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Materials Manager



Materials Manager

  • 493090
  • Palmyra, New York, United States
  • Garlock
  • Operations
  • Full-Time/Regular


  • Provides Klozure with subject matter expertise and supports all aspects of materials management with a strong focus in lean and ERP system knowledge and leadership.  

  • Develops and maintains a highly effective organization.  Participates in development, communication and measurement of strategic objectives within the materials management organization. Develops talent necessary to obtain short and long range goals by effective direction, mentoring and training.    

  • Leads improvement activities in materials planning/logistical arenas.  Conducts continuous improvement programs across business, including Lean approaches with Kanban, milk runs and similar to provide a continuous flow of material at the optimum total cost in a multi-plant/business unit environment.  

  • Analyzes results of unit operations, especially in the areas of inventory turns, freight and material variances from standard. Provides aggressive corrective action plans eliminating the root cause(s).  Leads team that communicates to business leaders regarding specific issues, detailing root cause and action taken.  

  • Lead materials planning team to arrange scheduling of production floor and procurement of raw materials, packaging materials and operating supplies to meet production requirements.   

  • Leads and coordinates physical inventory efforts.  Writes and trains in procedures, schedules activity and implements innovative approaches, like audits and cycle counts.  

  • Directs those activities that provide assurance that safety, health and environmental rules and regulations are met or exceeded.   




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Management, Engineering, Business Administration or equivalent  

  • 8-10 years broad experience in the field of materials and general management  

  • Computer skills in Google, MSOffice and ERP systems  

  • Demonstrated knowledge of optimizing materials management supply chain through the application of Lean tools and techniques.  

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  

  • Some travel may be required  





The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

Garlock values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. 


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