Materials Manager

  • Minority Executive Search
  • Sep 14, 2018
Full time Manufacturing

Job Description

Location: Greensboro, NC

Salary: 120K Plus 15% Bomus & Relocation

  • Directs 12~16 associates including material release buyers, analysts, supplier planner and cycle counters that are responsible for daily operations and  major programs. 
    • Directs all elements of materials management within the plant including release, replenishment and optimization planning of all material inventory including raw, work in process and finished goods
    • Develop optimized freight & logistics activities that minimize overall logistics costs
    • Develop, management and implement change management 
  • Establish Processes and Metrics that
    • Drive inventory optimization levels including safety stock and minimization of excess and obsolescent materials
    • Optimize and minimize overall freight and logistics costs related to the movement of materials 
    • Provide dashboard view for all activities for plant and Sr. Management
    • Escalates to senior management as appropriate relative to performance to objectives, and increased resource requirements to meet agreed upon objectives


  • Primary contact with plant management to drive optimized
  • Direct contact with varied levels and areas of functional leadership to manage all relative material related engineering change activity
  • Direct contact with SQA, Reliability and Level 2 Support Leadership
  • Direct contact with Manufacturing and Supply Chain Leadership


  • Manage the hiring, training, motivation & discipline actions for approximately 6~8 materials planners, 1~2 material analysts, 1~2 supply planners and 4 cycle counters.
  • Assume responsibility for proper applications of established employee regulations, policies, safety and health regulations.
  • Work directly with plant manager and division material planning resources to develop, align and execute overall material planning for the GSO factory
  • Insure the overall integrity and functionality of the Oracle material operating system supporting the GSO factory


  • Day-to-day coordination and reporting of the all supply and material planning functions supporting the GSO facility
  • Establish clear performance metrics for successful materials management functions including on time delivery, forecast accuracy, inventory accuracy
  • Provide feedback to and leadership of those parties contributing to these metrics
  • Drive accountability to those parties, whose contributions and performance drive successful material availability

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES (Describe The Non-Essential Job Responsibilities. Be Specific And Concise.)

  • Interfaces with stakeholders for determining overall material requirements and needs.
  • Contributes to ongoing factory goals and activities


  • Individual must be a college graduate with a BS/BA in a relevant discipline with solid materials management experience at a plant or division level
  • 5~7 years of progressive, multi-faceted industry experience.
  • Minimum 5-7 years technology experience with functioning ERP/MRP systems with specific focus on Oracle v12 or later
  • Demonstrated functional experience in functioning ERP systems including architecture knowledge and trouble shooting
  • Position requires the ability to be able to effectively “trouble shoot” problem areas related to ERP functions and develop clear solutions & remedies 
  • Position requires a self-motivated individual with good communication and interpersonal skills and a strong materials background. . 
  • Individual must possess a strong professional image and be comfortable working with all management levels 
  • Individual must be able to coach and develop a team with a limited knowledge of advanced materials practices

Additional characteristics:

  • Perform an active leadership role in corporate strategic planning.  
  • Actively participate in divisional management level activities.  
  • Brief's with Executive Team (and others) when called upon.  
  • As assigned by Vice President, Plant Manager or others 
  • Materials Manager who will earn respect for his/her depth of experience and knowledge
  • Skilled in understanding and delegating operational objectives
  • Team player who will build bridges inter- and intra-departmentally
  • Strong process capabilities
  • Strong communication and presentation skills
  • Able to create and implement processes to enable the organization to scale
  • Logical and methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Effective time management with an aptitude or willingness to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Strong team player, capable of assuming different roles, concerned with developing others and building and maintaining effective relationships.
  • Strong business diagnostic skills.
  • Strong technical background with emphasis in software development methodologies. 

Please answer the questions listed below and email them back to me with your updated resume to Referrals are welcome!


  1. What is your current base salary?

    2. Do you have
    a minimum of 5-7 years of technology experience with functioning ERP/MRP systems with a specific focus on Oracle v12 or later? Explain

  1. Are you willing to Relocate?


Thank you,

Eral Burks/President

Ph# 216-932-2022
Cell# 216-346-4881

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