Robert Half Finance & Accounting Supply Chain Manager in SCRANTON, Pennsylvania

Growing Lackawanna County company is seeking a Materials Manager to join their team. The Materials Manager reporting to the EVP-Manufacturing, this highly visible position with responsibility to provide results-driven leadership to the purchasing, planning, shipping/receiving, and inventory departments. Key areas of accountability include hands-on participation in department activities, planning, budgeting, purchasing, resource management, scheduling, training, supplier network, best practices, quality, and continued improvement of responsible areas. The candidate must also plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of procurement clerks and related workers involved in purchasing materials, products, and services. The ideal candidates must focus on the core areas safety, quality, customer service, productivity, and cost. 1. Strategic

  • Proactively obtain industry trend data and provide timely feedback to senior management.

  • Provide input and data to support the organization's ongoing budgeting and strategic planning process.

  • Identify and develop strategic suppliers to support the company's business goals. 2. Procurement

  • Deliver continuous improvement in supplier delivery, quality and cost.

  • Ensure timely receipt of materials to support the production schedule.

  • Manage purchase contracts to protect the organization's interests.

  • Represent companies in negotiating contracts and formulating policies with suppliers.

  • Direct and coordinate activities of personnel engaged in buying and distributing materials.

  • Locate vendors of materials, equipment or supplies, and interview them to determine product availability and terms of sales.

  • Prepare and process requisitions and purchase orders for supplies and equipment.

  • Develop and implement purchasing and contract management instructions, policies, and procedures.

  • Maintain records of goods ordered and received.

  • Participate in the development of specifications for equipment, products or substitute materials.

  • Analyze market and delivery systems to assess present and future material availability.

  • Resolve vendor or contractor grievances, and claims against suppliers.

  • Releasing work orders and entering the data in 32 Soft system 3. Departmental

  • Establish departmental goals and objectives that provide world-class materials performance to the organization.

  • Establish and track meaningful departmental reports / measurements.

  • Analyze reports, measurements and external benchmarks to identify opportunities for continuous improvement.

  • Proactively lead the materials team to continuously improve processes and procedures.

  • Manage all departmental functions such that goals and objectives are consistently achieved.

  • Adhere to company policies, procedures, and ethics codes and ensure that they are communicated and implemented within the department. 4. Scheduling / planning

  • Schedule material demands and work order completion dates in system to support production schedule.

  • Proactively manage material and work order exceptions and provide feedback to the manufacturing team

  • Interface with project managers to establish workflow including release dates, releasing order, dates, and cash flow management. 5. Inventory Management

  • Minimize overall inventory value.

  • Ensure accuracy of data in system including location, quantity on hand, value, etc.

  • Create procedures and reporting for the effective management of inventory. If interested in this or similar positions, please send a Word version of your resume to

Robert Half Finance & Accounting, the world's leader in specialized financial staffing, provides exciting full-time opportunities in the areas of accounting, bookkeeping, finance, audit, taxation and more. We pioneered the professional staffing industry, and we've been successfully matching professionals with employers since 1948. Our proven proprietary processes, along with our relationships in 325 locations worldwide, allow us to provide you unparalleled access to exciting career opportunities. But don't take our word for it. Our company once again was named first in our industry on FortuneĀ® magazine's list of "World's Most Admired Companies" (March 1, 2017), and 9 out of 10 of our customers would recommend our service to a colleague.

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Req ID: 03770-0010034757

Functional Role: Operations Manager/Director/VP

Country: USA

State: PA


Postal Code: 18505-1618

Compensation: $55,000.00 to $65,000.00 per year


  • Minimum four-year bachelor's degree from an accredited college in business administration, material management, accounting, or similar.

  • 5+ years working experience in a manufacturing environment with extensive experience in purchasing, inventory, planning, supervision, and MRP systems.

  • Self-motivated, energetic, dependable, honest, and thorough.

  • Strong planning, organizational, analytical, communication, and networking skills are required.

  • Team attitude; eager to cooperate with others with exceptional interpersonal communication skills.

  • Ability to change direction and handle multiple responsibilities and tasks on a regular basis.

  • Ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed project expectations.

  • Leadership skills with the ability to effectively delegate work to subordinates, and the ability to evaluate and positively influence performance.

  • Exceptionally high level of commitment to the success of individuals and overall projects.

  • Willing to put in extra effort and hours as needed.