Materials Planner

30000.00 GBP Annual + 00
23 Feb 2019
23 Feb 2019
Contract Type
I am currently recruiting for a Materials Planner to join my Client in Burton. Working with the Manufacturing department the successful candidate will be responsible for the timely delivery of raw and pack materials required to meet the production plan. You will also be responsible for the dispatch of finished goods and WIP materials.

Key Skills and Competencies:
• Act in a safe manner around site, in accordance with the site safety rules.
• Report near misses and incidents using the site reporting system.
• Assist in investigating any safety incidents related to suppliers and hauliers etc.
• Review delivery plans in light of quality issues, ensuring minimal impact on the factory.
• Maintain optimum material stocks levels, with regular reviews against monthly stock value targets.
• Minimize the requirement for express transport of incoming material.
• Support financial targets by minimizing write offs, and maintaining stock level integrity.
• Investigate and act upon usage variances.
Customer Service:
• Ensure excellent material availability to the factory, having orders in place to meet the factory demands
• Understand the requirements of the MSOs and the demand variability associated with raw material ordering.
• Advise key stakeholders in material lead times to facilitate innovations.
• Liaise with stakeholders and suppliers to achieve successful innovations.
• Have a working knowledge of the formulations produced in the factory and the manufacturing processes in the making plant
• Have a working knowledge of the tank/silo farm, tank/silo capabilities and raw material usage rates
• Maintain material master data to an acceptable level of accuracy in conjunction with central teams
• Ensure that suppliers use the dock booking system and adhere to booking slots
• Coordinate outbound dispatches in a timely manner
• Support the implementation of WCM in the area of material planning and scheduling.
Training and Development:
• Support other roles in the same department during holiday/sickness periods by learning and practicing the roles.
• Support line team members by using your superior knowledge of SAP become a key user.
Problem Solving & Decision Making:
• Use information from a variety of sources in order to resolve issues as they arise.
• The need for forward planning and the ability to understand the reasons for problems and devise solutions will be essential for the role.
• Able to prioritise own workload and without close supervision
• Assist in the investigation and completion of actions relating to scheduling errors and inventory challenges.
• Use the knowledge of systems (i.e.; SAP) to provide solutions to ad hoc problems.
• Liaison with supplier base, with regular performance reviews and KPI tracking
• Manage invoice query process for suppler base and authorize payments
• Interaction with other supply planning team members, team leaders, warehouse teams, SCCs, Category teams, Buying, MSOs where required
• Generate a working knowledge of Bills of materials which use the materials that you control.
• Maintain the role's standard operating procedures

It is essential that all applicants are fully operational on SAP and Microsoft Office packages, especially Excel.

This is a full time, permanent role offering a salary GBP26,000 - GBP30,000, to find out more information, please telephone Liam Connolly on .