Materials Manager

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Nick Lazzara

Practice Director


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Oscar Vicario

Recruiting Associate




Forest Park, IL

Duraco Specialty Tapes is a PE-backed, leading manufacturer and supplier of adhesive solutions. With a rich history of 65+ years, they are established as a trusted name in delivering high-quality products and services to diverse clients worldwide.  They strive for continuous improvement, innovation, and exceptional customer service.  Duraco is dedicated to meeting the evolving needs of clients and delivering solutions that exceed their expectations.


  • Adhesive Tapes and Labels: The company provides an extensive selection of adhesive tapes and labels for various applications. Offerings include double-sided tapes, masking tapes, electrical tapes, barcode labels, and more. These products are designed to meet industry standards and enhance efficiency in packaging, labeling, and other operations.
  • Industrial Films and Tarpaulins: Duraco manufactures and supplies high-quality industrial films and tarpaulins that are used for construction, agriculture, transportation, and other industrial purposes. Their films are known for strength, durability, and resistance to harsh weather conditions.


  • Custom Product Design: Duraco offers custom product design services to meet client’s unique requirements. Their team of experienced designers and engineers work closely with customers to develop tailored solutions that optimize functionality, efficiency, and aesthetics.
  • Technical Support: Duraco has a dedicated technical support team that assists customers in troubleshooting, product installation, and maintenance. They are committed to providing prompt and reliable assistance to ensure clients’ operations run smoothly.

Duraco was acquired by OpenGate Capital, a private-equity firm based out of L.A, in 2019. They have since grown significantly both organically and through strategic acquisitions of companies, including Filmquest, Infinity Tapes, 3 Sigma, Rayven and Strata-Tac. Headquartered in Forest Park, IL, the company has warehouses throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Materials Manager


    The Materials Manager is essential to ensuring the operational needs of the business are met. The individual is responsible for maintaining optimal inventory and supply levels, as well as, addressing supply challenges. Materials Manager utilizes strong negotiation and relationship building skills with suppliers to obtain quality goods and services on time, at the lowest price.


    • Oversee and maintain inventory levels.
    • Manage a team of two (2) buyers who prepare and process purchase orders and requisitions for materials, supplies, and equipment.
    • Align material requirements with commercial and manufacturing to ensure supply availability.
    • Support VP of Supply Chain in pricing and contract negotiations with suppliers.
    • Lead implementation of cost savings, sourcing, & supply chain initiatives at Business level
    • Research vendors and collect pricing, specifications, and other data related to goods and services.
    • Act as MRP Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Purchasing team. Identifies system gaps & improvements and drives corrective action.
    • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers.
    • Generate OTIF reports and assign reason codes.
    • Assess current material availability; reasonably predicts future availability based on the market, delivery systems, and other variables.
    • Resolve grievances with vendors, contractors, and suppliers.
    • Other duties as assigned.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in related field.
    • 3+ years related experience.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with proven negotiation skills.
    • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
    • Excellent organizational and time management skills with a proven ability to meet deadlines.
    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and attention to detail
    • Thorough understanding of materials and supplies used in the company.
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
    • Ability to travel up to 10% domestically.


    Physical Demands/Requirements:

    • Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a computer
    • Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
    • Must be able to access all areas of the facility to determine needs.

    This role is based out of corporate headquarters in Forest Park, IL.


    Competitive compensation and benefits package commensurate with experience.


Gregory Dickinson

Vice President, Supply Chain

Gregory Dickinson