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Materials Manager II

Job Req ID:  6596

Thomasville, AL, US, 36784

Date:  May 10, 2021

LP Building Products is a leading global manufacturer of engineered wood products.  At LP, creating new solutions for building is who we are. Since we pioneered our first engineered wood product, we’ve been continually creating better products to fit the changing needs of the building industry. 

LP’s values-driven, positive culture creates an environment where talented and hardworking people thrive in a safe, ethical, fun, challenging and rewarding place to work.  For more than 40 years, we’ve developed careers and provided advancement opportunities in the building products industry. 

Job Purpose

Position is responsible for inventory management and inventory control, and accountable for site compliance of all corporate supplier agreements. Position will assist in managing the planning, implementation and fiscal responsibilities of the procurement of goods and services, including non-fiber raw materials, consumables and storeroom items, for a facility or multiple facilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Utilize demand forecasts and production schedules to plan and schedule incoming raw materials and consumables. Manage raw materials and consumables inventory levels consistent with mill and business unit strategies.
  • Implement a coordinated materials management approach to inventory management and procurement.
  • Optimize inventory levels in the storeroom
  • Monitor inventory usage and perform data analyses to manage Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s)
  • Manage and report the weekly/monthly spend for the site
  • Pulling and kitting of maintenance work order parts, where required
  • Manage site order-to-pay process including, but not limited to: Open Purchase Order Report, Receiving Process, Buyer Messages, Received Not Invoiced (RNI) Report, and Invoiced Not Received (INR) Report
  • Manage and oversee site compliance of corporate supply agreements. Negotiate site specific agreements as needed to meet plant requirements.
  • Leverage buying capabilities through coordination of purchases and development of relationships with key suppliers.
  • Assist in the overall cost reduction efforts of the site.
  • Monitor, track, and improve supplier performance metrics at plant and regional level.
  • Team with key internal customers to meet their requirements for goods and services.
  • Communicate Supply Management strategies and projects at the site.
  • Assist in the development of long-term supplier relationships.
  • Develop an understanding of, support of, and use of the Supply Management Six Step Business Process.
  • Supervise storeroom staff; hire, train, and complete performance evaluations.
  • Provide guidance to less experienced supply management staff.
  • Perform all duties in accordance with safety rules and regulations.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of Lean Six Sigma skills – LSS Black Belt or Green Belt preferred.
  • Knowledge of effective materials management and inventory control – prior experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of effective supervisory and management practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of and ability to develop materials management plan metrics.
  • Good negotiating and interpersonal skills.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to be a self-starter and a change agent.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong supplier and site relationships.
  • Ability to work in teams.
  • Ability to operate a computer and supporting software.


  • Associate’s degree in Business, Finance, Accounting or related field required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in same preferred.


  • 3-5 years demonstrated procurement/supply management experience.
  • 1-2 years supervisory experience.

Or any equivalent combination of experience and training that demonstrates the ability to perform the key responsibilities of this position.

Work Environment

  • Primarily office work within a plant environment.
  • Occasional extended work hours and travel required.

  • LP offers competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits and programs including health and welfare benefits, 401(k) program, career mobility, tuition reimbursement, volunteer opportunities, profit sharing and more.

    Nearest Major Market: Mobile AL

    Job Segment: Manager, Lean Six Sigma, Supply, Procurement, Facilities, Management, Operations