Cornerstone Building Brands

Materials Manager

Sidney, OH - Full-time

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Cornerstone Building Brands | Employer reference: REF8090T

Materials Manager


Sidney, OH, US

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About Us

Cornerstone Building Brands is a premier exterior building solutions provider serving both the residential and commercial markets across North America. The building products we manufacture are the cornerstone of the communities where people live, work and play -from homes to hospitals, grade schools to grocery stores, manufacturing facilities to municipal buildings and beyond.

Through the core values and consistent behaviors and mindsets embraced by our employees, we have built a culture dedicated to understanding our customers' needs and what matters most to their success. We know that it's our people that make the difference and we are deeply committed to building a workplace and global community where inclusion is not only valued, but prioritized, providing an environment of mutual respect where equal employment opportunities are available to all applicants and team members.

Job description

The Materials Manager plays a crucial role in overseeing and optimizing the supply chain and materials management processes within a manufacturing facility. This position is responsible for planning, coordinating, and controlling the flow of materials to ensure efficient production, minimize costs, and maintain inventory accuracy. The Materials Manager collaborates closely with various departments to meet production schedules and quality standards.

The Materials Manager is a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and cost-effective operation of the manufacturing facility. Effective materials management directly impacts production efficiency, cost control, and overall customer satisfaction.


Materials Planning and Forecasting:

  • Develop and execute material planning strategies to meet production demands and customer orders
  • Forecast material requirements based on production schedules, historical data, and market trends
  • Continuously monitor and adjust inventory levels to prevent shortages or excesses

Supplier Management:

  • Support the identification, evaluation, and selection of suppliers/vendors based on synergies at plant, quality, cost, and delivery performance. Together with Product Management, BU/Corp sourcing team
  • Support the negotiation of contracts, terms, and agreements with suppliers to ensure favorable terms and conditions. Support the team in tracking performance as a person inside the plant’s four walls each day
  • Maintain strong relationships with suppliers and drive supplier performance improvement

Inventory Control:

  • Implement inventory control strategies to minimize carrying costs while ensuring materials availability
  • Conduct regular inventory audits and cycle counts to maintain accuracy and identify discrepancies
  • Develop and manage material replenishment systems, such as Just-In-Time (JIT) and Kanban

Production Scheduling:

  • Collaborate with production managers to create and maintain production schedules that align with material availability
  • Monitor and adjust schedules as needed to address changes in demand or supply constraints

Logistics and Transportation:

  • Manage and coordinate the movement of materials, including shipping, receiving, and internal material transfers
  • Optimize transportation methods to minimize costs and ensure on-time deliveries
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable regulations and safety standards

Cost Management:

  • Analyze cost data to identify opportunities for cost reduction and process improvements
  • Implement cost-effective strategies for material procurement, storage, and handling

Team Leadership:

  • Lead a team of materials and logistics professionals, providing guidance, coaching, and performance feedback
  • Foster a collaborative and efficient working environment within the materials department

Continuous Improvement:

  • Identify and implement process improvements and best practices to enhance materials management efficiency
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends, technologies, and best practices.
  • Lead projects to support OTIF improvement across production lines, managing projects and timelines

Quality Assurance:

  • Ensure that materials meet quality standards and specifications, collaborating with quality control teams as needed
  • Develop and enforce quality control processes within materials management

Reporting and Documentation:

  • Maintain accurate records of inventory levels, transactions, and supplier performance
  • Generate reports and key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess materials management performance


  • HS Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain Management, Business, Engineering, or a related field preferred. 
  • 3+ years of experience in materials management in a manufacturing environment
  • Strong knowledge of supply chain management principles, inventory control, and logistics
  • Proficiency in using materials management software and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems (i.e. JDE)
  • Strong technical acumen including, MS Office Suite (advanced), and PowerBI 
  • Strong background in streamlining processes and increasing productivity
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Leadership and team management skills
  • Attention to detail and a commitment to quality
  • Relevant certifications (e.g., APICS, CSCP) is a plus

Additional information

Why work for Cornerstone Building Brands?

Our teams are at the heart of our purpose to positively contribute to the communities where we live, work and play. Full-time* team members receive** medical, dental and vision benefits starting day 1. Other benefits include PTO, paid holidays, FSA, life insurance, LTD, STD, 401k, EAP, discount programs, tuition reimbursement, training, and professional development. You can also join one of our Employee Resource Groups which help support our commitment to providing a diverse and inclusive work environment.

*Full-time is defined as regularly working 30+ hours per week. **Union programs may vary depending on the collective bargaining agreement.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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Cornerstone Building Brands is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. You can find the Equal Employment Opportunity Poster here. You can also view Your Right to Work Poster here along with This Organizations Participation in E-Verify Poster here. If you'd like to view a copy of the company's affirmative action plan or policy statement, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or If you have a disability and you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to search for a job opening or to submit an online application, please contact Human Resources at 281-897-7788 or This email is used exclusively to assist disabled job seekers whose disability prevents them from being able to apply online. Only emails received for this purpose will be returned. Messages left for other purposes, such as following up on an application or technical issues not related to a disability, will not receive a response.

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