Interim MP&L Manager

Jonathan Lee Recruitment Product Eng
West Midlands
£500 p day
31 Aug 2017
21 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Interim Material Planning and Logistics Manager

West Midlands

Three - Four Month Assignment £500/day (including travel and expenses)

An interim Material Planning and Logistics Manager is required for this high-volume manufacturer of precision machined and assembled components. As a business going through a period of change and transition they are now looking to hire an Interim MP&L Manager. This position will require a thorough understanding of modern manufacturing tools and techniques. In particular, your expertise will include scheduling & forecasting and warehousing in relation to a very busy JIT manufacturing plant. Reporting to the Plant Manager and working as part of the senior management team this is a crucial role that requires leadership and the ability to direct a small MP&L team.

Duties will include:

- Managing the Master Production Schedule in line with customer volumes
- Direct line Management of the MP&L team
- Leading CI activities to continually develop and improve processes and systems
- Ensure availability of purchased materials in-line with production schedules
- Working closely with the Plant Management Team to maintain stock levels and reporting on concerns
- Monitor schedule adherence and maintain MRP profiles within the system
- Continually look for improvements in performance and processes

To be considered for the role of Interim Material Planning & Logistics Manager you must have:

- At least 5 years' automotive experience in a MP&L management or leadership capacity
- A thorough understanding and working knowledge of modern ERP systems (SAP preferred)
- Significant experience of new product Introduction, product routings and generation of BOMs
- High level analytical ability and problem solving skills
- A thorough understanding of operating within a TS16949 quality environment

This will be a challenging, high profile role that will require an experienced MP&L Manager capable of making a difference from day one. Ideally you will be degree qualified and can demonstrate a track record of achievement within materials planning and logistics.