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Material Manager

Our client is a leading manufacturer of medical devices in the health care industry who are looking to bring on an experienced Material Manager with a proven track record.


  • Manage, coach and develop the Materials/Production planning, Transport, Warehousing and Kit administration teams.
  • Challenge the current materials and planning processes to drive improvement to ensure the plan drives efficiency improvement within the manufacturing and associated areas.
  • Set, measure and monitor key KPI's to ensure achievement of the departmental and subsequent manufacturing plan, inclusive of supplier performance.
  • Work closely with the warehouse team to ensure material availability on time, in the correct quantity and ensuring accuracy of inventory at all times.
  • Oversee the development of production schedules to establish required plant and materials capacity for all production areas ensuring inventory projections can be achieved in full.
  • Ensure that material scheduling strategy and processes are in place and work effectively in order to ensure material supply meets production and inventory requirements.
  • Seek to continually improve processes and procedures to develop the performance and effectiveness of the internal and external supply chain network.
  • Lead master production schedule meetings and communicate outcomes efficiently and effectively.
  • Take ownership of material/planning issues that arise and take any follow up actions, especially in the event of material shortages that affect production and subsequent supply to the customer.
  • Manage inventory risk and ensure that contingency plans are in place
  • Seek and recommend solutions to overcome issues arising in order to meet production requirements and address operational risks.
  • Quarterly review of safety stock settings.
  • Maintaining production data integrity and accuracy within IFS.
  • Actively support global sourcing in procurement activities & projects.


The successful candidate will have the following experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a materials control or supply chain role with managerial experience.
  • Exceptional planning and organisational skills with attention to detail.
  • Computer literate with extensive MRP/ERP systems knowledge (IFS, JD Edwards, SAP) and Microsoft packages.
  • Medical manufacturing experience desirable
  • Formal supply chain qualification desirable (CPIM, APICS)
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to positively motivate individuals and teams to meet or exceed expectations along with driving change management.
  • The ability to communicate well at all levels across the plant and the wider organisation.

Job Offer

The successfull candidate will be rewarded with the opportunity to join a business which invest heavily in their people along with an attractive salary package.

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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Job Type
£55000 to £60000 Per Annum
Career Level
Manager (Location / Team Leade
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