Materials Manager

PVI Industries

Woodland, CA

Directs and coordinates activities of personnel engaged in distributing materials, equipment, and supplies in an organization by performing the following duties personally or through subordinate supervisors.


  • Plans and implements activities related to the timely, cost-effective procurement, inventory control, planning and quality control of production materials.
  • Develops, implements, and maintains policies, procedures, and material control systems to reduce costs, streamline procedures, and implement solutions.
  • Maintain correctly balanced inventory levels on all purchased material and supplies to prevent out of stock conditions and cash flow problems relating to inventory.
  • Guarantee a continuous inventory supply, establish and maintain proper levels of inventory turns, and to control the level of backorders.
  • Forecast inventory levels on a rolling 90 day go forward so as to anticipate inventory levels and cash flow needs.
  • Work closely with Marketing and Sales to properly forecast new product timelines and sales.
  • Develop and provide leadership to the Planning personnel in effectively utilizing:
    • A Master Production Schedule
    • A Material Requirements Planning system
    • Ensures the availability of materials in the supply chain, as scheduled, and the maintenance of inventory at minimum acceptable levels.
  • Ensure the quality and timely delivery of purchased items in support of production schedules and customer requirements.
  • Eliminate past due backlog and backorders for all products determined to be available in stock upon demand.
  • Organizes, supervises, and directs the work of storeroom and central supply personnel engaged in receiving, issuing, and delivering supplies and equipment.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders and change notices.
  • Reviews purchase order claims and contracts for conformance to company policy.
  • Assigns procurement requests to the appropriate personnel.
  • Develops and installs clerical and office procedures and practices, and studies work flow, sequence of operations, and office arrangement to determine expediency of installing new or improved office machines.
  • Arranges for disposal of surplus materials.


1. Collaborate Across Workgroups

All candidates will be interviewed against our core competencies. If there are additional competencies unique to this position add them from the list found on the Connect Website.

2. Communicate Effectively
3. Deliver High Quality Work
4. Drive for Results
5. Focus on the Customer
6. Initiate Positive Change


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university Ten plus years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations. Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Database software; Internet software; Inventory software; Manufacturing software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software..


Direct reports? Ensure company policies are followed. Enforce company safety policies.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, talk, and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand, sit, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include: close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work in a manufacturing environment May occasionally be required to perform job duties outside the typical office setting.


Travel Required:10%20%40%50% or more

*As required by the Americans Disabilities Act (ADA)

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