Materials Manager

Job Title: Materials Manager

Department: Operations

Reports to: VP of Operations

Job Class: Salary

Pay Rate: Dependent upon experience


Position Summary:

The Materials manager develop, leads and implements strategies to improve the efficiency of the material management function while focusing on cost, quality and on time delivery. Provides overall leadership for all material teams including purchasing, shipping / receiving and stock room across multiple sites.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manages team performance through metrics development, Tracking, annual reviews, recommendation for hire and disciplinary actions.
  • Manage inventory levels, accuracy, safety stocks and cycle counting.
  • Coach, mentor and develop team using strong interpersonal skills.
  • Leads cross functional teams including procurement, quality, engineering to identify, qualify and develop new suppliers
  • Develop and implement purchasing processes, strategies, and systems to achieve long-term and short-term business objectives in cost, quality, and on-time delivery.
  • Monitor and track supplier performance through Quality, OTD (On-Time Delivery) and Lead Time adherence. Ensure effective corrective action plans are implemented when needed. Participate in quarterly business reviews with key suppliers
  • Develop systems and tools as needed to support shipment of finished goods ensuring all customer requirements for method of shipment, packaging, labeling, etc. are achieved.
  • Drives improvements for material management, obsolete and excess inventory, material shortages, material storage, etc. Develop and track metrics as needed.
  • Work closely with Planning and Production Managers to tracks metrics for production releases and other factors that affect scheduling and material flow.
  • Establish strategic relationships with key suppliers to ensure alignments are in place to meet the company‚Äôs needs.
  • Participates in cross functional teams for operational decisions, MRB/CAR actions, etc.


  • Materials Management Team including
    • Purchasing Team
    • Receiving Personnel
    • Stock room / kitting personnel
    • Shipping Personnel

Knowledge, skills, & Abilities:

  • Customer service oriented
  • Experienced proven leader who leads by example and motivates people to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
  • Must be able to communicate and work effectively with all levels of the organization, from entry level to senior management, various suppliers and overseas sites
  • Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
  • Experience working with and understanding contracts and purchasing procedures
  • Good analytical problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to multi-task efficiently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel, Word and Power point skills.

Education, Experience, & Training:

  • Broad knowledge of procurement, materials management,
  • BA/BS degree In Finance, Supply Chain Management, Business or Technical Field with equivalent experience.
  • 10+ years of purchasing and materials management experience
  • Five or more years of experience in Procurement/Purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of Materials Resource Planning (MRP/ERP) systems
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management required

Physical Requirements & Working Environment:

  • Minimal travel required (< 5%)
  • Ability to sit and stand for extended periods of time.
  • Work in an office environment.
  • Minimal lifting requirements.

SPECIAL NOTE:The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of job duties and responsibilities required of the position.  Employees may be asked to perform other job-related duties or tasks that are not specifically identified in this job description.   Acceptance of employment based on this job description in part or whole does not create an employment contract implied or otherwise.

Job Title: Materials Manager
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Orlando. FL

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