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Materials Managers are responsible for buying products and services for a company. Typical resume samples for the job mention duties such as ensuring material flow in a manufacturing unit, developing requests for proposals, acquiring supplies, implementing purchasing policies, and training staff. The most sought-after assets in a Materials Manager are procurement expertise, excellent communication and negotiation abilities, networking skills, analytical thinking, and computer competencies. Based on our collection of example resumes, Materials Managers should hold a Bachelor's Degree in business or accounting.

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Materials Manager

Materials Manager for the industry leader in high-performance blending technology, providing the highest-quality blending equipment to consumers and the foodservice industry in more than 80 countries throughout the world. Lead the procurement and planning team responsible for coordinating incoming raw material and production schedules to meet worldwide demand.

  • Led the Operations portion of the S&OP process, directly resulting in a 47% improvement in on time delivery to 96% and while improving inventory turns 17%.
  • Developed a "plan, do, check, act" supplier management system that utilized scorecards, running action item lists (R.A.I.L) and business review to improve supplier on time delivery to 98%.
  • Implemented a process that coordinated purchasing and supplier activity with the production schedule, leading to an 80% reduction in part shortages.
  • Created capacity planning model to improve visibility for production capacity, eliminating sales allocations during a period of high growth and realized over $5M in additional sales over the final two months of 2012.
  • Implemented visual kanban system for raw material inventory, improving inventory accuracy by 22%.
  • Led team that negotiated price reductions by leveraging volume that realized $5.3M savings on motor purchases, a 6% reduction over prior year pricing.
Candidate Info
22
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
BS
Aerospace Management Technology
MA
Master of Arts
2

Senior Materials Manager, Global Wafer Operations

Managed >$20M annual spend including virgin and reclaim silicon and all external foundry services for films and litho. Managed all sapphire wafer procurement for critical LED MOCVD tool program.

  • Developed and implemented centralized process that consolidated wafer product list and negotiated supply contracts that included vendor managed inventory, delivering 15 - 20% annual cost savings (up to $4M per year)
  • Managed development of new Wafer Ordering Database interface through collaboration with a senior database administrator and the Etch Finance Analyst that eliminated manual data entry in Excel, reducing order processing time by more than 50%
  • Vendor management of virgin & reclaimed silicon suppliers
  • Managed Quality programs for silicon RMAs
  • Generated up to $200K per year by Managing sale of silicon scrap & obsolete materials
Candidate Info
14
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
AA
Associate of Arts
Engineering
3

Materials Manager

Responsible for the Purchasing, Production Scheduling, Inventory Management, Warehouse Distribution and the Molding Manufacturing Operations. Utilized demand flow scheduling for high volume finish goods production of Ultra Pure filter cartridges for the Bioprocess, Pharmaceutical and Food and Beverage Industries.

  • Initiated in the first year an ABC finish goods program which gave visibility to the key inventory requirements and allowed us to improve on time delivery from 94% to 97%.
  • Reduce the plant's average quarterly backorders from just under $400K to $175K.
  • Reduced finish goods inventory from $6.0 million to $4.7 million, resulting in an increase in inventory turns from 2.78 to 4.18.
  • Incorporated a continuous improvement team into the Molding operation resulting in improved workflow, reduced set-up times, and improved safety.
Candidate Info
38
years in
workforce
4
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MBA
Master of Business Administration
4

Materials Manager

Managed 2 salary and 14 hourly associates responsible for purchasing productive and non-productive materials, receiving, warehousing, and in-plant material flow. Managed $140M raw material inventory budget. Directed supply chain to support production, new product launches, ECNs, and supplier transitions. Developed and executed quarterly projects to improve plant performance metrics.

  • Implemented storage improvements at 75,000 sq ft warehouse to increase capacity more than 35% and developed unique locations for product to facilitate timely locating and processing of material.
  • Negotiated supplier cost reductions to achieve annual savings of more than $200K in first year.
  • Instructed steel forecasting changes to alleviate annually realized PPV surcharges ($80-100K/yr) from purchasing material on spot buy during seasonal production ramp-up.
  • Created a queue for sequenced bulk material and established kanban signals and communication boards to prioritize replenishment from offsite warehouse to reduce material production disruptions 60%.
  • Containerized purchased drain pans with three suppliers to reduce shipping and handling damage (PPM) 85%, reduce storage footprint 40% (2100 sq ft), and decrease freight cost 30%.
Candidate Info
24
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BS
Industrial Engineering
MA
Business Administratino
5

Materials Manager

Led team of five direct and six indirect reports while overseeing $10M in finished goods, raw materials, and work-in- process inventory.

  • Managed finished goods master schedule and Production and Inventory Control Department.
  • Reduced plant lead time 50% by designing and implementing automated scheduling program, subsequently adopted by three other plants.
  • Co-developed division sales and operations production plan to assist with manufacturing / inventory requirements.
  • Initiated Just-In-Time (JIT) programs with key suppliers to achieve 95% fewer stock-outs.
  • Executed lean manufacturing practices including ISO, 5S, TQM, and Q12.
  • Created innovative processes to reduce Production and Inventory Control staff by 80%.
Candidate Info
6
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
C
Certificate
BA
Advertising
6

Materials Manager

Accountable for the Receiving Warehouse, Shipping, Purchasing, and Production Scheduling departments.

  • Oversaw the successful implementation of a new ERP system responsible for the entire materials group. Improved inventory turns from 6 to 9.
  • Supervised the relocation of the finished goods warehouse while maintaining 100% delivery of customer orders.
  • Set up a new raw materials warehouse with no interruption to our internal customers.
  • Process mapped and documented all procedures to improve work flows, facilitate cross-training, and reduce training time for new employees.
  • Initiated training program in warehouses which resulted in improved accuracy and safety.
Candidate Info
26
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Banking And Finance
7

Materials Manager, Southeast Operations

Senior material person for all scheduling, receiving, shipping, warehouse and special procurement operations.

  • Exempted warehouse physical inventories by maintaining 99.9%+ inventory accuracy.
  • Increased schedule stability and attainment to lower raw material inventory by 10% and improve customer service levels by five percent.
  • Delivered multiple years of 100% on time delivery for automotive customers.
  • Developed quick response processes for consumer electronic build to stock business with high seasonality that reduced stock outs by seven percent.
  • Maintained inventory budget through implementation of lean principles in a time of 10% year over year sales growth.
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
9
years
at this job
BS
Management
8

Materials Manager

Reported to the plant manager, oversaw 6 direct reports in materials and 25 indirect. I was directly responsible for the materials management functions relating to planning, procurement, storage, control and distribution.

  • Developed and maintained optimum inventory levels to ensure on time 100% delivery rating.
  • Established procedures and ensured that the companies standard practices and procedures are followed in connection with all material department functions
  • Implemented and maintain Plex MRP system with BOM updates, routing and part number changes.
  • Ensured proper contact with customers relating to releases and delivery.
  • Responsible for the motivation and development of subordinates to optimize their performance and their professional growth within [company name].
Candidate Info
13
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
MA
Master of Arts
9

Materials Manager

Sheet metal fabricator and assembler with one Texas and one Tennessee location with annual revenues of $15M

  • Reviewed all raw metals and hardware MRP reports to determine demand and JIT purchasing of all requirements in support of manufacturing in an ISO working environment.
  • Negotiated monthly raw materials pricing based on current market conditions, usage and forecasts.
  • Supervised a staff of six in Purchasing, Shipping, Receiving, Inventory Control and Outside Work.
  • Investigated and corrected receiving, inventory and accounting discrepancies.
  • Attended monthly BOS (Business Outlook Survey) meetings.
Candidate Info
34
years in
workforce
1
year
at this job
10

Medical Materials Manager

Led a diverse workforce of 24 personnel, including 9 military and 15 civilians-recognized as Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Quarter for leadership

  • Developed and managed the execution of $10.8 million budget in meeting departments performance goals
  • Managed clinics 276-item, $800 thousand stock inventory
  • Facilitated contracting negotiations that led to construction of $2.4 million Dental/Mental Health Annex, allowing facility to open 32 days ahead of schedule
  • Initiated critical $780 thousand lab testing contract between Air Force and U.S. Army-averted federal Anti-Deficiency violation
  • Promoted in recognition of outstanding performance
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
3
years
at this job
MA
International Relations

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