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Title:  Materials Manager

Req ID:  1501
Job Category:  Supply Chain

Puyallup, WA, US, 98371

Job Family

MFG Salary




MFG Salary

Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Manages constant supply of raw materials required to support production in a high velocity, just-in-time, make-to-order, Lean manufacturing environment. 


Foster a safety culture and the implementation of safety policies and training in compliance with the company safety program and OSHA regulations to eliminate work related injuries. 

Manage timely receipt and disposition of materials. 

Plan, order, execute and manage storage of critical raw materials in accordance with supplier selections and guidelines provided by Sourcing Operations using MAP/MRP system. 

Oversee Lean raw material replenishment and storage on the production floor, including initial set up, daily usage estimates, trigger points, and reorder quantities. 

Plan for material life cycle management and elimination of obsolete inventory items. Work to reduce waste through the value chain. 

Create and issue quality alerts.  

Report on quality defects of raw materials to Sourcing Operations for resolution. 

Maintain accurate inventory levels in line with cost and service goals by using MRP system and taking cycle counts as needed to resolve discrepancies. 

Participate in cycle count process and ensure that materials are stored in the designated locations. 

Maintain an optimum inbound delivery profile. Assist with inbound freight cost management. 

Assist Supply Chain Manager by identifying opportunities to improve KRA's (key results areas) while growing the business through service excellence.  

Functional/Technical Competencies


8-10 years related experience in a Lean manufacturing environment. 

BA/BS Degree in a related field or equivalent work experience. 

Strong computer (proficient in ERP systems and Microsoft Office Suite), analytical and organizational skills. 

Experience with OSHA. 

APICS/CPM certification preferred. 


Job Factors/Work Environments

Up to 25% travel. 

Key Relationships


Results Focus
Project Management
Problem Solving/Analysis


Serta Simmons Bedding is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer with a Drug-Free Working Environment.  It is committed to not discriminating and treating all qualified applicants equally without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. 

Nearest Major Market: Tacoma
Nearest Secondary Market: Seattle