Materials Manager

Rockford Manufacturing Ltd.

Denver, CO

Job Details

Job Location:    Corporate Headquarters - Denver, CO
Position Type:    Full Time
Education Level:    Not Specified
Salary Range:    $120,000.00 - $160,000.00 Salary
Job Shift:    Day
Job Category:    Supply Chain


About Us

Sunward Steel Buildings is an American manufacturer of cutting-edge custom metal buildings sold domestically and internationally. Metal buildings are revered as the most sustainable building type and used in a wide variety of industries and are 100% recyclable. Steel is the most recycled material on earth. Sunward is focused on the exponential growth of this green building industry. Sunward prides itself in customization, cost efficiency, time effectiveness of its building solutions.

About the Role

The Materials Manager will be responsible for overseeing and managing all aspects of materials management within our manufacturing facilities. This includes procurement, inventory control, production planning, and distribution of materials to ensure smooth and efficient operations. The Materials Manager will collaborate with various departments to optimize material flow, minimize costs, and meet production targets while ensuring compliance with quality and safety standards.

  • Develop and implement strategies to support production schedules and meet customer demand.
  • Secure material requirements and ensure timely availability of materials.
  • Manage the procurement process, including supplier selection, negotiation of contracts, and monitoring supplier performance to ensure on-time delivery, quality, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Maintain just in time inventory levels by implementing inventory control systems, conducting regular audits, and analyzing demand patterns.
  • Directs production planning and coordinates with the supporting departments to schedule material releases, allocate resources, and minimize production downtime.
  • Coordinate material movements and logistics, including receiving, inspection, storage.
  • Monitor and analyze material usage, scrap rates, and other key performance indicators to identify areas for improvement and cost reduction.
  • Develop, implement, and enforce standard operating procedures (SOPs) for materials management, ensuring compliance with safety, quality, and regulatory requirements.
  • Lead and develop a team of staff, providing training, performance feedback, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, advancements, and best practices in materials management and recommend innovative solutions to enhance operational efficiency.


About You

Basic Qualifications

  • Detail-oriented mindset with strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Directs production and inventory control, shipping and receiving, and materials management.
  • Establishes and maintains department procedures.
  • Planning
    • Directs production planning and scheduling based on bookings.
    • Coordinating and securing outbound customer freight.
    • Align production schedule with factory capacity.
  • Materials
    • Maintains and ensures inventory accuracy.
    • Oversees receiving related to purchased parts.
    • Manages and monitors storage of purchased parts.
    • Oversees and performs inventory transactions to reflect the accurate value of inventory.
  • Purchasing
    • Ensures purchasing schedules, and delivery of materials, supplies, and equipment.
    • Orders inventory to ensure deliveries within customer order schedule.
    • Identifies opportunities to reduce costs and charges.
  • Technology
    • High-level comprehension of ERP systems in a manufacturing environment.
    • Ability to oversee and maintain inventory item master data integrity.
    • Intermediate level of Microsoft Office applications with an emphasis on Excel, such as lookup formulas, pivot tables, embedded formulas, charts, and graphs, and the ability to develop in-depth data analysis models.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certifications: CPIM, CSCP, CLTD


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Group Life, AD&D
  • Long Term Disability
  • Voluntary Supplemental Benefits
  • Employee Assistant Program
  • Paid Time Off (PTO) 128 hours
  • Eight (8) paid holidays

EEOC Statement

Sunward Steel and its affiliates are an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: we are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at Sunward Steel and its affiliates are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.