Materials Manager
OSI Group - Geneva, IL

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The Materials Manager will be r esponsible for managing the purchasing and inventory control functions at the OSI/On-Cor Genva facility to ensure that established goals and objectives with regards to quality, price, efficiency and customer requirements are achieved.


Establish facility level purchasing and inventory strategies, based on knowledge of material management concepts, to govern daily purchasing and inventory practices and processes.

Evaluate and approve vendors, based on organization standards and within approved authority levels, and authorize purchase orders for goods or services. Manage vendor relationship by resolving issues arising from late or incorrect shipments and by establishing vendor performance standards then monitoring, and taking corrective action where necessary.

Work with production management to plan and forecast customer orders to determine raw material needs and required inventory levels. Establish inventory and safety stock levels, order points and lot sizes. Measure lead-time to inventory investment.

Document material and inventory requirements, including all codes, specifications, brands and contact information necessary to process orders.

Analyze changes or new issues in materials and supplies on a continuous basis to seek ways to reduce cost, improve quality and improve operational efficiency. Submit recommendations in material changes to management for approval before implementation.

Maintain purchasing and inventory data in applicable tracking system, i.e., warehouse management or enterprise resource planning.

Create and generate routine and ad hoc functional reports for use in reviewing activity, evaluating processes and identifying opportunities for improvement.

Participate, as a team member or leader as assigned, in organization-wide purchasing, inventory, cost containment, and safety initiatives.

Develop, implement, and support departmental SOP’s.

Participate in any audits, internal or external, as required by providing relevant information about purchasing and inventory control processes, practices, or data.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

Required Experience


Four year college degree or equivalent communication and analytical ability acquired through work experience.

Seven or more years working in purchasing or warehouse management in a food manufacturing, or similar, environment.

Proven ability to understand and use enterprise resource planning software in all phases of manufacturing.

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The OSI Group is a world leader in providing quality products and custom solutions for the food industry. That's why many of the worlds'...