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Materials Manager


Job Summary

To manage the materials function relating to the planning, sourcing, procurement, controlling, and 
distribution of materials and products to meet company objectives and customer requirements.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Manages all material functions.
  • Sourcing of new materials and suppliers.
  • Production control and scheduling.
  • Manage the transportation, shipping, receiving and warehouse functions.
  • Supports APS and cost reduction programs.
  • Responsible for management of "initial flow" or start-up process for new products.
  • Maintain systems and procedures to support the organizational structure and operational responsibilities to achieve company goals and objectives.
  • The Materials Department will notify the Plant Manager of missed shipments, track premium shipments, and coordinate communications to ascertain the reason for the missed shipment and determine the resolution.
  • Any discrepancy will be communicated to customer immediately. 
  • Provides information and strategies for inventory turns, premium freight, and continual improvement projects. 
  • Oversees delivery issues relevant to labeling, EDI, and delivery performance. 
  • Assesses training needs of those associates within his/her area of responsibility. 
  • Tracking the accuracy of delivery performance and objective evaluation of on time shipments.


Qualifications and Skills

  • High School Diploma or GED required. Related four year degree preferred.  Minimum of five years materials experience with at least two years at materials management level.
  • Knowledge of purchasing and inventory control systems and methods.
  • Working knowledge of P.C. and mainframe systems and applications in materials areas.
  • Proficient oral and written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of P.C. applications.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Strong technical knowledge of Quality Systems Management.
  • Microsoft Office Knowledge

Benefits and Perks

  • Benefits: Health care, paid time off, 401(K) plans, and tuition reimbursement.
  • Perks: Corporate discounts and discounted gym memberships.
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