Materials Manager
Job Details
Thomson - Thomson, GA
Full Time
4 Year Degree
Supply Chain
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Oversee daily flow of materials through facility, leading the Shipping & Receiving Coordinator, Production Scheduler, Buyer / Planner and Material Handlers.
  • Responsible for maintaining accurate inventory levels according to Annual Operating Plan and Forecast.
  • Manage Cycle Count process ensuring compliance to established schedule, that all variances are investigated to determine root cause and that effective corrective action is taken to eliminate future variances.
  • Along with Controller responsible for planning and executing Annual Physical Inventory process, ensuring absolute variance is less than 2%.
  • Develop and implement materials handling procedures to ensure safe, accurate movement of material through the facility.
  • Coordinate, consolidate and publish daily/weekly/monthly/YTD metrics specified by the Plant Manager and scorecard process.
  • Serve as primary plant liaison on material matters to Corporate Supply Chain, other Milsco sites and Supply partners.
  • Support and coordinate with local/Corporate Materials functions in developing plant level supplier development activities as needed.
  • Recommend system/process improvement projects to Plant Manager.
  • Authorize premium/expedited freight expense in absence of the Plant Manager
  • Investigate, correct, and eliminate at the root cause any manufacturing component shortages (both internal and external).
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Bachelor degree and 8 years of related experience
  • Advanced skills with ERP and Excel Software packages.
  • Experience with Level Loading, Fixed Sequence, Kanban System development and implementation, or other Lean material practices strongly preferred.
  • Enthusiastic, self-starter with an attention to detail, service minded and able to manage multiple priorities.


  • Occasional lifting of objects up to 30 pounds,
  • Repetitive motions that may include the wrist, hands and/or fingers,
  • Requires frequent walking / standing / sitting for prolonged periods of time.