and Materials Manager (6/3/16)
Responsibilities include procurement
and expediting of commodities, parts and services, inventory analysis, cultivating
and maintaining supplier relationships and accountability while meeting the
quality, cost and delivery requirements for the company and its customers. This position reports to the General Manager
but works closely with several internal departments.
- Research, source, evaluate, and
select vendors/suppliers/subcontractors based on product specifications,
pricing, quality of parts or services offered, reliability, consistency and
- Effectively negotiate pricing of
high quality materials, parts, components and services using opportunities
that are advantageous and align with company strategic goals.
- Expedite delivery of raw
materials, parts and services from outside resources while meeting delivery
requirements of the company and its customers.
- Develop and maintain close
working relationships with vendors/suppliers/subcontractors.
- Regularly evaluate performance
and enforce accountability of vendors.
Develop list of alternate or backup suppliers and resources.
- Independently drive solutions to
complex supply chain issues.
- Investigate and resolve any
non-conformances, price or delivery discrepancies, stock outages, returns
or other issues in a timely manner.
- Make recommendations to
management based on analysis of sales and market trends, economy,
inventory levels, quality of goods, etc. with a goal towards maximizing
- Negotiate – must possess excellent negotiation
- Communicate – use clear and concise verbal and
written correspondence to effectively relay meaningful information. Have the ability to be persuasive when
needed; actively listen and get clarification when appropriate; respond diplomatically
to sensitive situations.
- Problem solve - gather and skillfully analyze data,
proactively identify problems and efficiently resolve issues within a
- Cost conscious - develop and implement cost saving
measures; contribute to profits and revenue and conserve organizational
- Quality management – continually look for ways to
improve and promote quality within the organization. Demonstrate accuracy, attention to
detail, thoroughness and follow-through.
- Dependability - follows instructions, respond well
to management directions, take responsibility for own actions and keep
- Judgment – display a willingness to make decisions;
exhibit sound and accurate judgment; be able to explain and support
reasoning for decisions; know when to include others in the decision
degree or equivalent two-year college or technical school; or one year related
work experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
read and interpret drawings, specifications, documents, safety rules, operating
and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and
correspondence. Ability to speak
effectively before customers, suppliers and employees of organization.
work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply fractions, percentages,
ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel & Outlook, Accounting or ERP software;
Inventory software; Internet Research Capabilities; Order processing systems;
Manufacturing software and Contact Management systems are a plus.
please submit cover letter, resume with salary requirements to firstname.lastname@example.org