Manager, Materials

Manager, Materials

LINAK | Louisville, KY, 40201, US
Salary Range:$77,000 – $95,000 Salary range estimated by Zippia

Posted 15 days ago

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LINAK® provides electric actuation solutions that improve people’s quality of life and working environment. Linear movement might be the simplest movement in the world. And yet, perfecting something simple is one of the hardest challenges. This is, however, what we strive to do every day at LINAK. With our innovative actuator solutions, we bring movement to for instance hospital beds, office desks, medical applications, comfort beds and some of the strongest industrial application. With more than 2,400 dedicated LINAK employees worldwide, we offer a global presence spiced with local understanding.

We are responsible in what we do – towards customers, employees and the environment. Creating trust is a natural part of who we are. We always look for ways to make it easier for our customers to engage with us.

Our solutions move people – their work and their lives. We Improve Your Life!

The role is expected to develop, maintain, manage and control a stable and competitive supply base on assigned commodities for LINAK U.S. manufacturing as well as work with and in support of the LINAK-Groups sourcing strategy. The Materials Manager will also work cross functionally with Existing Products, Supplier Quality, and R&D as needed on sourcing and continuous improvement projects.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee all material purchasing activities.
  • Oversee all international and domestic freight activities.
  • Oversee Supplier relationships and support escalations.
  • Oversee tariff management.
  • Develop and manage the team in a way to improve competencies and to establish and maintain a motivating and open working environment, with high efficiency, quality, and morale.
  • Responsible for stock levels, turnover rates, safety stock, Supply Chain S,Q,D,C,P/M (daily business), KPI responsibility, C.I. responsibilities
  • Responsible for MRP buying functions
  • Identify process improvements to improve accuracy and performance
  • Establish and maintain systems and procedures across department lines to always ensure correct planning and capacity
  • Hire and train new employees. Manage existing employees, report to HR on absenteeism, make evaluations, etc.
  • Maintain and use existing systems and procedures. Evaluate, change and improve if necessary
  • Coordinate the implementation and assist in achieving cost reduction goals
  • Ensure supplier on-time delivery of purchased goods
  • Ensure Trade agreements and price adjustments are updated and accurate
  • Ensure ECN implementation is consistent and accurate throughout supply-chain
  • Additional duties as assigned by Management


  • Minimum of four years’ experience with materials management and leadership in a manufacturing environment preferred.
  • International logistics experience required.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain or related field is required.

Screening Requirements: Criminal Background Check, Basic Skills, Education and Drug Testing

The benefits of employment at LINAK include: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Time Off, Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) Plan with Company Contribution, Teladoc, Tuition Reimbursement, Special Incentive Plans, Onsite Workout Room and Flex Time.

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