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Materials Planner

Materials Planner

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Techniche Global

Techniche Global are working with a larger manufacturer based in Peterborough, to appoint a Materials Planner. You will be responsible for ensuring the supply of materials meet the production schedule and minimum stock levels to ensure operational and production continuity. Able to deliver efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements, you will maintain strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure supply of materials meets requirements.
Key responsibility and tasks:

  • Assure supply of materials to meet the production schedule and / or minimum safety stock levels.
  • Understand and manage risks to the material supply plan to minimise impact on the production schedule.
  • Take the lead in co-ordinating the implementation of modifications with the supply base to minimise obsolete stock and assure material availability.
  • Initiate inventory management and stock adjustments when required, to maintain continued accuracy and reliability of stock records.  Key liaison with the Inbound team to ensure inventory record accuracy.
  • Develop supplier relationships to allow constructive discussions to take place regarding delivery KPI improvements on behalf of the business.  Lead and co-ordinate improvement plans with suppliers that are not performing.
  • Negotiate with supplier, the finance for “special transport” to ensure costs are kept to an absolute minimum, whilst maintaining material availability.  
  • Recover all costs incurred that are incurred as a result of supplier liability.
  • Plan, develop, implement and evaluate processes for material delivery from supplier to stores
  • Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions
  • Utilise any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system that is in place and ensure that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required
  • Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM)
  • Create regular statistical reports and analysis as required
  • Work with MIS to maintain data integrity.
  • Commercial and financial awareness with a full understanding of how failure impacts the costs, production, manufacture and customer order fulfilment.
  • Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets and support continuous improvement initiatives and identify areas of improvement

Role Requirements  

  • Minimum 5 GCSEs at grade A-C – 2 of which must be in Maths and English.
  • Previous experience of materials planning ideally in a manufacturing environment
  • Good understanding of supply chain processes and their interdependencies
  • Understanding of supplier relationships and some experience of working with suppliers
  • Strong IT systems knowledge and skills including advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge and experience of using MRP (Material Requirements Planning) systems or similar


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Job Overview
Offered Salary
30000 – 35000/Year