Materials Manager

Avo Photonics ( is a dynamic contract engineering services company that designs, develops and manufactures custom opto-electronic products for a large customer base. Members of our staff have the opportunity to design, prototype, and produce next generation products for a diverse range of markets including environmental, medical, military, industrial, aerospace, and communications.

We seek a diligent, dedicated and meticulous person who will help to further our success and reputation in the industry through world-class customer service. The successful candidate must plan his/her own work schedule to meet project deadlines, keep multiple records, be self-motivated, maintain a professional presence, and have the desire to take ownership of projects. 

  • Manage all aspects of material flow including purchasing, receiving, inspection, inventory, reject control, and shipping
  • Oversee the purchasing Team such that there is timely source vetting, negotiating, and purchasing of requested materials
  • Manage the secure receipt disposition of all incoming materials
  • Ensure timely inspection of materials and completeness of associated quality documents
  • Define inventory control system and continual improvements such that management is simplified and material counts are 100% accurate throughout every day
  • Establish and implement a system of controls that support inventory forecasting, purchasing and material control
  • Maintain ownership of materials on the production floor by tracking WIP, fallout, and loss to support need for 100% accurate material status and count tracking throughout every day
  • Schedule and participate in daily material review board meetings 

  • BS in business, accounting, or related discipline
  • At least 3 years in management and 6 years experience with inventory of materials in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficiency in Excel and database systems
  • Ability to work in a technical engineering team environment
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Attributes: High attention to detail, personable, social harmonizer, integrated planner, able to resolve conflicts, motivated, willing to take initiative
  • Ability to work part of day in a clean-room environment
  • US Citizen or Permanent Resident

Equal Opportunity Employer

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