DEW Engineering and Development is a multi-divisional technology company that designs and manufactures innovative products for global clients.  DEW provides a wide range of services and products to our military and commercial customers including:  design, test and evaluation; prototyping and development; and manufacturing.  DEW offers opportunities for growth, an attractive salary, a comprehensive benefit package and an environment that promotes personal and professional success.  We currently have an opening for the following position:

Materials Manager - Miramichi, NB

The Material Manager reports directly to the Production Manager

Job Purpose:

The Material Manager’s primary function is to manage and oversee all Purchasing, Shipping/ Receiving and Warehouse operations.

Responsibilities & Duties:

(Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following)

Material Management:

  • Oversee all purchasing, shipping, receiving and warehouse activities ensuring compliance with corporate material handling strategies, policies, processes and contracts.
  • Ensure that critical material, components, equipment and services are procured at the best value for the company.
  • Create and implement material management procedures and ensure they are adhered to.
  • Ensure safe and proper off loading and on loading procedures are followed and maintained in shipping and receiving.
  • Ensure hazardous goods and shelf-life items are properly labelled and stored.
  • Ensure materials to be shipped are properly packaged and all contract specifications are followed.
  • Organize shipping through outside agents.
  • Ensure proper permits are acquired prior to shipping, particularly for oversized loads and dangerous goods.
  • Ensure all company procedures have been followed before products leave the premises.
  • Ensure materials are issued to the production department, as necessary.
  • Remove material deficiencies and surpluses.
  • Maintain and update material management system in enterprise software.

Project Management:

  • Provide information to Project Managers and Purchasing departments as required.
  • Work with Quality Assurance department to ensure product is received and shipped as required.
  • Maintain contacts with Federal Government and Private industry clients as required.
  • Liaise with Brokers and US/Canada Customs agencies as required.
  • Meet with Canada Customs and Canada Revenue Agency auditors as required and ensure that all their concerns and question are answered.
  • Attend departmental meetings as required.

Inventory Management:

  • Ensure inventory levels are accurate
  • Dispose of excess material through vendor resale or scrap.
  • Ensure that excess materials are disposed of in a cost-effective manner.
  • Ensure purchasing is aware of inventory levels.

Personnel Management:

  • Provide technical, military, material management and Visual Manufacturing advice to staff as required.
  • Supervise and act as a mentor to employees.
  • Ensure all employees comply with Health and Safety regulations and policies.
  • Ensure that all sections are running at full capacity and allocate resources as needed.
  • Respond to employee inquiries, issues and concerns and resolve accordingly.
  • Ensure all new employees are properly trained.
  • Work with Human Resources to identify development and training requirements.
  • Conduct annual performance evaluations for employees.
  • Participate in the selection of new employees.


  • Work in conjunction with the Safety/Maintenance Manager to ensure the yard is properly maintained and to assist with facility and yard upgrades
  • Ensure proper storage of DND vehicles
  • Ensure protective equipment and uniforms are available to production staff as required


  • Work well within a team environment.
  • Maintain open communication with all team members.
  • Adhere to all environmental, health and safety regulations and follow the environmental and quality management systems.
  • Travel as required.


  • Five years supervisory and warehouse experience
  • Experience working in a large-scale manufacturing environment
  • Material management expertise
  • Experience with MS Office and inventory management software


Education/ Professional Certification:

  • Post-secondary education in a related field


  • Excellent organizational and planning skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Able to lead and motivate a team
  • Strong task-management and scheduling capabilities
  • Able to work with minimal supervision
  • Conflict management
  • Negotiating skills


If your background is a match and you are interested in pursuing this challenging career opportunity, please forward your resume in confidence with "Materials Manager" in the subject line to ""  

While we thank all those who apply, only qualified candidates will be contacted.

DEW is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.