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Materials Manager

  • Location: Stuttgart, 72160
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted over 1 year 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.

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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 a top 15 U.S. IT staffing firm and why our consultants rate us well above the industry average. People come to us for a job, and stay with us because of our top-notch consultant care.

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 will 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.

Motion Recruitment Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including Veterans/Disability/Women. All applicants must be currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the country for which they are applying, and no sponsorship is currently available. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Motion Recruitment Employment Accommodation policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.