Materials Manager

Comprehensive Logistics Co Inc

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Columbus, MS

Job Description

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Job Overview:

Be a part of momentum and innovation. Comprehensive Logistics Co. Inc. is accelerating its agile diversification into new markets and expanding its current market base. You’re invited to join this company where your contributions fuel the momentum!

We are a lean company who relies on workforce talent, and in return gives you the opportunity to engage in the growing 3rd party logistics service provider market-space differentiated by our contract manufacturing process disciplines, such as integrated robotics, vision-based error-proofing and advanced IT applications in digital material flow management.

If you are energized by solving challenges, ranging from small operational details to big strategic challenges with industry changing implications, come join us.

At Comprehensive Logistics Co. Inc. (CLI), individuals are valued for their dedication to perfecting processes and teamwork performance.

As the MATERIALS MANAGER, you will be responsible for the following:


  • People leader
    o Apply and teach the lean principles of material pull systems to support customer requirements
    o Effectively train all material staff ranging from clerks to managers
    o Mentor, teach and lead employees to support solid succession planning and continually improve the depth of the team
    o Perform layered audits and drive open items to closure
    o Effectively communicate cross-functionally and with customers to plan launches, resolve issues and maintain CLI principles of operation
    o Always be willing to help
  • Exceed customer expectations
    o Establish/maintain effective KPI’s, monitor performance and initiate improvement opportunities
    o Utilize/maintain PFEP (plan for every part)
    o Turn data into business cases to ensure we make fact-based decisions
    o Maintain accurate inventories and inventory control using techniques such as min-max and cycle count processes
    o Manage and enforce material flow and traceability in a warehousing environment using scanning technology and visual management
    o Manage the engineering change process to ensure breakpoints are achieved and communicated effectively
    Resolve material shortages, overflow situations, and discrepant records effectively by root-cause analysis and then document continuous improvement

  • Understanding of the business
    o Proficient in Third Party Services including sequencing, kitting, repack, deconsolidation, and bulk and small lot metering
    o Knowledge of Integrated Supply Chain Model (i.e. Part Sequencing, Sub Assembly, Cross Docking, operation management, logistics, warehousing, and material handling)
    o Experience developing/implementing cross-functional metrics
    o Lean material management principles focused on reducing waste and standardizing processes
    o Demonstrated success in supply chain and logistics process improvement activities
    o Understand the lean principles of material pull systems to support customer requirements
  • People skills
    o Strong skills in managing salaried and hourly employees
    o Exceptional customer interfacing skills
    o Demonstrated team-building, leadership, talent development, and mentoring skills
  • Information Technology
    o Proficient in Microsoft Office products to include: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.
    o Experience with material management features or modules in SAP would be an advantage
    o Materials systems EXPERT (with multiple systems)
  • Other
    o Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
    o Strong written and verbal communication skills
    o Strong analytical, problem solving, and follow up skills
    o Proven skill in using data to make fact-based decisions and drive business cases approvals.
    o Exceptional time management, program management, and organizational skills
    o Travel is within a 20-mile radius
    o Work long hours when required


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Supply Chain, Material Management, Engineering required.
  • APICS, CPIM, and Six Sigma certifications are an advantage.


  • Must have prior Warehousing, Logistics and/or 3PL experience
  • Minimum of 6 years of management experience required

For immediate consideration, please send a resume to [email protected] 

Comprehensive Logistics Inc. (CLI) is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.