Materials Manager - Industrial Steel Manufacturing
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Job Description
: POSITION: Materials Manager

REPORTS TO: Plant Manager

LOCATION: Gadsden, AL 35987


A global manufacturer of steel utility towers has an immediate opening for a Materials Manager at its manufacturing facility located in Gadsden, AL (approx. 60 miles NE of Birmingham). Reporting to the Plant Manager at this facility, the Materials Manager directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in purchasing, shipping, scheduling, programming and distributing raw materials, equipment, machinery, and supplies within the company’s organization.

  • Coordinating systems and procedures relating to control of all materials to maintain proper levels of inventories of consistent with economic and sales requirement. *
  • Directing overall planning for Inventory Control, Scheduling, Production Control, Shipping/Traffic and Purchasing activities. Includes steel plate and other direct product materials order planning stores and incoming and outgoing shipping. *
  • Analyzing market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability. *
  • Negotiating yearly contracts for services and raw materials. *
  • Reviewing inventory, backlog levels, transportation cost and budget performance. Initiating corrective action as necessary. *
  • Reviewing sales information, proposed engineering changes and quality reports to assess impact on inventory levels and production operations affecting shipment. *
  • Managing the supply chain with specific responsibilities towards cost reduction, lead time reduction and production support. *
  • Coordinating activities of material control and traffic with Production Control and Purchasing to maximize material usage and reduce transportation costs. *
  • Advising management concerning lead times, alternate usage and transportation modes which may result in cost savings. *
  • Supervising department personnel in carrying out overall function. *
  • Utilizing lean manufacturing tools and activities to increase productivity. *
  • Performing safety and health responsibilities as assigned and in conformance with company policies.

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, materials management (supply chain) or similar discipline or equivalent experience. *
  • Five years of supervisory experience and materials management experience within a heavy industrial manufacturing environment. *
  • Certified Production Inventory Management (CPIM) certification preferred. *
  • Ability to analyze information in professional journals and in other technical documentations.


Annual salary of $80,000 or higher depending on qualifications and experience, plus full benefit package. Relocation may be allowance offered, as appropriate.