Materials Manager (L2A-Materials) Watsonville, California

We are looking for an individual who manages, controls, and directs the activities and staff involved in the multiple functions of purchasing, material planning, stores, inventory control, production control, traffic, shipping, and receiving. The right candidate develops and maintains procurement policies, which ensure timely delivery of goods, equipment, materials, and supplies at the most economical cost, consistent with quality standards and specifications of the company. Implements operating procedures concerning the selection and qualification of suppliers, processing of purchase contracts, blanket orders, and long-term purchase agreements.

The Materials Manager provides for the development and the implementation of the inventory control system to maintain and track the status of the purchase order, inventory levels, and production requirements. Supervise the analysis of the marketing forecast and preparations of the related materials forecasts to identify and plan for anticipated material requirements. Reviews production schedules to ensure timely receipt and availability of materials. Establishes and monitors the operation of the production control system.

Experience and Training: Bachelor’s degree in Material Management, a related field, or equivalent experience is required. Seven years experience in scheduling/materials/manufacturing/production control activities.

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