Materials Manager

  • Mansfield, OH
  • Direct Hire
  • Job ID: OH156-2691687


The Material Manager will be responsible for managing the flow of materials throughout the plant. This includes purchasing, production scheduling, inventory control, warehousing, shipping, and customer service.


  • Investigates new developments relative to material and supplies and takes action to reduce costs and improve quality.
  • Prepares guidelines for the material planners to operate under. 
  • Sets safety stock levels of inventory components and finished goods. 
  • Determines component delivery schedules to support the master schedule.
  • Ensures an attainable master schedule to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders, and to sustain the balanced, targeted finished goods level.
  • Communicates with suppliers to assure timely delivery.
  • Reports and resolves material support concerns daily.
  • Effectively supports manufacturing by minimizing schedule nervousness and assuring component availability.
  • Analyzes inventory to maximize turns.
  • Plans for the phase in and phase out of new product introductions and engineering changes to minimize excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Manages and assesses the material requirements planning system to assure consistency; analyzes the causes for inconsistency within the process.
  • Coordinate’s material planning activity for material with long lead time as such to eliminate any potential supply interruption and minimize inventory.
  • Responsible for managing the material planning group.
  • Optimizes inventory value and storage


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or other related degree.
  • Five or more years of experience managing Materials, Scheduling, Inventory, ETC.
  • Knowledge of lean manufacturing concepts.



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