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Materials & Supply Planner

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
LocationsSouth Yorkshire, Yorkshire & Humber
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted26 June 2018

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An opportunity has presented itself with a multi-national organisation in Sheffield. Should you wish to take on a new challenge in a complex, fast moving environment then this could be a great position to consider. Following a period of positive change and growth this business continues to seek out the top talent in the market and develop careers from within.

Client Details

Our client is a multi-national organisation based in Sheffield. During the last 18 months they have experienced positive change due to increased product range and work flow which subsequently has presented further opportunities within the business.


The key responsibilities of this position are:
  • Utilising the MRP system to identify & order appropriate direct materials allowing for lead time, and safety.
  • Develop & maintain supplier relationships to ensure optimum communication of delays & expediting of materials.
  • Close liaison with suppliers, customers & the procurement team.
  • Identify potential new suppliers & cost saving opportunities.
  • Meet & maintain inventory turns targets to flex inventory to volume processed.
  • Maintain stock accuracy through routine scheduled cycle count activity & updates MRP accordingly.
  • Maintain departmental KPIs related to availability, cost & accuracy of stock.

  • Support & meet site schedule attainment through close communication with the planning department.
  • Working closely with value streams to develop & maintain material replenishment systems, flow improvements and visual ordering triggers.
  • Attend regular meetings in relation to new product introduction and material specification changes to follow up with suppliers and ensure changes are applied in line with company procedures.
  • Actively update and maintain master data
  • Generate & update daily/weekly reporting & identify trends requiring action.


Ideally the successful candidate will have:
  • Previous experience in a similar position within a continuous improvement environment.
  • Excellent numeracy skills.
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels including phone & e-mail.
  • Analytical approach to work & experience identifying areas for improvement.
  • Experience expediting material through multiple channels from global suppliers.
  • Conversant with MRP replenishment systems (ideally SAP).
  • High level of IT Literacy & competent in the use of spreadsheets.

Job Offer

£24,000-£29,000 + excellent benefits.

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