Director of Material

Industry Segment: Manufacturing

We are seeking Director of Material candidates for a well established manufacturer in the midwest.  This is a fantastic career opportunity for someone with a successful background in supply chain, purchasing, and procurement.

Location: U.S. - Midwest


  • Member of the upper management team that helps drive and lead the organization.
  • Manage all personnel associated with raw material purchase, inventory, and movement.
  • Responsibilities include direct report and oversight of multiple Buyers, Material Estimator, and Warehouse Manager.
  • Also responsible for finding, sourcing, and procuring all raw material to support manufacturing 150 individual jobs/contracts monthly. This includes determining current costing and lead-times to prepare accurate material cost estimates for 300 quotes per month.
  • Weekly preparation of reports related to raw material movement, quotes, and jobs for management presentation.
  • Oversight of cycle count, monthly, and year-end physical inventory, including reconciliations.
  • Review and adjustment of any processes associated with raw materials – either procurement, storage, or issuance. This includes maintenance of Approved Supplier Lists, Work Instructions, and procedures to maintain appropriate controls to meet AS9100 requirements.
  • Review of current inventory to maintain Min/Max programs including establishing appropriate quantities and levels.
  • Daily review of current factory schedule and inbound material timing to verify arrival to support production start as planned.
  • Procurement of MRO and supply items per company procedures.
  • Preparation of raw material quotes for multiple year, multiple delivery long term RFQ’s.
  • Reconciliation of monthly raw material receipts to determine necessary measurements for timely receipt, category of receipt, and miscellaneous transactions.


  • Minimum of 3 years of procurement/purchasing management/leadership. Contract manufacturing environment is desirable.
  • Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office 365)
  • Excellent problem solving, negotiation and persuasion skills.
  • Able to work independently, stay focused, and dependable.
  • Able to set work priorities and be organized.
  • Ability to manage the demands and changes in the work environment, while managing time effectively to meet deadlines.

Travel Required: Minimal

Relocation Allowance: Yes


Competitive wage and benefit package.

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