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Materials Manager

Job Description

A collective energy and ambition. A place where you can make a real difference.

We’re a company that genuinely cares about our people, our products, our consumers and the environment.

Our unique, informal culture champions courage, determination and collaboration. Knowing we have an open and supportive team means each of us has the freedom to take responsibility and ownership. We have a shared passion to work hard, innovate and push boundaries.

United by the belief that when we strive for growth, anything is possible. While we might not be the largest company in our industry, we believe we can have the biggest impact because: Together We Have the Power to Win.

General Summary:

This position will be responsible for managing all plant supply chain functions, including procurement, production forecasting/planning/scheduling, inventory management, material receiving (non-bulk), plant capacity and utilization modeling, and operations warehousing functions.  

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to build strong teams; train, guide and communicate to team members. Help them define goals and measure progress toward them. Perform periodic evaluations as requested by the company.
  • Responsible at all times for promoting a safety culture and awareness within their area of responsibility.  Support all plant safety policies and procedures at all times.
  • Utilize best in class practices in the areas of MRP (manufacturing resource planning) while achieving company benchmarks related to raw materials inventory levels and turns, master schedule compliance, on-time deliveries, supplier quality and procurement costs.
  • Actively participate in supplier interaction activities, such as quality and delivery issues, supplier visits and audits.
  • Department oversight in support of production scheduling, planning requirements for purchasing materials or services, and ensuring delivery of materials to production consistent with established schedules.
  • Develop, implement, and lead critical supply management initiatives to enhance the supply base and facilitate cost improvements.
  • Plan, direct and coordinate activities of the production planners: line scheduling, purchasing, daily reporting, & BOM maintenance.
  • Manage an effective logistics system for inventory management and production scheduling that ensures customer satisfaction while meeting the company's business and regulatory objectives.
  • Collaborate with Corporate Procurement to develop and implement sourcing strategies, negotiate contracts, and develop supply agreements for raw materials, equipment, commodities, and services.
  • Identify and recommend improvements to supply chain metrics and performance standards using research, supplier relationships, industry knowledge, and best practices.
  • Oversee and support the company's ERP and documentation systems as they relate to supply chain operations and procurement.
  • Support supplier selection and verification activities via audits, research, references, and other methods as required.
  • Provide periodic reports, analyses, and plans related to supply chain issues and raw materials inventory metrics ranging from short-term to long-term consideration.
  • Direct supervision of Warehouse Supervisor, Chemical Warehouse Coordinator, and Planning Department, including subsequent direct reports.
  • Maintain a competent staff through selection, training, development, motivation and performance management.
  • Troubleshoot material availability, manage and monitor materials and supply inventories
  • Evaluate products to comply with specification and quality standards and interact with sales, production, and R&D to determine present and future materials requirements.
  • Manage spot yard and Humble Warehouse flow of raw materials to assure production lines run on schedule via line supply/return procedures.
  • Manage cycle counting program for raw materials and finished goods.
  • Analyze, investigate and implement methods to improve efficiency and reduce inventory of raw materials and finished goods.
  • Creation and execution of annual goals/objectives and performance feedback sessions.
  • Develop and manage annual budget for department.
  • Promote fair and consistent adherence to all local and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Foster and maintain good employee relations through all the appropriate methods of communications and positive employee relations practices.
  • Manage and maintain all plant data, reports, and forms related to capacity and utilization planning and strategies.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels of the organization
  • Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and concisely in multiple media – verbal, written, etc.
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills. 
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Solid critical thinking skills and ability to create new, innovative ways to handle the supply chain function.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office Suite and SAP).
  • Ability to analyze data and make appropriate recommendations.
  • Ability to maintain absolute confidentiality at all times and in all situations.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations associated with FDA, GMP, OSHA, etc. and maintain good housekeeping practices in all work departments.
  • In-depth knowledge of production operations, including equipment, materials, and work flow, etc.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Supply Chain Management, Purchasing, Logistics, Materials Management, Business or related field is required.
  • 7-10 years previous supply chain, materials management or inventory management experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment preferred.  Experience in CPG industry a plus.


Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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