Materials Manager

Matlen Silver
June 14, 2022
Germantown, Maryland
Job Type
Remote Work
  • No


Job Description: Materials Manager
Location: Germantown, MD
Duration: Direct Hire (onsite)
Pay Rate: 120K Starting
Job Description:
The Materials Manager will be accountable for Warehouse, Distribution, Inventory, Scheduling, and Fulfillment operations.  In this role you will improve, integrate, and develop processes to meet business needs across the organization, manage complex issues within functional area(s) of expertise, be involved in long-term planning, and contribute to the overall business strategy.  This position requires working on-site as an essential function.


  • Have accountability and team leadership in fulfillment, material strategy, process and execution for all material operations and distribution
  • Lead the strategy and execution of the materials organization in planning, scheduling, inventory, MTA playbooks, warehousing, distribution, and production control
  • Lead the Fulfillment Team in all material delivery and supply needs. In this role you will drive to improve supplier OTD%, Material Availability by reducing Overdue and Late POs, and be responsible for overall PO management
  • Drive to maintain on-hand inventory to levels consistent with business objectives, coordinate defective material returns to suppliers, and reduce premium transportation costs
  • In this role you will use your experience or expertise to solve problems, develop and execute objectives for self and others, and effect short-term and long-term business goals
  • Drive a learning lean culture for problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Assure inventory and service goals are met
  • Drive an aggressive continuous process improvement culture, using data to baseline from existing standard to a higher standard
  • Pro-actively look at future demand and identify potential issues and work to resolve prior to business need
  • Assure the continued development and growth of assigned personnel through strong leadership
  • Work to control inventory levels, cycle time and other aspects as required to meet production schedules
  • Determine and apply appropriate optimization methodologies to balance service level, inventory, and resource utilization using advanced planning tools
  • Champion 5S and Visual Management methodologies throughout the materials organization
  • Frequently present business KPI’s, challenges, and solutions to senior executive leadership

Must have Skills:

  • Knowledge of electronic circuit board assembly/manufacturing
  • Ability to effectively manage changing and conflicting priorities and resolve appropriately
  • Knowledge of the disciplines of Manufacturing Management, such as production and inventory control, variable cost productivity, fulfillment metrics, quality systems, and cost systems and procedures
  • Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment
  • Six Sigma trained, strong analytical and proven project management skills
  • Strong leadership skills and ability to teach and learn Lean Materials methodologies
  • Must exhibit strong problem-solving capabilities and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, capable presenter with demonstrated leadership experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organization
  • Strong organizational and project management skills; ability to prioritize and balance workload to meet deadlines
  • Proven conflict resolution skills
  • Strong and objective analysis and decision-making skills
  • Enthusiastic team player with a strong drive to create a positive work environment
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Passion for innovative solutions and process improvement
  • High level of proficiency with all Microsoft Office applications, i.e. Excel, PPT, Word, creating pivot tables, VLookups etc.)
  • Clear thinking/problem solving successfully led cross functional projects / process improvement, strong analytical skills


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university or college
  • 8 years of experience in inventory management, shop operations, facilitation and production control in a manufacturing environment, production planning, inventory management principles and practices, or materials management disciplines
  • Experience in Materials / Fulfillment / Purchasing and using MS Access, SQL, and Oracle
  • Demonstrated oral and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Strong business, analytical, and problem-solving ability
  • Knowledge of the manufacturing process
  • Familiarity with production control systems and routines
  • Ability to effectively manage changing and conflicting priorities and resolve appropriately
  • Ability to effectively operate in any organizational structure

If you are interested please respond to this posting or you can contact me directly at [email protected], (513)493-0395.

Matlen Silver is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or disability, or any other legally protected status.

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