Purchasing Agent & Materials Manager
SMC - Fairfield, NJ

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Opportunity to join a fast growing ISO certified manufacturing company supplying products for Railroad, Transportation and Construction industries – We are seeking a Materials Manager with 5+ years of Procurement, Production and Inventory Control experience in a fast-paced, hands-on, team-based steel fabrication, assembly and machine shop. The ideal candidate will have raw materials purchasing, inventory management and supply chain experience.


  • Purchasing of industrial materials, negotiating with suppliers to meet specification, pricing, quality and delivery requirements
  • Materials planning and scheduling to help ensure on-time and on-budget shipments to customers
  • Inventory control, management and tracking to optimize inventory levels of raw materials and consumables and meet minimum and maximum levels
  • Supply chain management and control


  • 3-5 years purchasing experience in industrial machining, fabrication and assembly job shop / contract manufacturing environment
  • Technical understanding of specifications and materials with ability to read drawings and communicate with mechanical engineers
  • Experience using ERP / MRP / Shop Control Manufacturing Systems a plus


  • Sound analytical, problem-solving and communication skills
  • Relevant and current industry knowledge of materials, suppliers, pricing and capabilities
  • Ability to lead and contribute to cross-functional project teams

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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