Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agency | Materials Manager Position

Kappa Search inc. is a Chicago recruiting firm that specializes in manufacturing, supply chain, engineering and purchasing recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Materials Manager for a global manufacturing leader.

This position is responsible for managing several functions including purchasing, manufacturing and warehousing. Coordinates daily activities between department management and senior  management assuring compliance with corporate policies and the meeting of corporate business objectives.

  • Directs all activities related to procurement of metal components, parts and machines from intent to purchase through delivery.
  • Analyzes the requirements of material, including forecasting models to be purchased, based on current stock level.
  • Ensures the receiving of purchased machines into inventory.
  • Prepares and issues purchase orders.
  • Investigates and/or communicates with vendors to ensure that the commodities meet the specified requirements and the quality standards of the Company.
  • Analyzes and arranges for disposal of surplus materials.
  • Directs Warehouse Supervisor on coordinating traffic and conducting cycle counts on inventory.


  • Bachelor’s Degree from four-year college or university; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience in a similar position as gained through more than 5 years of experience.
  • Broad functional experience including business unit profit & loss responsibilities.
  • Managerial experience giving work direction, providing motivating, mentoring and successfully monitoring and controlling the work of employees including outsourced personnel.