Materials Manager

  • Full Time
  • Exeter, NH
  • This position has been filled
  • Manage, control and direct the materials planning, strategic  procurement, inventory control and shipping / receiving functions
  • Mentors and develops direct reports and entire Materials Team. Listens, supports, engages and encourages employee suggestions and input to achieve exceptional results.
  • Develops strategic partnerships with existing suppliers, assesses and manages supply chain risk, controls costs and positions the supply chain for future growth.
  • Uses project management tools and best practices to effectively oversee multiple projects across the materials group.
  • Collaborates with the management team to develop an inventory strategy that balances customer service levels and managed working capital targets.
  • Maintains strict control over gross inventory to minimize inventory levels while ensuring material availability to facilitate the highest level of customer satisfaction through consistent on-time delivery performance.
  • Establishes goals, sets priorities and coordinates all related activities within the Materials Group to ensure drive and focus towards meeting or exceeding established common business objectives.
  • Oversees and manages team expenses to meet budgets and financial objectives and proactively seeks opportunities to drive improvement of the operating results.
  • Develops and implements daily, monthly, and quarterly tracking metrics that pinpoint key accountabilities
  • Uses market knowledge to challenge the organization to minimize cost of material to be used as well as get a jump on long lead items to minimize expedite charges
  • Champions cost reduction efforts by establishing goals/metrics in regards to purchased items (components and raw) for the Purchasing team; establish expectations and hold team accountable to deliver
  • Holds our supplier base accountable for Quality and On Time Delivery as well as introduce “Lean” concepts to them with a focus on partnering with company to increase flexibility, improve delivery, and reduce cost through effective supply chain management
  • Becomes a change agent in initiating and improving processes and practices that are not working effectively


  • BA/BS degree with experience in a manufacturing
  • Depth in Procurement and Production Planning in a leadership role
  • Demonstrated project management experience
  • Technical aptitude to understand advanced level of product line knowledge
  • Continuous process improvement mindset with the ability to effectively lead and manage change
  • Strong working knowledge of ERP systems