Materials Manager

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Caroline Discenza | (791) 663-1175 | Pittsburgh, PA


Over five years of experience managing materials in a production environment. Skilled at reducing waste and maximizing efficiency while maintaining high quality standards. Proven ability to work well with other departments to ensure timely delivery of products. Experienced in both Kanban and MRP systems


Materials Manager at Boeing, PAApr 2022 - Present

  • Led a team of 4 buyers in the procurement of $30 million in direct and indirect materials for production.
  • Negotiated prices with suppliers that resulted in an annual savings of $2.5 million.
  • Implemented new MRP software system that reduced inventory levels by 10%.
  • Developed and implemented supplier performance metrics that improved on-time delivery from 70% to 95%.
  • Led cross-functional teams in root cause analysis of quality issues, resulting in a 50% reduction in customer complaints.
  • Managed warehouse staff of 15 employees responsible for receiving, storing, and shipping raw materials and finished goods.

Assistant Materials Manager at Lockheed Martin, PAAug 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Reduced costs by $100,000 through negotiating better prices with vendors.
  • Implemented a new inventory management system that reduced waste by 15%.
  • Trained and developed 3 subordinates, who were promoted to Materials Manager positions within 1 year.
  • Led the team in developing a new just-in-time delivery system which saved the company $250,000 per year in storage costs.
  • Negotiated contracts with 5 major suppliers which resulted in an annual savings of $50,000.
  • Successfully completed 2 large projects on time and under budget.


Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University, PAAug 2013 - May 2017

I have learned how to analyze materials at a atomic level and understand how they will behave in different environments.


  • Materials Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Logistics
  • Transportation
  • Warehouse Operations

Charese Ozmun | (157) 226-0019 | Des Moines, IA


I am a highly experienced materials manager with over 5 years in the industry. I have extensive experience managing inventory, ordering and replenishing stock, developing supplier relationships, and coordinating shipping schedules. I am an expert at streamlining processes to increase efficiency and reduce costs. I thrive in fast-paced environments and am able to think on my feet to solve problems quickly. My strong attention to detail ensures that all orders are accurate and deadlines are met.


Materials Manager at John Deere, IAMay 2022 - Present

  • Reduced inventory levels by 25% through improved forecasting and strategic supplier partnerships.
  • Implemented a new just-in-time delivery system which reduced late deliveries by 15%.
  • Led the development of a new packaging process that increased product shelf life by 10%.
  • Negotiated favorable contract terms with key suppliers that resulted in an annual savings of $500,000.
  • Spearheaded the introduction of lean manufacturing principles that reduced production waste by 20%.
  • Developed and implemented a training program for all materials staff that led to a 50% reduction in errors.

Assistant Materials Manager at Caterpillar, IAJul 2017 - Mar 2022

  • Successfully managed inventory for $5 million in raw materials and components while maintaining accuracy of less than 1%.
  • Created a new system for tracking supplier performance which resulted in on-time delivery increasing from 85% to 95%.
  • Worked with purchasing department to develop cost savings initiatives that reduced spend on direct materials by 10%.
  • Successfully implemented Kanban systems at 2 manufacturing facilities, resulting in decreased WIP and increased productivity.
  • Trained 3 junior buyers on procurement best practices and mentored them through their professional development.
  • Led the cross-functional team responsible for developing and validating new MRP software, went live within 6 months of project start date.


Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering at Iowa State UniversitySep 2012 - May 2017

I have learned how to effectively communicate with people from various backgrounds, how to work independently and as part of a team, how to manage my time efficiently, and how to conduct research.


  • Materials Management
  • Inventory Control
  • Purchasing
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation Logistics
  • Warehouse Operations
  • Materials Handling