Materials Manager

Location: Iowa City, IA
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $100,000.00 - $120,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 2/8/2018
Job ID: 02559778
Job Description
Materials Manager
For Immediate Consideration Contact: Gary Elias –:
SALARY: 100,000 – 120,000
DEGREE: Bachelor’s Degree Required
JOB TITLE: Materials Manager
  • The Plant Materials Manager manages all material functions for the flow of materials, from supplier through production to customer, ensuring maximum customer service, minimum inventory investment, minimum transportation costs and efficient plant operations.
  • They will direct and coordinate the application, implementation, and activities of the Company’s ERP system to maximize its utilization across functional areas.
  • Plant Materials Manager Responsibilities:
    • Oversee the material flow process.
    • Establish and maintain supplier release procedure and supplier banking requirements to ensure an uninterrupted supply of raw materials to meet production requirements.
    • Drive continuous improvement through involvement with Lean Manufacturing projects.
    • Establish and monitor finished goods inventory levels to ensure on-time compliance to customer release requirements while minimizing carrying and premium freight costs.
    • Review department/plant measurables (customer delivery, supplier delivery, premium freight and inventory) and establish corrective measures for performance adherence.
    • Proactively work with customers to resolve issues (racks, shipments, past due, etc.) related to materials.
    • Ensure customer requirements are met on a continual basis.
    • Provide leadership to subordinates for individual and group development.
    • Develops internal planning (transportation, run sizes, inventory balances, etc.) for new and existing product.
    • Review cost improvement ideas and manage implementation, such as transportation costs, warehouse costs, etc.
    • Responsible for the following budgets: headcount, transportation, overtime, direct and indirect inventory.
    • Establish goals and objectives with plant staff.
    • Standardize and follow best practices with all Materials/Logistics.
    • Communicate cost savings initiatives and assign support for defined projects.
    • Manage supplier relationships to ensure delivery and quality requirements are met.
    • Establish inventory management, shipping, receiving, production control, and material management procedures.
  • Bachelor’s degree (BS or BA).
  • Previous scheduling, shipping/receiving, purchasing and inventory experience.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills.
  • Strong proficiency with computer skills especially ERP systems.
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Gary Elias – Elias Associates, Inc.
12 Labaw Dr
Cranbury, NJ 08512
For Immediate Consideration Contact: Gary Elias: