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Materials Manager
Mcalester, OK

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Materials Manager

Responsible for supervising staff that manage the flow of supplies for the manufacturing process for assigned products. Manages the process for scheduling, production control and shipping finished goods to customers and provides training in E1 material functions and materials management. 


  • Coordinates and negotiates with vendors for price and procurement.  
  • Organizes and supervises the material flow for job picking, staging, shipping and receiving of all materials.  
  • Supervises the work of the plant buyers 
  • Manages records of all stock and inventory. 
  • Maintains the standard and quality of goods and materials through purchasing and inventory control. 
  • Conducts market survey and analysis of material cost and prices and works with the Commodity Manager(s) to maintain favorable cost positions and mitigate risk.  
  • Plans and prepares the budget for shipping and receiving and procuring materials. Develops procurement plans and assesses the transporting and carting of materials.  
  • Prepares assessment reports on the availability, price, market survey, and supply of materials.  
  • Oversees daily inventory activities to ensure compliance with all company and regulatory agency policies and procedures.  
  • Schedules all work assignments to direct the processes of shipping, receiving, inventory control, and similar functions for the flow of materials in the plant. 
  • Monitors scheduled assignments and reassigns tasks as necessary. 
  • Develops and conducts inventory-specific training programs. 
  • Manages the equipment maintenance. 
  • Supervises and directs the work of the material handlers. 
  • Confers with supervisors of other departments to coordinate the flow of materials or products. 
  • Leads and participates in the Continuous Improvement and Lead initiatives within the materials department. 
  • Performs other related duties as required or assigned. 


Skills and Abilities:
  • Effectively communicates information and responds to questions in person-to-person and small group situations with customers, clients, the general public, and other employees of the organization.  
  • Maintains confidentiality and uses discretion with business information. 
  • Reads and understands documents such as policy manuals, safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. 
  • Writes routine reports and correspondence. 
  • Adds, subtracts, multiplies, and divides numbers (using currency and other forms of measurement). 
  • Utilizes common-sense understanding in order to carry out written, oral, or diagrammed instructions. 
  • Deals with problems involving several known variables in situations of routine nature. 
  • Plans the time, method, manner, and/or performance sequence of own work; may also occasionally assist in planning work assignments performed by others within a limited area of operation. 
  • Frequently makes decisions of both minor and major importance, which may affect the work operations of other employees and/or clientele to a moderate degree. 
  • Completes some moderately repetitive tasks. 
  • Uses noncomplex machines and equipment (adding machines, calculators, copy/fax machines, etc.). 
Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, operational management, or a related field (required). 
  • Seven to ten years of relevant education or experience in Production/Inventory control, logistics, or a related field (required). 
  • ERP system experience is required 
  • JD Edwards experience is preferred 
Computer Skills:
  • Intermediate: Alphanumeric data entry, spreadsheet. 
  • Basic: Word processing/typing. 
Certificates and Licenses:         
APICS Certification is preferred

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