The Materials Manager is primarily responsible for the daily activities of the materials and purchasing functions. They will review purchasing decisions, orders, and vendor contracts. Oversees the correct material inventory levels and line stocking at point of use in a manufacturing environment and plans accordingly. Materials Manager position verifies the receipt of items and authorizes payment. This position reports to the General Manager; however, expect to be a resource to other department managers as needed to support the operations.
Maintain records of goods ordered and received
Lead implementation of Lean: 5s, Kanban, and JIT
Implement inventory control initiatives
Maintain efficient inventory levels
Assure material is available at point of use
Continually improve purchasing methods, inventory and drive down costs
Represent company in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers
Locate vendors of materials, equipment, or supplies and sources and determine product availability, terms of sales, lead times and pricing through interviews
Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for materials, supplies, services, and equipment at the most competitive price
Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying, selling, and distributing materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies
Interview and hire staff and oversee staff training
Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures
Participate in the development of specification of equipment, products, and substitute materials
Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability
Resolve vendor or contractor grievances and claims against suppliers
Manage and control the company’s external suppliers with particular emphasis on the purchase of materials, subassemblies, and finished parts for production
Identify new supplier and negotiate supply agreements where appropriate, including discount structures, volume rebates, and terms
Foster close working relationships with associates in Sales, Scheduling, Engineering, Production and Quality
Perform other job-related duties as assigned
Required Skills and Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Management or Purchasing
5 years of related experience (3 of which are in management)
APICS-CPIM Certification Preferred
Strong Knowledge of MRP Systems
Excellent knowledge of warehouse, material inventory control, material stocking and point of application, cycle counts, Kanban, and JIT
Strong manufacturing experience with the willingness to work out in the plant
Ability to quantify and explain purchasing savings
Computer proficiency, including Microsoft Products
Internal Number: 13350
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