Material Planner - Supply Chain Specialist

  • Location


  • Sector:

    General engineering & manufacturing

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £12 - 24 per hour

  • Contact:

    Lois Weston

  • Contact email:

  • Contact phone:

    01384 446119

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Material Planner

Up to £23.00 per hour LTD


Off Highway

A Material Planner opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines.

The Inbound Supply Excellence team is responsible for ensuring externally sourced material is ordered and available on time at the point of use, to support engine assembly and component machining operations, whilst utilising Plan For Every Part (PFEP) data to optimise component inventory levels.

The responsibilities of this role include;

  • Manage the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system parameters and issue component schedules to suppliers,
  • Interpret requirements planning demand needs and develop production/supplier firm and planned orders to satisfy master schedule
  • Establish priority of material requirements, schedules and orders to suppliers and the factory
  • Liaise with external suppliers to provide material input information
  • Maintain excellent relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of materials
  • Manage Supplier Performance and report key metrics, utilising the Material Requirement Collaboration (MRC) Tool
  • Utilise PFEP to control inventory to optimal levels. Accountable for the inventory within his/her control and ensures that adequate steps are taken to maintain continuity of supply.
  • Responsible for achieving objectives and business goals such as those related to inventory turns, external supply order delivery performance, obsolete and surplus material disposition, lot sizes, etc.
  • Support supply chain improvement projects e.g. Electronic Data Interface (EDI), Packaging, Transport

To apply for this position you should have some of the following:

  • Previous Supply Chain experience
  • External facing experience with suppliers or customers
  • Proven problem solving and analytical skills are important in order to identify needs, analyse potential alternatives and provide suitable solutions
  • MRP systems (i.e. MFG Pro, SAP etc.) knowledge
  • MCIPS qualified or working towards

If you are interested in this position and have the relevant experience, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston on 01384446119.

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

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