Materials Management Director


Reports to

VP Operations

Job Description 

Materials Management Director directs operations and planning to optimize the flow of raw materials, supplies, and equipment from initial procurement to the final disposition and fulfill material requirements for volume, cost, and scheduling business operations.

Essential functions

Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Create purchasing strategies and specific objectives for suppliers.
  • Manage daily purchasing activities and supervising staff.
  • Manage supplier relations and negotiate contracts, prices, timelines, etc.
  • Maintain the supplier database, purchase records, and related documentation.
  • Coordinate with inventory control to determine and manage inventory levels.
  • Oversee maintenance contracts and service orders.
  • Ensuring that all procured items meet the required quality standards and specifications.
  • Prepare cost estimates.
  • Integrate procurement systems to improve efficiency and workflows.
  • Train and develop staff to foster growth and advancement within the Materials department.
  • Provide support and data to assist in the creation of production plans.
  • Develop budgets, policies and procedures to support procurement.

  • Expertise in lean concepts, scheduling, and ERP/MRP systems.
  • Ability to collect, compile and analyze data to make calculated decisions.
  • Capable of promoting a positive company attitude and culture improvement.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and ERP Software


Supervisory responsibilities – Yes
Required education and experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree or 15 years of related experience.
  • Greater than 10 years leading supply chain/materials planning groups.

Other duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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