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Material Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£37,000 to £40,000 per annum
LocationsBirmingham, West Midlands
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesLogistics Jobs
Date Posted06 September 2018

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The role is to Manage & support Material Planning Team in the purchase & delivery of components from a truly International Supply Chain. Key requirements in this role are to ensure Inventory levels are maintained and available to production lines without delay but to ensure all waste is driven from the supply chain.

Client Details

Automotive Manufacturer


You will be responsible for the following elements of the end to end Supply Chain:
  • To control the weekly release of purchase schedules using SAP
  • Communicate to suppliers key information, including on-time delivery performance.. Meet with poor performing suppliers to bring them back into agreed operating targets
  • Maintain stock levels within KPI targets avoiding shortages and Special Transport.
  • Support Production Planners, Operations Management and other internal customers by ensuring material availability for new projects.
  • Work using a continuous improvement approach and develop improvements to the Scheduling and Supplier Delivery process.
  • Ensure balanced stock depletion when programs end, maintaining supply to completion without Long Term Obsolete components.
  • Provide monthly reports for KPI's (including Inventory Days of stock, Premium Freight & Transport efficiency).
  • Co-ordinate with Purchasing / Program Leaders & MP&L Mngr for the introduction of new products, taking into account component lead-time, packaging availability and transport costs .


Key skills:
  • Demonstrable experience in a similar environment ideally using SAP as Material Planning system.
  • Previous relevant experience in a fast paced high volume manufacturing facility, preferably automotive, aerospace or electronics and has experience of managing a Target driven team.
  • Ability to understand & analyse data to find and correct problems that could interrupt material supply
  • Ability to work under pressure within a team environment & display professional attitude at all times
  • Good PC skills essential including Microsoft Excel, word & PowerPoint.
  • Ability to communicate to all Operational levels
  • Experience of managing supply situations and overseeing supplier improvement action plans.

Job Offer

Competitive salary + package

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Recruiter: Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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