally done sitting at a desk, utilizing repetitive hand and wrist motion.

  • Lifting, stooping, pulling, and bending is required.

  • 90% of work is accomplished in doors and in air conditioned or well ventilated facilities.

  • 5% is done remotely using modems, laptops, e-mail and the Internet.

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The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions upon request.

Transdev is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes all qualified applicants. Applicants will receive fair and impartial consideration without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic data, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion or other legally protected status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

EEO is the Law Poster:

Drug free workplace

If based in the United States, applicants must be eligible to work in US without restrictions for any employer at any time; be able to pass a drug screen and background check

Requisition ID 2018-9134

Position Category Maintenance/Mechanics/Parts/Utility/Materials

Internal Code #TOD

Internal Reference 095

Internal Code 3 Ind2

Company/Division Transdev on Demand (TOD)