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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Materials Manager


Position Summary:

To effectively plan and schedule all production resources.  Planning & purchasing of material so that the quality and timeliness of delivery do not hinder the manufacturing schedule or process.


Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Raw Material and Finished Goods Planning and Forecasting
    • Procure raw materials from approved suppliers at correct quantities to maintain continuous production, with appropriate levels of safety stock.
    • Manage arrival of raw material so that production schedule is met without interruption.
    • Review all incoming new business to determine raw material requirements – boxes, bags, sheet, etc.  Analyze the availability of each material needed. 
    • Review part histories and customer forecasts.  Use customer info, economic run quantities, and info provided by sales and corporate S&OP team to determine proper stocking levels for all finished goods.
    • Use Novolex MRP tools daily to review inventory levels for both finished goods and raw materials.  Ensure that all items are stocked at the proper levels and do not become obsolete.  Any items that are deemed obsolete must be communicated to the site manager on a monthly basis for decision on disposition.   
    • Utilize deviated material as needed to fulfill schedule or to exhaust obsolete inventory.  Calculate the cost variance and maintain a monthly folder of all deviated materials used for review during the month end review process.
  • Production Scheduling
    • Work with the Customer Service to acknowledge the ability to meet the Customer’s requested delivery date for all finished goods orders.  
    • Create and schedule all work orders in Novolex MRP system (currently IFS).
    • Manage production schedule so that all work orders are completed on or before committed dates supplied to Customers – on-time customer delivery is number one priority (OTIF). 
    • Optimize production schedule for maximum plant efficiency. 
  • Purchasing
    • Execute POs for service-related contracts – cleaning, lawn care, plowing, pest control, and equipment calibration. 
    • Place purchase orders for all raw materials, shop, cleaning, safety, and office supplies, coffee, etc.  Ensure that the pricing is current and accurate on all purchase orders before they are submitted to the vendor for fulfillment. 
    • Maintain a working knowledge of the plastics and corrugated industry including knowledge of resin / sheet / paper pricing and trends within the marketplace. 


Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or a related field or at least 5 years experience in Purchasing/Planning.
  • Must be very proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Previous experience with ERP/MRP software systems is also helpful.

Please no recruiting agencies

Following GMP in compliance with all food safety requirements.

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Holley
State:  NY

Nearest Major Market: Rochester