Materials Analyst

Materials Control


As the number one manufacturer of indoor air quality products, we know that smart, accomplished people are the reason for our success. To create the best, we need to be the best and that’s Aprilaire, a division of Research Products Corporation has been designated by InBusiness magazine as one of Madison's Best Companies to Work For and why we are a Worksite Superstar Award Winner and a Bicycle Friendly Business.


We are a very successful, proactive, growth company!  We are seeking an analytical and ambitious Materials Analyst who is motivated to join a winning team.  


  • Prepare and maintain production schedules to satisfy sales forecasts, inventory targets and labor plans.
  • Prepare and maintain manufacturing and purchase orders.
  • Establish and maintain system codes, part master control data, safety stocks, reorder point data and automated purchasing system data.
  • Analyze MRP and daily inventory movement reports ensuring availability of materials to support manufacturing and customer delivery requirements.
  • Monitor late order report and take corrective action.
  • Manage supply chain relationships with suppliers.
  • Manage suppliers to resolve quality and/or supply issues.
  • Implement product change orders.
  • Maintain Kanban data base.


  • Requires an Associate’s degree and 2 to 5 years progressive supply chain experience in a manufacturing environment or a combination of education and experience. Bachelor’s degree and APICS Certification highly desirable. 
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as daily reports, MRP reports, master schedules, manufacturing orders, and purchase orders.
  • Strong ability to analyze data and draw conclusions.
  • Ability to take initiative, make independent judgments/decisions.
  • Ability to identify and resolve problems to provide the necessary materials to the plants in a timely manner.
  • Strong math aptitude.
  • Good organization skills and attention to details and accuracy.
  • Ability to respond to changing priorities.
  • Ability to coordinate and handle multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Computer knowledge with Word and proficient Excel skills essential.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a fast paced environment.


We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package including 401(k) with company match and profit sharing, a platinum health insurance plan, a comprehensive wellness program, dental and vision insurance,  short and long-term disability insurance, a flexible spending account, holiday pay and vacation, career development, a team environment with strong corporate values, an office located in vibrant downtown Madison, and more. 


Apply online with your resume. Online applicants only please.  www.aprilaire.com/jobs



Aprilaire, a Division of Research Product Corporation

1015 East Washington Avenue

P.O. Box 1467

Madison, WI 53701-1467



Applicants have rights under federal and state employment laws:

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO)  En Español

Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)  En Español

Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA)  En Español

Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)  En Español


Aprilaire is an E-Verify company.


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