Material Planning Lead in West Midlands

Material Planning Lead in West Midlands

Location: West Midlands

Salary: £40,000.00 per year

Recruiter: WhatJobs

Date Advertised: 2021-07-22

Materials Planning Lead required on a permanent basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of off highway machine technology? Do you have a background strategically controlling the supply of components and systems? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced and challenging manufacturing / supply chain environment? If you are seeking an exciting challenge then this is the role for you!

As a Material Planning Lead you will be responsible for ensure the right material, arrives at the right time, to ensure all machines are launched on time and achieve 100% clean build with no material shortages. The Leader will ensure measures and controls are in place to hold inventory at agreed levels and ensure obsolete stock is kept to a minimum when introducing engineering changes.

The role offers the opportunity to work on and lead material planning for select group of products. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

The role:

Attend the daily Production and Planning meetings, with a clear understanding of the current stock status, including any potential risks to build.
Lead the MP&L team Build Risk Review meetings and ensure follow up on any action points raised.
Lead the expeditors in any urgent supply issues which could effect build.
Review the sales forecast with the Sales team, and upload the agreed version to the MRP system on a regular basis to ensure demand visibility to the expeditors.
Ensure the expeditors issue the suppliers firm orders and forecasts within agreed lead-time to ensure continuity of supply without jeopardizing build.
Close monitoring of the expeditor purchase orders, to ensure that they adhere with department policies regarding inventory management.
Develop and recommend inventory ordering policies which further optimize stock holding.
Houskeeping of the supplier order book, to ensure overdue orders are either cancelled or re-dated, to give a true reflection of supply status at all times.
Investigate and resolve all supplier invoice queries to ensure supplier accounts are up to date at all times.
Attend supplier development meetings to improve supplier performance in line with OTIF Targets.
Support MP&L Manager in the developing and implementing of new team KPIs.
Populate and present KPI data to the MP&L Manager for review.
Identify and report data integrity issues to the MP&L Manager for rectification.
Create data reports for the MP&L Manager when required.
Any other reasonable duties required from time to time.Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in, and have significant responsibility for, the end-to-end supply and planning process for components and systems. This gives our employees true product ownership and the opportunity to see their products into production and delivery to the customer.

Essential experience:

The ideal candidate will be degree qualified in a relevant discipline or have the equivalent level of progressive work experience.
Extensive experience in a material control role
Good understanding of MRP and other material planning systems
Understanding of modern material control processes
Supervisory experience
Well organised, high attention to detail and have excellent communication skills
You will have good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate well with people at all levels.
Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues
Be self-motivated and results oriented
Possess good analytical stills and have the ability to think creatively
Be a team player with good interpersonal skills
Be able to work under pressure and to time constraints, and use own initiative to solve problems
Possess a full clean driving licence.Desirable knowledge / experience:

Knowledge of Oracle based management system preferred but not essential as training will be given
Project management skills, including the ability to produce and work to timing planThis is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

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