AL - Materials Manager

Albertville - Alabama (AL),

OK Foods

Job Description:

Over the past 80 years, OK Foods has evolved from a producer of livestock and poultry feed to one of the world’s largest fully-integrated chicken producers, but our company’s core values of taking care of our people and producing only the highest quality products have remained constant. In November 2011, OK Foods was acquired by Industrias Bachoco out of Celaya, Mexico. Today, we employ more than 3,000 workers domestically in the U.S. dedicated to producing consistently high quality products our customers have come to expect from OK Foods.

OK Foods Inc. is seeking a Materials Manager for our Albertville, AL location. This position will be reporting to our Group Manager of Operational Purchasing located at the Corporate offices in Fort Smith, AR.

Summary: Facilitate and enforce at the local level company purchasing policies, departmental procedures and buying from corporate directed contracts. Will facilitate and maintain the efficient use of purchasing/receiving, materials scheduling, supply/warehouse and maintenance inventory systems on site. This includes but not limited to packaging, food ingredients, maintenance, plant, safety, sanitation and office supplies. Activities are targeted at standardization consistent with high quality, reliability, plant and regulatory requirements.


  • Creates requisitions & purchase orders for the materials needed for the complexes to run.
  • Evaluate daily/weekly/monthly production scheduling needs to avoid customer shortages due to material outages.
  • Maintain, establish, modify acceptable inventory levels on materials and supplies.
  • Inform corporate purchasing of material status to assist in decisions that will ensure efficient operational processes and customer supply.
  • Coordinate all materials and delivery schedules.
  • Visit/meet with suppliers, manufacturers, management.
  • Assist in the procurement of goods and services targeted at reducing cost.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Bachelor's degree in business, materials management, or related field preferred but will consider at least 5 years’ experience in purchasing or materials planning.
  • Good written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Basic computer skills with Microsoft Office programs are required.
  • This person is required to maintain the confidentiality of company information and lead by example with respect to ethical and legal standards of practices.
  • This person will also supervise materials coordinators, buyers and clerks (depending on location).

Language Skills

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence. Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Certificates, Licenses, Registration : Must have a valid driver's license and must qualify for the company driving program. Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Inventory software; Spreadsheet software and Word Processing software.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer to include women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities.

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