Chicago procurement recruiting firm seeks a Materials Manager

Kappa Search, Inc. is the city of Chicago’s leading technical recruiting firm that specializes in the permanent placement of manufacturing and procurement roles. Currently, we are seeking a Materials Manager for our client. We are specifically looking for someone who is able to take the initiative in streamlining both film/supplier development and various internal processes and policies. This person will need to be an effective communicator, as a means to properly determine customer product requirements. In addition, he/she should be comfortable overseeing and managing personnel and their responsibilities in the entire purchasing/buying/planning department.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Maintain proper inventory of all supplies
  • Direct and mentor staff on their responsibilities, as needed
  • Request quotes to suppliers regarding customer specifications
  • Interview and gauge potential prospective suppliers
  • Oversee all purchasing agreements
  • Consistently maintain safety and quality of products


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain Management (or related)
  • At least 5-7 years managing film and resin suppliers
  • At least 5 years of experience in food packaging, Manufacturing (or related)
  • Experience purchasing film
  • Experience with global procurement
  • Excellent analytical and interpersonal skills


  • Sourcing experience with film or packaging