Material managers must have exceptional organization and record-keeping abilities. They will need to maintain inventory levels and eliminate aging materials. Depending on the organization, the materials manager may even be purchasing the material for the organization.
If this is the case, the material manager will need need to have sharp negotiation skills. There are many aspects when purchasing, things such as minimum quantity and quality way into purchasing.
A good materials manager will be able to work with many different teams including purchasing, production and quality. Quality of materials coming in can cause companies a large expense