Materials Manager

QTI Group
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  • Post Date: May 06, 2019
  • Start Date: 5/6/2019
  • Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description

The Materials Manager manages and oversees overall supply chain operations, including purchasing and inventory of materials. This position makes recommendations to improve productivity, cash flow, quality and efficiency of operations. Coordinates and resolves issues regarding existing and new products. The materials manager will interact with customers to ensure that all customer delivery and quality issues are being met satisfactory manner. The Materials Manager in the greater Binghamton, New York, area will be responsible for the operational efficiency of all aspects of Materials Management activities supporting the business. The Materials Manager will work with all relevant company personnel to ensure we have deployed and are sustaining tactics in support of the company’s overall strategy and goals.


  • Responsible for the management of material costs. This includes identifying and managing effective cost reduction/cost containment (inflationary periods) programs. Specifically the Materials Manager will create and manage and drive the execution and reporting of the “funnel” of material cost savings. In the situations where inflation is evident the Materials Manager will escalate the potential risk to management so that appropriate actions (including sell price increase) can be launched expeditiously.
  • Responsible for supporting the evaluation of make buy activities and providing leadership in the development of 'strategic” programs (families versus part numbers) as well as the execution of cost extraction in the instance of an outsourcing decision – working in conjunction with the appropriate functional leaders that are affected.
  • Drives the design and implementation of an effective material flow system within the manufacturing facilities. This includes the establishment of point of use material storage, visually controlled replenishment systems (Kan Ban).
  • Responsible for the control over all material within the manufacturing facilities as well as in the possession of outside service providers. This includes managing the automated material control system, cycle counting and annual physical inventory (working with manufacturing and finance). A specific deliver is to drive inventory accuracy using cycle counting to the point where the annual physical inventory is no longer necessary.
  • Responsible for the effective management of Cash Flow. Optimize Inventory levels which are at the lowest possible level to sufficient to support the company's business goals. This includes prevention of future and disposition of current SLOB (excesses s & obsolete). Supports the SKU analysis and on-going SKU adds/deletes to support business strategies and prevent SLOB inventory
  • Responsible for controlling and improving the freight costs associated with managing the associated business. This includes evaluation of freight policies and effective negotiation with freight service providers. The Materials Manager will be responsible for identifying the optimal method of transportation of incoming and outgoing material to balance customer satisfaction and company profitability goals.
  • The Materials Manager (in conjunction with the Quality manager) is responsible for designing, developing and implementing a supply chain management process. This process will include an evaluation system to drive effective evaluation? of supplier performance (e.g. OTD, Quality, Total Cost, Lead-time etc.). In addition the process will create mechanisms for managing the performance of the supplier base which includes replacement of poor suppliers. Also included in this process will be activities related to driving improvements in the suppliers operation to drive better performance for the organization (partnering with the CI Leader).
  • Responsible for the development of the personnel with the Material Manager’s organization. This includes active continuous feedback with the express purpose of continuously improving the skill level of the employee directly related to the employees current and future responsibilities.
  • Travels to 20 customer accounts to develop specifications and to conduct Voice of the Customer surveys.
  • Provide product training via web conference, conference calls, personal presentations, etc. to sales team, engineering team, leadership team and customers.
  • Collaborates wit the Manager of Quality to address product quality issues.
  • Establish and maintain finished goods inventory levels to ensure customer satisfaction and to support product line strategies; this includes the establishment and management of “Customer Stocking Programs”.


  • Experience in Operations, Supply Chain Management, Managerial responsibility for more than 5 direct reports,
  • Strategic leadership experience
  • Bachelors’ Degree - MBA desired

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