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Materials Manager

The Materials Manager oversees a company’s inventory and purchasing operations. He/She collaborates with engineers and designers to determine the materials needed to complete manufacturing or construction projects according to specifications, research vendors for those materials, then order them.


Key Responsibilities

  • Researches potential vendors and negotiates prices.
  • Directs production and inventory control, shipping and receiving, and materials storage.
  • Purchases supplies and materials according to specifications
  • Works with management to identify supply needs.
  • Directs production planning and scheduling based on sales forecasts.
  • Recommends solutions to existing processes to reduce waste and increase quantity.
  • Negotiates purchasing agreements with vendors
  • Records and assesses all materials quality, movement, and expenditure.
  • Maintains inventory levels to ensure projects finish on deadline
  • Manages and monitors storage of purchased parts and finished goods.
  • Oversees distribution of supplies in the organization


Job Requirements/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Supply Chain or other related field
  • Proven work experience as Materials Manager or similar roles
  • Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) forklift certification is an advantage.
  • Advanced knowledge of forecasting and budgeting processes.
  • Solid understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems.


Skills needed for this role

The Materials Manager must have in-depth knowledge of supply chain and inventory management systems and must have hands-on experience with forecasting and budgeting. Having excellent organization and time-management skills are also essential for this role.


Career Level

1-4 Years Experienced Employee


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