Back to Job Search

Materials Manager

  • Location: Stuttgart, 72160
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 2 months ago

Position: Materials Manager
Location: Stuttgart, Arkansas
Relocation Assistance Offered.
Direct hire! 


The Materials Manager directs the activities of buyers (supplier schedulers / material planners) who are responsible for the factory planning of raw materials, parts, and supplies consistent with delivery requirements and quality specifications.

 Duties include, but are not limited to: 

  • Managing, controlling, and directing the material planning, inventory control, storage, shipping, and receiving functions. 
  • Coordinates with the purchasing, production, and engineering departments to ensure adequate supply and efficient movement of materials.
  • Provides for the development and maintenance of inventory control systems to track status of purchase orders, inventory levels, and production requirements.
  • Reviews existing procedures for accuracy; recommends and implements improved procedures when necessary.
  • Forecasts plans for anticipated materials requirements.
  • Reviews production schedules to ensure the availability of materials.
  • Directs the procurement activities of buyers.
  • Responsible for the outcome of team procurement negotiations and supplier management.

Requires a bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. An MBA or equivalent is preferred. Purchasing experience preferred.  Automotive experience a plus.  SAP Experience required.  Requires at least 8 years related experience.

Experience with 'Lean' material management preferred. Must be detail oriented and have strong analytical and problem solving skills. Strong verbal skills to effectively communicate with other departments required. Ability to develop and maintain strong, team oriented relationships with co-workers. Expert knowledge in data analysis tools including Excel and Access.


Candidates will be responsible for following the client's COVID-19 protocols. Please refer to your MATRIX representative for specifics.

About Us

At MATRIX, we expertly match talented professionals with job opportunities to elevate careers. Since 1983, we have placed thousands of professionals at innovative clients across every industry ranging from small startups to Fortune 50 companies. It’s why we’re consistently in the top 25 of all U.S. IT staffing firms and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average, earning us ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing awards year after year. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

MATRIX is and Equal Employment Opportunity employer including disability and veteran and provides reasonable accommodations for all qualified individuals.  Supporting medical or religious documentation will be required where applicable. If you are a qualified individual you may request a reasonable accommodation under the American Disability Act (ADA). If you are a person with a disability needing assistance applying, or at any point in the hiring process, please email us at To ensure a quick response to your request, please use the words “Accommodation request” as the subject line of your email.

For hourly W2 contract roles MATRIX offers a highly competitive benefit package including Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability, HSA, and 401(k) with pre and post-tax options.  Please see for more information.

For direct hire placement with our clients, benefits would be offered in accordance with that particular client’s offerings. This may include PTO, Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K and other pre and post-tax options.