Materials Planner

24 Jun 2019
22 Jul 2019
Contract Type
As the Material Planner you will ensure that the supply of materials meet the production schedule and minimum stock levels to ensure operational and production continuity. Able to deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements. Maintains strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure supply of materials meets requirements. Work under general supervision, reviewed by Production Management


* Manage and procure inventory in line with material forecasts

* Maintain minimum and maximum stock levels

* Monitor actual usage versus forecasted usage

* Ensure all inventory data is accurately maintained within an ERP system

* Manage flow of raw material through initial receipt to reconciling against production use

* Co-ordinating all internal material movements to support production requirements

* Challenge forecasts and amend purchases to ensure continuity of supply

* Liaise with suppliers to maintain the highest level of customer service

* Maintenance and replenishment of any "buffer stock"

Essential Requirements for applying for this role

* Previous experience in a material planning role (preferred)

* Previous forecasting experience

* Excellent customer service and communication skills

* IT literate, including Microsoft packages + ERP system (or equivalent)

* Good telephone manner

* Analytical, Highly Organised and can manage and prioritise workload and time efficiently

* Resilient, able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines