Materials Project Manager

Job Location

Menasha, WI US

Job Category

Manufacturing & Production


Menasha Corporation is all about possibilities. Our two businesses, Menasha Packaging and ORBIS Corporation, are leaders in their industries, providing corrugated and plastic packaging products and related services to major global companies.

Our employees make the difference, proving that great ideas, collaboration and quality turn possibilities into success. Working at Menasha Corporation means that your insights provide cutting-edge solutions for our customers. If you like to make things happen and are passionate about what you do, you’re going to want to be here.

Join us and become part of the power behind possible.

About The Opportunity
Position Summary
Responsible for the coordination and completion of projects. Oversees all aspects of projects. Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, and monitors and summarizes progress of project. Prepares reports for upper management regarding status of project.
Key Duties And Responsibilities
  • Manages/monitors and analyzes inventory and customer forecasts to initiate production scheduling and/or material orders, working closely with key stakeholders
  • Supports overall client pricing strategies including negotiating pricing with external vendors
  • Ensures timely order entry and proactively manages order timelines for assigned account(s)
  • Receives and responds to customer complaints and processes appropriate corrective actions
  • Proactively monitors open orders to advise key stakeholders of possible lead time challenges
  • Demonstrates knowledge of Menasha’s products and capabilities to align with customer’s products and objectives
  • Monitors product inventory to assure availability for production and/or distribution to customer; works with management to disposition aging inventory
  • Prepares purchase orders for outside materials
  • Prepares and reviews required business reports
  • Supports continuous improvement initiatives


Essential to this Position

Provides management and support of projects that drive materials innovation and improvement for the organization. Integrally supports manufacturing trials [on and off site] from request to completion. Collect, analyze, and summarize data in order to provide meaningful information.

  • Manage projects driven to deliver new material solutions to the business
  • Consolidate and analyze data into a meaningful format to drive material-related decision making and product specifications
  • Assist with lab and trial requests
  • Write concise and accurate project summary reports
  • Support ORBIS on and off-site production trials for material requests, as needed
  • Apply processes and project management tools to drive materials project


Education / Certifications
Education Required
Bachelor’s Degree
Education Desired
Bachelor’s Degree
Skills & Experience
Work Experience Required
Some relevant experience
Knowledge, Skills, Or Abilities Desired
  • Ability to design, implement and execute business processes and associated applications
  • Knowledge of and ability to implement effective strategies and activities that promote long-term customer loyalty
  • Knowledge of the major responsibilities, accountabilities, and organization of the customer support function or department
  • Familiarity with organization's policies, standards and procedures guiding customer interactions
  • Knowledge of practices, tools, and techniques for communicating with a customer
  • Knowledge of and ability to apply the processes, activities and tools associated with managing customer requests
Additional Requirements
  • Ability to work in and promote a culture of safety
  • Knowledge of practices, tools, and techniques for driving project success across cross functional teams
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Teams, Minitab, and Tableau
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills; be an active listener; ability to establish and maintain working relationships
  • Prioritize and organize work to meet deadlines; must be able to work effectively and tactfully under pressure
  • Adaptability and flexibility when changes arise; respond positively to change and appropriate challenge existing assumptions
  • Maintain concentration with attention to detail
  • Capability to make comparisons and calculations rapidly and accurately; read, understand, and interpret reports; compile and analyze relevant information
  • Actively serve as an influential leader
  • Ability to travel to support trials in a manufacturing environment
  • Ability to handle the stress of working with others
  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with a wide variety of roles – verbal and written
  • Ability to aid in the development of solution in conjunction with the identification of opportunities
About ORBIS Corporation Join ORBIS Corporation where we are all about the power behind possible! ORBIS believes there is a better way to optimize today’s supply chains, with reusable packaging products and packaging management services. As the North American reusable packaging leader, we design and produce plastic reusable totes, bulk containers, pallets, and custom products, including protective interiors and metal racks. Our products help world-class food, beverage, automotive and consumer goods companies move their product faster, safer, and more cost-effectively. As a steward of sustainability, ORBIS is committed to driving the circular economy and a better world for future generations through environmentally friendly product design, sustainable operations, and recycled material usage.

ORBIS, along with Menasha Packaging, an industry-leading corrugated packaging, display, and merchandising solutions provider, are companies of Menasha Corporation, one of America’s oldest private, family-owned manufacturing companies. With a history of innovation spanning more than 170 years, Menasha Corporation is headquartered in Neenah, Wis., and has 100 locations in North America and Europe.

You can check out Menasha Corporation’s culture of focusing on employees, operating responsibly, and serving customers in our online Corporate Social Responsibility Report:

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Join us and become part of the power behind possible!

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