Materials Manager Job Description

Materials Manager Job Description

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Materials manager provides support and work process development related to systems like Smart Materials, and SAP initiatives impacting Sourcing (such as system enhancements, upgrades, acquisitions, divestitures, etc.).

Materials Manager Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective materials manager job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included materials manager job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Kitting to individual shop orders in SAP (Sourcing, milk run)
Participate in continuous improvements events and activities
Direct top-level material management improvement plans that encompass both site operations and the supply base
Challenge the status quo by developing, revising, and implementing processes that promote material management system standardization and continuous improvement
Lead, manage and develop the workforce & activities of the Receiving and Shipping departments driving safe, efficient, sanitary operations
Establish, document & ensure training of ongoing & new procedures
Ensure all quality procedures are in place and executed including GMP’s, material traceability and hold/release process
Work closely with suppliers to ensure they are meeting contractual obligations while maintaining continuity of supplies to the facility to meet the changing requirements
Works with Site Maintenance to ensure mechanical/infrastructure equipment is maintained under proper repair and preventative maintenance plan is developed
Ensure production schedules are effective from both an inventory and production efficiency perspective

Materials Manager Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Materials Manager

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: APICS, CPIM, CPM, CSCP, ERP, MRPII, JIT, ISO, APIC, MRP

Education for Materials Manager

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the materials manager job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Business, Management, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Manufacturing, Education, Business/Administration, MBA, Finance, Technical

Skills for Materials Manager

Desired skills for materials manager include:

SMART system and Meditech beneficial
SMART procurement system and Meditech software is beneficial
Healthcare industry
MRP systems
Health and safety standards and compliance
OTD goals and objectives needed

Desired experience for materials manager includes:

Responsible for all traffic management for the site all material handling functions (inventory accuracy, shipment quality, material handling within operations)
Responsible for the Tulsa plant’s production scheduling, master scheduling, and Engineering Change Notice tracking
Coordinate the build schedule with corporate planning and develop optimal operational plans that incorporate manufacturing constraints
Work with manufacturing and other teams to optimize total cost by manipulating the schedule to maintain finished goods inventory targets
Lead system development including Schedule Constraint System and Broadcast Systems
Report to plant leadership on production status and identify countermeasures

Materials Manager Examples


Materials Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of materials manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for materials manager
  • Managing and directing global, strategic demand and inventory plans
  • Working on first shift, however, may require occasional schedule flexibility
  • Create and execute Milgard Performance System (MPS) objectives
  • Incorporates Milgard's belief and values into day-to-day activities and behaviors
  • Manage the overall production planning/scheduling function for the facility, in conjunction with the operations group
  • May negotiate and set up new vendors, as necessary
  • Coordinates and participates in biannual inventory
  • Processes accounts payable, matching billing to invoices, coding and processing in conjunction with the business office manager
  • Implements safety measures, practices universal precautions and infection control measures and participates in drills
  • Oversee all facility material management activities for assigned Ambulatory Surgery Centers
Qualifications for materials manager
  • Physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job
  • Advanced knowledge of materials management strategies, lean manufacturing system design and shop floor management execution
  • Advanced knowledge of continuous improvement principles
  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree within Business, Engineering or related discipline (Operations, Logistics)
  • Ability to act as a resource to BGM team members with regard to policies, legislation, principles of the Employee’s charter
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Excel, Word)

Materials Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of materials manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for materials manager
  • Identification and communication of issues and/or problems that potentially could adversely affect production and attainment of schedules
  • Monitor and communicate all changes that may impact cost and schedules
  • Works with Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing and Purchasing as required to develop the forecast and inventory plan for future business
  • Management of the Department resources to achieve strategic objectives routine activities
  • Work closely with manufacturing, project managers, engineering, PSI, and sales other areas in the general supply chain including sourcing to drive supply chain performance by improving supplier lead times, and reducing component and assembly inventory levels
  • Develop, execute, and drive on Time Delivery, Inventory Turns, and Inventory Control, adherence to Production Plan, Cost Improvements and Employee Development
  • Support or may establish material departmental budgets
  • Establishes and maintain appropriate systems & processes to ensure honest, fair, legally correct and ethical work environment
  • Cross Functionally manage & develop purchasing, scheduling, and logistics
  • Pro-actively identify and implement opportunities to achieve PPV and other cost savings
Qualifications for materials manager
  • PC skills – demonstrates proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, especially EXCEL and others as required, such as SMART, SCRUBS
  • Bachelor’s degree in business or engineering discipline preferred (MBA desirable)
  • Bachelor's degree with a concentration in Logistics, Production Planning or Sales
  • Bachelors level degree is highly preferred
  • Superior process, analytical and problem solving skills - apply / execute formal techniques
  • Minimum (1) year of experience in a medical office setting highly preferred

Materials Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a materials manager. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for materials manager
  • Development and improvement of the flow of material and the control of WIP
  • Assure inventory and service goals are met and drive the result of zero customer
  • Develops and maintains accurate disposal cost information
  • May supervise lab personnel
  • Evaluate and resolve problems that may need advice of supervisor
  • Monitor and assure that all material handlers are properly trained and certified to do their jobs in a safe, effective and efficient manner
  • Or exceeds our expectations
  • Provides visible leadership and guidance to all warehouse staff in order to foster continuous improvements and best practices
  • Maintain data accuracy in areas such as attendance, quality and High 5 metrics identify and implement any corrective actions
  • Generate warehouse reports
Qualifications for materials manager
  • Must be able to get certified in forklift and other powered vehicles
  • MRP / Kanban experience (ERP-LX preferred)
  • 2 - 5 years’ experience in a Material Manager position
  • Previous construction experience required
  • Always maintain a professional appearance
  • Consistently provide excellence in Customer Service

Materials Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for a materials manager. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for materials manager
  • Maintains management support to manufacturing scheduling teams
  • Manages and monitors group KPI’s
  • Participates during design and development of new products, ensuring Supply Chain capability and capacity
  • Develops and improves processes, tools, and methodologies to maximize facility planning and staff capabilities
  • Participates in ERP/Supply Chain Planning system integration
  • Maintains on-going communications and participates in cross-functional managerial team meetings
  • Analyzes material cost variances, identifies root causes of discrepancies and provides effective corrective action
  • Develops/maintains a computerized supply chain and project management systems
  • Interfaces and coordinates between manufacturing, engineering, finance and suppliers regarding component and schedule requirements and changes
  • Leads/participates in cost reduction, process improvement, and quality improvement teams
Qualifications for materials manager
  • Exceptional negotiating and communication skills
  • Highly responsive, attentive to detail, comfortable in a "hands-on" environment
  • Computer skills a must (Microsoft suite of Office products, with advanced knowledge of MS Excel) Knowledge will be tested prior to hire
  • Must be able to pass a credit and criminal background check
  • This is a great position for someone who loves challenges and a chance to learn an exciting business
  • 3+ years of experience in procurement for manufacturing site(s)

Materials Manager Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a materials manager. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for materials manager
  • Work to continually reduce the stagnation of material
  • Manage inbound shipments
  • Responsible for coordinating all aspects of material schedules and delivering parts for operations
  • Supervise the activities of employees relating to the on time release of job orders and expediting the flow of material and parts, while concurrently creating production schedules that prioritize job-orders to achieve production optimization
  • Create, maintain, and execute material strategies to manage inventory and control excess
  • Coach, lead, and develop team leads and members to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met
  • Collaborate with production personnel to resolve problems affecting production schedules
  • Responsible for maintaining and executing MRP/production schedules and related outputs
  • Direct and prioritize continuous improvement initiatives to improve overall process, including the use of Goal Deployment
  • Ensure that the key controls required to achieve compliance to Sarbanes Oxley are monitored and adhered to
Qualifications for materials manager
  • Ability to quickly learn vendor product and customer program information
  • Strong relationship building, communication, accountability and follow-up skills mandatory
  • A high level of personal integrity (self-esteem, confidence, and respect) are necessary qualities
  • Experience utilizing ERP systems
  • Capable of working well with all levels of people (executives plant employees) in a small, fast paced, hands-on, environment
  • BA or BS in business administration, technology, science, operations or related field

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