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Materials Controller

  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Salary: Competitive Salary per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 18 days ago

  • Sector: Manufacturing & Materials
  • Function: Materials planning
  • Contact: Simon Roberts
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01384 446113
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • Expiry Date: 07 June 2022
  • Job Ref: 61650

Material Controller

Competitive salary + benefits

Location: Worcester

A Materials Controller is required for a family-owned global engineering business that manufactures high value, complex capital equipment supplied to a wide and varied customer base. Due to the success of their products in key markets they are now looking to strengthen the internal material control and planning team. In this position you will be responsible for improving master data and inventory control accuracy using a modern ERP system. The position requires an in-depth understanding of materials control operating within a fast-paced production environment that uses MRP, Kanban and both push and pull material management systems. The bespoke nature and complexity of products produced gives rise to multi-layer BOMs and high individual part count that can run into the 1000s. It is essential that you have experience gained working in a similar environment.

To be considered for this Material Controller position you must have / or be.

  • Working as a Material Controller, Materials Production Planner or Logistics Controller and have experience working within a complex engineered product and manufacturing environment that operates an advanced material planning and control ERP system.
  • A thorough understanding of Material Control and the requirements of Kanban, pull & push systems and engineering change control and its impact related to inventory and stock holding.
  • Experience of modern manufacturing methods and problem-solving techniques, 5 Whys and root cause analysis would be useful.
  • A strong engineering or manufacturing background ideally ONC/HNC/HND/degree qualified with experience of Material Control, Master Data, and Item Master establishing and setting parameters using an advanced MRP/ERP systems
  • A passion for Continuous Improvement, setting high standards able to work at pace, and input data accurately while working to standard operating procedures.
  • Dynamic, data driven and numerate, with an inquisitive nature and not afraid to question and challenge at all levels of the organisation and prepared to get out on the shopfloor when required.
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to create understanding and a desire to change in the people you work with at all levels.

This is a challenging role with real scope for growth and personal development, the business is going back to basics, and you will play a major part in rebuilding and establishing the materials control function. This is a company with an enviable reputation for manufacturing and product excellence, currently going through a period of change, you will be joining at an exciting time and play a full part in its transformation.

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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.