Kelly Services Materials Manager in Memphis, Tennessee


We currently have a great and rewarding opportunity for a Materials Manager for one of our great clients at their Memphis, TN facility! The Materials Manager will be responsible for implementing, coordinating, administrating, and managing all activities related to receiving, supply chain, inventory management, and aftermarket of purchased parts and raw material.


  • Manage trailer yard for inbound shipments for production and non-production materials.

  • Create, implement, and continuously improve a world-class unloading, receiving, and put-away process for production materials.

  • Continuously improve supermarket storage and retrieval process.

  • Deliver components to our internal customers in such a way that “thrills” them.

  • Lower in-house and in-transit inventory levels year-over-year.

  • Develop departmental / cross-functional teams and provide direction for most efficient flow of work.

  • Track and adjust manpower based on current production requirements. Drive and implement lean principles into every aspect of the supply chain. Manage direct reports.

  • Hit days-on-hand and inventory (dollars) metric each month.

  • Track performance via departmental metrics.

  • Solve problems at the root using relentless root cause analysis tools.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in supply chain or engineering preferred. APICS certification a plus.

  • 8+ years of experience and knowledge in materials management.

  • Problem solving oriented using lean manufacturing tools.


  • Materials and lean experience required.

  • Experience in the transportation, receiving, warehousing, handling and a flow of materials.

  • Strong data handling skills.

  • Strong computer skills – Excel, Word, Powerpoint

  • Strong communication skill: both verbal and written.

  • Domestic and/or international travel as required.

Please Note:

This company does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term.

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Kelly puts you in charge of your career, with access to cutting edge projects and technologies in industry leading organizations. Top companies throughout the world have trusted Kelly as a premier source of engineering talent and services since 1965. And engineering job seekers know Kelly as a firm with an unmatched reputation for quality, integrity and professionalism. Whether you seek the variety and flexibility of working on short term project engagements, or prefer contract-to-hire or direct hire placement with our clients, apply with Kelly to explore opportunities that suit your specific professional interests.

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