Kappa Search | Chicago Employment Agency | Materials Manager Position

Kappa Search Inc. is a Chicago employment agency that specializes in manufacturing, engineering, technical sales and supply chain recruitment and placement. We are currently recruiting for a Materials Manager for a top client as follows:

The incumbent will be dynamic and aggressive in getting tangible results and motivating people. Will understand all processes from forecasting to production to MRP to engineering changes to new products to scheduling, etc.

  • Clearly understands the order/sales forecast process and can be a leader and resource for both the sales team and the production team.
  • Is a master of materials management.
  • Strong with systems, MRP and scheduling.
  • Clearly understands the required interface with Procurement.
  • Understands how to establish the right processes for material management: PFEP, kanbans, backflushing.
  • Is comfortable on the shop floor – knows what makes the floor go.
  • Significant exposure to a lean environment. Multiple plant experience.
  • Transportation & warehouse experience desirable.


  • Bachelors degree in Business, Computer Science, Operations or Supply Chain Management or equivalent.
  • Several years technical experience with supply chain and materials management.
  • 3 + years in a management capacity.