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Materials Controller / Planner - Food

Job Title

Materials Controller / Planner - Food

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, FMCG - Non Food, Grocery, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Non-Grocery, Retail
Salary£27,000 to £30,000 per annum
Town/CityNorth West London
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted31 October 2017

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Do you have solid Materials Controller / Planner experience within a Food Manufacturing environment? Do you want to work for a well-known, fast-growing Food brand based in North West London, with great career development opportunities? If so, read on!

Client Details

Our client is a well-known, fast-growing Food brand, based in North West London. They product exceptional products and have had real success in the market. They are now looking to strengthen their Supply Chain team by adding a Materials Controller / Planner.


The Materials Controller / Planner will:
  • Manage material and packaging inventory levels, both on site and externally
  • Minimise disposal costs within agreed KPI targets and without negatively affecting service levels
  • Manage materials and packaging for launches, de-lists and trials, reporting “at risk” stock to key business stakeholders
  • Resolve daily materials and packaging issues and communicate the outcome to relevant stakeholders
  • To maintain, monitor and report KPIs and complete all administration required within materials and packaging management
  • Represent the department at operational meetings, provide feedback to the team and complete actions
  • Continuously maintain and improve systems and procedures for materials control
  • To control spending of out of programme purchases and extraordinary transport costs in line with KPI targets
  • Continuously build and develop long lasting customer and supplier relationships
  • Provide weekly forecast updates to the supply base, highlighting key events and demand changes

There is also scope to develop your career into Production Planning in the future as well - so a great career step!


The successful candidate will:
  • Have exposure to Materials Control and Planning, ideally within an FMCG environment (Food would be ideal)
  • Have strong attention to detail and Excel ability (MRP exposure would also be preferred)
  • Excellent communication and stakeholder management (internally and externally)
  • Want to push yourself and develop your career
  • Have the passion to work for an awesome brand to help create exceptional products!

Job Offer

The Materials Controller / Planner will be based in North West London and earn £27k-£30k, plus benefits.

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