Materials Manager manages the materials and inventory planning functions. Provides support to production scheduling on all material flow issues to meet production schedules and customer requirements. Being a Materials Manager interfaces with product line coordinators on the planning and forecasting of customer orders to meet shipments. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Materials Manager typically reports to a Head of a Unit/Department. The Materials Manager manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Materials Manager typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.