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Become A Material Manager

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Working As A Material Manager

  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Getting Information
  • Deal with People

  • Mostly Sitting

  • $84,984

    Average Salary

What Does A Material Manager Do At Comcast

* Oversees general warehouse operations including inventory of tools,
* parts, and supplies, ensuring adequate supply of materials and
* equipment.
* Procures materials and supplies for warehouse operations and
* conducts audits and cycle counts in accordance with company policies.
* Monitors materials usage to assure material versus installation yield.
* Develops operating guidelines, policies, and procedures for inventory
* management and warehousing.
* Oversees all shipping/receiving functions including proper packing,
* preparing packing lists, contacting shipping companies, receiving
* deliveries, proper routing of packing slips, and accurate intake of
* material.
* Ensures the physical security of inventory assets, materials, and
* equipment within limits set by senior management.
* Supervises the issuing
* of materials and equipment to authorized personnel upon receipt of
* proper documentation, and takes appropriate action when material theft
* is suspected.
* Disposes of excess materials in accordance with company
* directives.
* Collaborates with other departments and key personnel to evaluate
* inventory levels and forecast upcoming equipment needs.
* Establishes and
* monitors key financial and operational metrics and recommends related
* opportunities for improvement.
* Creates and implements safety and health programs to assure safe and
* healthy working conditions and compliance with all applicable federal,
* state, and local laws and regulations.
* Manages the hiring process and provides direct supervision for the
* day-to-day activities of warehouse Supervisors including training, team
* building, scheduling, support, performance reviews, and corrective
* action.
* Consistent exercise of independent judgment and discretion in matters
* of significance.
* Regular, consistent and punctual attendance.
* Must be able to work
* nights and weekends, variable schedule(s) as necessary.
* Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

What Does A Material Manager Do At L3 Technologies

* Monitor equipment acquisition and acceptance into service
* Monitor equipment availability and serviceability
* Direct disposition of spare and repairable assets
* Analyze unsatisfactory condition reports
* Initiate and/or review configuration change requests
* Review and update maintenance schedules and plans
* Prepare procurement and R&O estimates
* Initiate and/or approve changes to technical publications
* Provide technical support to DND operating units
* Provide technical support to L3 ESS technicians and engineers
* Provide disposal recommendations
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* L-3 Electronic Systems is a proud supporter of employment equity and is registered under the Federal Contractors Program.
* If you would like to learn more about L
* Electronic Systems please visit our web site athttp://www.l
* ess.com

What Does A Material Manager Do At United Technologies Corporation

* Lead team to ensure the correct amount of material is pulled to the assembly floor in accordance with production schedules/consumption, with consideration for part shortages.
* Manage team to proactively identify & manage shortages, communicating to production when operational impact is anticipated.
* Ensure maintenance of production orders such that the physical material on an assembly matches virtual inventory in real-time.
* Support site EH&S, Export, Quality, & MMAS audits as required; ensure monthly compliance requirements
* This role will work directly with the Program Materials Managers, production, and logistics, as well as core support organizations to assure on time delivery of material for engine / module / SFE / FAL build requirements for our customers

What Does A Material Manager Do At Textron

* Serve as MDC’s materials availability expert with respect to material receipt, production, and stocking.
* Manage internal processes to integrate all operations that support the same to best support customer demand.
* Regularly communicate with applicable value stream/material managers, buyers, material planners, suppliers, freight carriers, and Greenlee manufacturing sites to maximize stock availability for customer orders while minimizing required stock on hand.
* Manage material receipt.
* Ensure receiving dock processes and scheduling enable safe, efficient, and accurate receipt of material.
* Coordinate with material buyers and planners as necessary to resolve any discrepancies.
* Develop and maintain dock arrival to stock placement metrics that enable visibility on this performance.
* Manage MDC’s production operations to include all kitting/late point configuration and light assembly.
* This includes consistently and efficiently completing a production schedule that meets material needs and minimizes delays.
* Develop and maintain MDC focused fill rate metrics/dashboards that enable visibility on this performance.
* Manage internal inventory.
* Ensure processes and practices are aligned to maximize inventory accuracy, quality of production, and efficiency of operations.
* Serve as a key player during annual MDC Physical Inventories.
* Manage third-shift operations.
* Ensure processes and practices enable all objectives to prepare for day-shift operations are met.
* This includes all replenishments, production material pulls, point of use cell preparation (waste removal and staging), kitting, and order fulfillment activities as directed by the Director, MDC.
* Oversee MDC’s New Product Introduction (NPI) process to ensure determination of accurate production lead times, development of appropriate assembly cell/techniques, validate ability to produce products as designed, and coordinate with applicable engineers and supply chain management personnel.
* This effort will require the assistance of MDC’s Continuous Improvement Engineer (EDP).
* Develop, lead and implement facility inventory reduction initiatives and support demand management strategies.
* Drive voice of the customer into the supply chain by developing and managing specific processes that transition key customer/channel expectations into increased supplier/facility sensitivity and higher supplier performance for critical parts.
* Proactively improve supply chain efficiency by leading initiatives focused on areas such as the following: Improving ordering patterns, shipping quantities, pallet/box quantities, shipment marking requirements (labels, barcodes, downloadable shipping documents, etc.), and other details that improve the consistency of shipments and the efficiency of receiving and manufacturing processes; developing, implementing, and managing a structured, documented Kanban system to be used as appropriate to drive supply chain speed and accuracy.
* Link supplier performance ratings to plant receiving inspection processes to support dock-to-stock programs, improving the overall level of delivery and supply base performance.
* Understand SAP and reporting relationships for warehouse management, customer service and inventory control.
* Manage and develop assigned staff to include setting performance objectives, and driving accountability to the same.
* This will be accomplished through a combination of direct supervision of hourly employees (limited) as well as managing through salaried supervisors and individual contributors.
* Conduct business in a manner consistent with Textron, Greenlee, Plant, and Purchasing policy and procedure including Textron Business Conduct Guidelines.
* Qualifications

What Does A Material Manager Do At Olympus Corporation of The Americas

* Identify and drive continuous improvements to current methods of Material Replenishment process and other Materials related business processes, with full utilization of the ERP system.
* Ownership of supplier on time delivery performance, working closely with the Materials buyers to ensure supplier excellence in the areas of on time delivery and 100% fulfilment.
* Ownership of Material availability for all direct purchased components and point of escalation where problems cannot be resolved by material buyers.
* Work with site manufacturing and quality teams to identify root cause of recurrent problems and manage resolution with internal teams and suppliers.
* Support the Strategic Sourcing Managers (corporate) in supplier re-sourcing projects to achieve cost savings, supplier consolidation/ reduction targets and drive continuous improvement in quality, cost and delivery; Work closely with Strategic Sourcing Managers (corporate) to ensure optimal strategic sourcing solution is developed in line with Global purchasing direction, and is effectively followed at site level.
* Maintain responsibility for organizational optimization and re- structuring.
* Support the Supplier Quality teams to ensure repeatable product quality from the supply base.
* Management of the supplier scorecard and supplier portal and developing improvement plans with identified suppliers to ensure on time delivery excellence.
* Establish and publish Materials Management KPIs to the Senior Management locally and at corporate

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How To Become A Material Manager

Purchasing managers need a bachelor’s degree and work experience as a buyer or purchasing agent.


Purchasing managers usually have at least a bachelor’s degree and some work experience in procurement. A master’s degree may be required for advancement to some top-level purchasing manager jobs.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Purchasing managers typically must have at least 5 years of experience as a buyer or purchasing agent. At the top levels, purchasing manager duties may overlap with other management functions, such as production, planning, logistics, and marketing.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

There are several certifications available for purchasing managers and others employed in a procurement-related field. Although some employers require certification, many do not.

Most of the certifications involve oral or written exams and have education and work experience requirements.

The Institute for Supply Management offers the Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) credential, which covers a wide scope of purchasing professional duties. To receive the CPSM credential, candidates must pass three exams and possess at least 3 years of relevant work experience for those with a bachelor’s degree or 5 years of relevant work experience for those without a bachelor’s degree.

The American Purchasing Society offers the Certified Purchasing Professional (CPP) and the Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM) credentials. Certification is valid for 5 years. Candidates must earn a certain number of professional development “points” to renew their certification. Candidates initially become eligible, and can renew their certification, through a combination of purchasing-related experience, education, and professional contributions (such as articles published or speeches delivered).

APICS, founded as the American Production and Inventory Control Society, offers the Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP) credential. Applicants must have 3 years of related business experience or a bachelor’s degree in order to be eligible for the CSCP credential, which is valid for 5 years. Candidates must also earn a certain number of professional development points to renew their certification.

The Next Level Purchasing Association offers the Senior Professional in Supply Management (SPSM) certification. Although there are no education or work experience requirements, applicants must complete six online courses and pass an SPSM exam. Certification is valid for 4 years. Candidates must complete 32 continuing education hours in procurement-related topics to recertify for an additional 4-year period.

The Universal Public Procurement Certification Council (UPPCC) offers two certifications for workers in federal, state, and local government. The Certified Professional Public Buyer (CPPB) credential requires applicants to have earned at least an associate’s degree, to have at least 3 years of public procurement experience, and to complete relevant training courses. The Certified Public Purchasing Officer (CPPO) requires applicants to have earned a bachelor’s degree, to have at least 5 years of public procurement experience, and to complete additional training courses.

Those with the CPPB or the CPPO designation must renew their certification every 5 years by completing continuing education courses or attending procurement-related conferences or events.

The National Institute of Government Purchasing’s (NIGP’s) Institute for Public Procurement offers preparation courses for the UPPCC certification exams.


An experienced and qualified purchasing manager may advance to become the chief procurement officer for a business or organization.

Important Qualities

Analytical skills. When evaluating suppliers, purchasing managers must analyze their options and choose a supplier with the best combination of price, quality, delivery, service, or other criteria. 

Decisionmaking skills. Purchasing managers must have the ability to make informed and timely decisions, choosing products that they think will sell. 

Math skills. Purchasing managers must possess basic math skills. They must be able to compare prices from different suppliers to ensure that their organization is getting the best deal. 

Negotiating skills. Purchasing managers often must negotiate the terms of a contract with a supplier. Interpersonal skills and self-confidence, in addition to knowledge of the product, can help lead to successful negotiation.

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Material Manager Demographics


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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

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  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • Carrier

  • French

  • German

  • Chinese

  • Mandarin

  • Italian

  • Japanese

  • Cantonese

  • Russian

  • Portuguese

  • Korean

  • Polish

  • Hindi

  • Ukrainian

  • Swedish

  • Telugu

  • Lakota

  • Dutch

  • Dari

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Real Material Manager Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Fuels & Materials Internat Collaboration MGR (Project MGR 4) Battelle Energy Alliance, LLC Idaho Falls, ID Mar 15, 2015 $151,872
Senior Materials Manager Mks Instruments Rochester, NY Sep 30, 2015 $145,683
Senior Materials Manager, Leather Deckers Outdoor Corporation Goleta, CA Oct 01, 2011 $140,000
Associate Materials Manager-Conveyance Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Sep 22, 2016 $140,000
Materials Manager, Supply Chain Sanjel (USA), Inc. Denver, CO Nov 04, 2013 $140,000
Manager, Powertrain Materials Tesla Motors, Inc. Fremont, CA Nov 05, 2012 $135,000 -
Materials Manager (NEW Product Introduction) Lam Research Corporation Fremont, CA Nov 29, 2012 $128,791
Manager-Global Outside Direct Material Performance General Motors Company Warren, MI Dec 17, 2015 $125,559
Senior Materials Manager Aliphcom Sunnyvale, CA Mar 05, 2014 $125,000 -
Manager, Material Management Fluor Enterprises, Inc. Sugar Land, TX Sep 13, 2015 $124,607
Materials MGR 1 Apple Inc. Cupertino, CA Nov 22, 2014 $121,909 -
Manager Material Science Kennametal, Inc. Latrobe, PA Jun 01, 2015 $120,000
Procurement and Materials Manager Amazon.Com.DEDC, LLC West Columbia, SC Oct 28, 2013 $120,000
Materials Manager Polaris Industries, Inc. Osceola, WI Jan 01, 2015 $105,000
Procurement Material Manager Amazon.Com.DEDC, LLC Coppell, TX Jun 09, 2016 $105,000 -
Materials Manager Kobelco Construction MacHinery America LLC Calhoun, GA Jul 05, 2011 $104,204
Manager, Lithium ION Electrochemistry Materials Johnson Controls, Inc. Milwaukee, WI Sep 18, 2013 $104,083 -
Materials Manager I Cameron International Corporation Houston, TX Sep 24, 2014 $102,900
Materials Manager II Cameron International Corporation Houston, TX Mar 07, 2015 $102,900
Materials Manager Avery Dennison Corporation New Concord, OH Aug 29, 2016 $87,000
Materials Manager Boart Longyear Company Salt Lake City, UT Sep 21, 2016 $86,833
Assistant Materials Manager Grupo Antolin Kentucky, Inc. Louisville, KY Oct 01, 2015 $85,000
Materials Manager The Scott Fetzer Company Walnut Ridge, AR May 14, 2012 $85,000
Materials Manager Johnson Controls, Inc. Fremont, CA Aug 25, 2016 $84,906 -
Team Captain, Materials Manager Kiewit Corporation Omaha, NE Jul 24, 2013 $84,781 -
Materials Manager Premium Oilfield Technologies, LLC Houston, TX Nov 24, 2014 $83,500

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Top Material Manager Skills

  1. Supply Chain
  2. Delivery Performance
  3. Inventory Control
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Promoted strategic Supply Chain Management techniques to replace tactical buying; Championed Lean Manufacturing concepts to improve throughput/reduce waste.
  • Improved delivery performance of suppliers from 79% to 89% with implementation of scorecards and intensified communication.
  • Recruited, developed and managed team of three Planners and two Inventory Control Coordinators.
  • Create and implement Policies and Procedures for the Materials group.
  • Reduced raw material inventory by 30% and increase inventory turns to 12.

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