Materials Manager

Confidential Company  •  Montpelier, VT

Less than 5 years experience  •  Manufacturing / Plastics

$80K - $100K
Posted on 12/11/17 by Peter Ansara
Montpelier, VT
Less than 5 years experience
Manufacturing / Plastics
$80K - $100K
Posted on 12/11/17 by Peter Ansara

JOB TITLE: Materials Manager

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager


The Materials Manager is responsible for the Materials, Purchasing, Warehouse/Inventory Control, Material Handling, and Scheduling functions for the  manufacturing facility.


  • Use MRP reports and “pull” inventory concepts to plan and manage raw material, WIP, and finished goods inventory levels, establish production requirements, and oversee scheduling of molding and secondary operations, .
  • Oversee the procurement process, ensuring proper inventory loads, process compliance and pricing.
  • Produce schedules necessary for all manufacturing operations, facilitating flow materials.
  • Oversee material handling and raw material, finished goods warehouse functions.
  • Using “pull” concepts, maintain inventory at optimal levels
  • Perform cycle counts and annual physical inventory for raw materials and finished goods. Periodically review inventory obsolescence.
  • Provide Plant Manager with specified month end inventory, variance, and premium freight reports.
  • Investigate RM and FG inventory level discrepancies when needed.
  • Perform Bill of Material and internal ISO audits
  • Spearhead Corrective Actions on any supplier rejected/non-conforming product.
  • Supervise the Buyer/Backup Scheduler, Receiving Clerk and Scheduler.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain Management (or related discipline) and/or APICS certification preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ materials management/supply chain and scheduling experience in a manufacturing environment required.
  • Strong understanding of pull inventory management concepts and experience using ERP/MRP planning systems.
  • Ability to apply strong planning, organizational and leadership skills in a hands-on, fast-paced environment.
  • Experience in purchasing required.
  • Problem solving methodology desired.
  • Computer literate with MRP system/software experience required.
  • Must be US Citizen or Perm Resident
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