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Scope Recruitment 26/04/2018
Position: Location: Sector:
Materials Manager
Riverside , CA Huntsville 3001 9th Ave SW Alabama 35805


  • The Materials Manager oversees and manages the purchasing of all materials, tools and parts utilized in the manufacturing process for the facility.


  • Ensure that both production and non-production related materials and parts are on hand to eliminate production delays.
  • Maintain cost reviews and act accordingly when issues arise.
  • Ensure raw material receiving is complete and transactions are completed timely and accurately.
  • Oversee MRO purchasing.
  • Manage all traffic responsibilities as it relates to incoming chassis and dispatching finished product.
  • Approve any necessary bills from drive-away companies.
  • Maintain and ensure that budgets are met for their respective areas including MRO, scrap, cycle count, substitution, etc.
  • Maintain part/location masters.
  • Manage the procurement of both direct and indirect material for the support of a manufacturing plan via a MPS/MRP system.  Ensures that the functional department is adhering to ISO guidelines, Corporate and SOX policies.
  • Manage the production scheduling to maximize on-time delivery, productivity, inventory turns, gross profit, etc...  Additionally, this includes collaborating with individuals within all levels of the company to plan, set, and support a Sales and Operations production plan.
  • Aggressively ensures that both direct and indirect material is available to eliminate production delays.  This includes the planning, storage, and control of raw material, MRO, capital expenditures, customer supplied items, etc., utilizing lean and JIT philosophies.
  • Administers accurate physical inventory stores vs. perpetual inventory balances (including customer supplied materials).  This includes utilizing a cycle count system and other methods to ascertain/manage inventory accuracy; identifying root cause for inaccuracies and establishing corrective actions/plans to eliminate future issues.
  • Manages logistics for both inbound and outbound deliveries.  This involves working with a 3rd party logistics company to manage inbound and outbound freight scheduling, cost reduction/avoidance, etc.
  • Manages the Traffic department which coordinates the receiving of customer supplied material (chassis) and dispatching and/or shipping of finished goods.
  • Manages materials related budgets that include material: scrap, substitution, cycle count, obsolesce, etc.; continually driving efforts to reduce costs and risks.
  • Manage the supply chain for MRP items that are required for internal distribution to regional facilities (DRP).
  • Collaborate with Commodities Managers to manage LCC (Low Cost Country) forecasts as well as purchase order maintenance.  Provides top suppliers with short term MRP driven forecasts. 
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • BS/BA degree in business or related field and at least 5 years’ experience or Master’s degree with at least 2 years’ experience.
  • APICS certification
  • Understanding of all functional aspects of the supply chain in discrete manufacturing environment.
  • Advanced knowledge of MPS/MRP systems.  AS/400 experience a plus.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical skills.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Excel.

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