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Materials Manager

Date Posted:  Jun 23, 2022
Requisition ID:  372261

Plainfield, IN, US, 46168

Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


About the Indiana Department of Correction:

We promote public safety by providing meaningful, effective opportunities for successful re-entry.  As the model of best correctional practices, we strive to return productive citizens to our communities and inspire a culture of accountability, integrity and professionalism. 


Salary Information:

The salary for this position starts at a base salary of $41,574 annually.

About the Job:

As the Materials Manager, you will serve at the senior level of administration in Indiana Correctional Industries (ICI). You will act in an administrative, technical and supervisory role and all industries manufacturing operations at the institutional level which includes multiple operations in multiple correctional institutions throughout Indiana. This role reports to the Production Control Specialist at the ICI Central Office.

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this roles are as follows:

  • Review out of stock transactions to determine actions necessary to bring the inventory into line with product sales;
  • Monitor inventory movements/transactions and ensure minimum stock levels are achieved
  • Generated purchase requisitions to verify accuracy, terminology, specifications and consistency with stock levels, before proceeding to procurement department
  • Analyzes raw material usage, work force utilization, facility industry shop layout, and operational data to determine efficient utilization of offender workers and equipment
  • Develop and maintain sales and material usage projections for all products sold by ICI
  • Working with the engineering staff to develop labor standards and material usage for custom built, new and existing products
  • Communicates with sales, procurement, engineering staff, plant management, plant supervisors/foreman on procurement and production schedule problems
  • Offer creative ideas to cut costs, improve efficiency and quality control
  • Calculates safety stock requirements for all products sold by ICI
  • Develop and maintain a reporting system to include but not limited to:  comparisons between product production and scheduled production, production offender workforce requirements compared to actual, material uasages focused on excessive waste, and safety stock requirments

The job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to interview and to perform the essential functions of this role.

What You'll Need for Success:

  • Two (2) years of experience in production scheduling and material requirement management, or product development or project management, or in procurement, procedure methods, or accredited college training in, Industrial Engineering, Material Management or Material Requirement Processes.
  • Knowledge of materials management and production/inventory control systems, material flow and storage or raw materials, work- in-progress materials and finished goods storage
  • Managerial abilities in a manufacturing business
  • Ability to effectively direct, train, supervise and coordinate the activities of the institutional staff
  • Effective communication skills both orally and written

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role may serve as a team lead for an assigned work group.

Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes:

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan)
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution)
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options
  • Group life insurance
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • New Parent Leave
  • Free Parking
  • Free LinkedIn Learning


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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