Materials Manager

Who we’re looking for.

ARD is in search of a Materials Manager that will be responsible for planning, directing or coordinating the process of buying materials, products and services.



  • Ensure material availability issues are proactively managed in a manner that does not impact production.
  • Ensure all scheduled events are occurring in a timely manner (i.e. Sending of: releases, ASNs, pull sheets, cycle counts, etc.)
  • Establish and follow procedures that will assure that all premium freight costs are minimized.
  • Establish and follow procedures that will assure that material shortages do not impact production.
  • Eliminate obsolescence, develop & implement procedures to insure obsolescence are minimized or eliminated.
  • Ensure that the materials team operates within its approved budget.
  • Provide professional customer service as direct liaison to customers from a materials perspective.
  • Provide Measurable data in various formats (charts, graphs, etc.).
  • Assure that material processes are in place and being followed at all times.
  • Provide direction and support to supervisory personnel in their responsibilities.
  • To facilitate the use of manpower in an efficient and effective manner.
  • To assure the use of quality policies, safety protocol, pull systems, JIT manufacturing, WPO, new program development and ISO standards at all times.
  • To track manpower and maintenance schedules with accumulated paperwork.
  • Oversee raises and hiring of materials personnel.
  • Provide effective communication between internal departments using e-mail and other written documentation.
  • Drive the use of CIT to eliminate waste and make process improvements.
  • Ensure all material is being rotated in compliance with FIFO process.


• Bachelors Degree or equivalent preferred in a technical, business, or financial discipline preferred.
• 3 years experience in a JIT company, 5 years experience preferred.
• Previous materials scheduling experience required.
• Experience in more than one of the following: QAD/MFG-Pro, Materials Scheduling, Problem Solving (8-D), Kiazen, Lean Manufacturing, Error Proofing, Launch experience


We're always looking for new people to join our team of game-changers and problem-solvers. If this looks like the position for you, feel free to drop us your resume and cover letter to start the conversation.