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Materials Manager



Molex is hiring a Materials Manager in our Naperville facility supporting our Printed Circuit Solutions team. This person will be responsible for leading a team to purchase and manage inventory related to support of electronic product manufacturing. This role is key to support the business unit’s procurement objectives.

Molex brings together innovation and technology to deliver electronic solutions to customers worldwide. With a presence in more than 40 countries, Molex offers a full suite of solutions and services for many markets, including data communications, consumer electronics, industrial, automotive, commercial vehicle and medical.

What You Will Do In Your Role

  • Anticipate and lead change. Build competitive environment that brings the greatest value to the business.
  • Collaborate with engineering and manufacturing teams to establish aggressive cost estimates for materials within development projects that allow profitable business.
  • Independently, or with sourcing team, identify qualified suppliers for standard and custom materials.
  • Manage relationship with suppliers for mutual benefit.
  • Establish material master and information record data, maintain in SAP system.
  • Submit orders through SAP and other software packages with suppliers for items required per the MRP system.
  • Procure materials requisitioned outside of MRP to support operations and development activities.
  • Resolve quality and delivery issues with suppliers.
  • Apply logic to adjust, within decision rights, buying quantities, frequency, and terms to best meet the objectives of the business.
  • Resolve Accounts Payable, supplier terms, and delivery discrepancies as required to support manufacturing.
  • Train and lead other buyer(s) within organization to support organizational objectives and professional development by leveraging Principled Based Management.
  • Monitor and act upon key performance indicators to optimize inventory levels and meet performance expectations.
  • Work with financial and management teams to execute strategy supporting profit and loss goals.
  • Ensure compliance with all safety, purchasing, financial, and environmental policies.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Experience You Will Bring


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years’ experience in sourcing, procurement, or other relevant supply chain role.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in professional environment.
  • Basic computer skills including Windows, Outlook, Word, and Excel.
  • Experience with MRP systems and inventory control, SAP system experience preferred.
  • Ability to negotiate and problem solve.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management, including international sourcing.
  • Financial modeling abilities to compare cost and value of sourcing options and how it relates to inventory value.
  • Ability to analyze data to balance customer service level with inventory value.
  • US citizenship or permanent US resident

What Will Put You Ahead

  • Adhesive and film buying experience 

In order to comply with U.S. export control laws and regulations, this position requires applicants to either provide proof of U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident status or be eligible to receive an export authorization (a license) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations and/or the Export Administration Regulations.

Our goal is for each employee, and their families, to live fulfilling and healthy lives. We provide essential resources and support to build and maintain physical, financial, and emotional strength - focusing on overall wellbeing so you can focus on what matters most. Our benefits plan includes - medical, dental, vision, flexible spending and health savings accounts, life insurance, ADD, disability, retirement, paid vacation/time off, educational assistance, and may also include infertility assistance, paid parental leave and adoption assistance. Specific eligibility criteria is set by the applicable Summary Plan Description, policy or guideline and benefits may vary by geographic region. If you have questions on what benefits apply to you, please speak to your recruiter.

At Koch companies, we are entrepreneurs. This means we openly challenge the status quo, find new ways to create value and get rewarded for our individual contributions. Any compensation range provided for a role is an estimate determined by available market data. The actual amount may be higher or lower than the range provided considering each candidate’s knowledge, skills, abilities, and geographic location. If you have questions, please speak to your recruiter about the flexibility and detail of our compensation philosophy.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including disability and protected veteran status.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.
This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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