Materials Manager

Location: Portage, WI
Job Type: Direct Hire
Salary: $70,000.00 - $85,000.00
Degree: Bachelor;
Date: 11/3/2017
Job ID: 02528009
Job Description
Our client is a growing manufacturer of plastic components for U.S. Original Equipment Manufacturers. They are in need of a Materials Manager.  This position will be responsible for planning, organizing and supervising the purchasing of all production raw materials and MRO supplies.  There will be up to $25 million in annual purchasing of raw materials and supplies. This position is open due to an upcoming retirement.
Must have background in ordering plastics materials. 

  • Responsible for purchasing of all production raw materials and MRO supplies.
  • Negotiating prices and ensuring delivery dates of all materials.
  • Maintaining an approved vendor list.
  • Performing supplier visits and audits.
  • Sourcing new suppliers of materials and working with manufacturing/engineering/sales to qualify the new sources. 
  • Managing reports such as:  MRP, purchasing status, expediting and the manufacturing schedule. 
  • Making sure that materials are on time and meet production requirements.
  • Supervision of 1 report. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or Engineering or related field is required. 
  • 5 years of experience in purchasing in a manufacturing environment is required.
  • Any experience purchasing plastics is a plus. 
  • Prior experience supervising, training, team building or problem solving is a plus. 
  • Experience with negotiating of large contracts is a plus.
  • Strong organizational, analytical, and communication skills.