Materials Manager Job Description Template
Our growing business is searching for a qualified materials manager to oversee our inventory and purchasing operations. If you are an experienced and competent individual with in-depth knowledge of inventory management systems and procedures, then we’re looking for you! In this role, your duties will include maintaining budgets, analyzing materials, and researching vendors.
Our ideal candidate is an excellent communicator, with strong attention to detail and problem-solving skills. To excel in this role, material managers need in-depth knowledge of supply chain and budgeting processes. Ultimately, you are tasked with ensuring all our departments have adequate access to the materials they need.
Materials Manager Responsibilities:
- Researching potential vendors and negotiating prices.
- Working with management to identify supply needs.
- Recommending solutions to existing processes to reduce waste and increase quantity.
- Recording and assessing all materials quality, movement, and expenditure.
- Managing the distribution of supplies in the organization.
- Monitoring inventory levels and access to the material.
- Collaborating with management to plan forecasting models.
- Overseeing and supporting subordinates and new employees.
- Preparing and filing detailed records on procurement activity, quantity, and vendors.
- Designing and maintaining department budgets.
Materials Manager Requirements:
- Bachelor’s degree in logistics or relevant field.
- A minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar role.
- Proven managerial experience is a bonus.
- Solid understanding of supply chain and inventory management systems.
- Advanced knowledge of forecasting and budgeting processes.
- Outstanding communication and leadership skills.
- Analytical mind with excellent problem-solving abilities.