Material Planner, Jobs, 7904

Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Recruitment

Material Planner - Perthshire

Engineering & Manufacturing - Planning/Forecasting
Ref: 7904 Date Posted: Thursday 09 Sep 2021
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We are proudly supporting our manufacturing client who is an established, successful and growing brand seeking to strengthen their Supply Chain team by recruiting an experienced Material Planner.

The Role

The purpose of the Material Planner role is to deliver consistently good customer service levels and reduce manufacturing and supply chain costs through effective material management via forecasts and material call-off, enabling effective production scheduling.

Key Responsibilities:                   

  • Ensure material availability to meet manufacturing requirements at all manufacturing locations to ensure the required level of finished goods stock availability
  • Always ensure best price in terms of materials and finished goods costs and stock holding, whilst ensuring a resilient and reliable supply chain.
  • Manage the NPI process to ensure materials for new product launches and promotions are available on time and at the right cost to the business
  • Drive efficient operational business practices through effective communication and collaborative cross-functional working, via monthly S&OP process.
  • Review, recommend and embed supply chain best practices into day-to-day business processes, change management and strategic planning
  • Own, drive and communicate actions and countermeasures in the event of material supply constraints

Essential Skills

  • Planning experience in an FMCG environment
  • Experience in vendor management best practice
  • Strong IT skills including ERP, Excel and Microsoft packages
  • Resilient and strong character with a passion to succeed and a drive to get the best from others
  • Able to work effectively with limited guidance / direction and determine own priorities.