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Material Manager

Brookwoods Group is working with a Chemical Manufacturing Company to identify a Materials Manager. 

Materials Manager is responsible for sourcing, purchasing, and managing the inventory of chemicals required for company operations. This role involves negotiating with suppliers, maintaining inventory levels, ensuring the quality of purchased chemicals, and coordinating with various departments to meet production demands and compliance standards.


  • Source and evaluate suppliers of chemicals to ensure quality, reliability, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Negotiate contracts, prices, and terms with suppliers to secure advantageous deals.
  • Place and manage purchase orders for chemicals and related supplies.
  • Monitor and maintain optimal inventory levels to prevent shortages and overstock situations.
  • Implement and manage inventory tracking systems to ensure accurate stock levels.
  • Conduct regular inventory audits and reconcile discrepancies.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key suppliers.
  • Evaluate supplier performance regularly and manage supplier performance issues.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
  2. 7 + years of experience in chemical procurement and inventory management.
  3. Strong knowledge of chemical products, market trends, and supply chain processes.
  4. Excellent negotiation, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  5. Proficiency in inventory management software and Microsoft Office Suite.


  • Experience in the manufacturing or chemical industry.
  • Certification in Supply Chain Management (e.g., CPIM, CSCP).
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements related to chemical handling and storage.


  • Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US without employer assistance.
  • This is a full-time position as our client's employee.
  • The role is based in Houston, TX.
  • Position is onsite
  • Background and Drug screening will be required prior to reporting for duty.
  • Please contact us and use reference number:  R2406485

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