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Salary: £35k - 42k per year

Location: Daventry, Northamptonshire

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 07 May 2024

Reference: 6559

Materials Planner / Controller required to join a luxury automotive brand based in Daventry on a permanent basis paying a salary of up to £42,000 per annum plus benefits.

Our client is an automotive luxury brand, with a global reputation for bespoke restorations. Working with some of the most iconic designs, using modern engineering, this company is one of a kind and their attention to detail is second to none. This is a rare opportunity to become part of a team who produce some of the world’s most eye catching and valued road worthy vehicles, whilst partnering with globally renowned organisations to deliver a company vision which surpasses expectations.

We are looking for a Materials Planner / Controller who will be responsible for a portfolio of suppliers, building relationships and ensuring the supplier is meeting the schedule of the build plan and the materials arrive on time. You will also be responsible for ensuring the supplier is keeping the warehouse to an agreed level. The successful Materials Planner / Controller will be resilient within crisis management with the ability to manage a high volume of suppliers at one time.

In return, the successful Materials Planner / Controller will join an inclusive and supportive team with a great attitude and family culture within a modern bright and airy facility. Benefitting from a permanent opportunity the successful Materials Planner / Controller will receive a salary in the region of up to £42,000 per annum (dependant on experience) as well as a range of employee benefits whilst working a Day Shift Monday to Friday.

The duties and responsibilities of the Materials Planner / Controller:

  • Schedule and control the supply of materials and components to meet the build plan requirements.
  • Manage stock levels, assessing and monitoring the volume requirements against planning assumptions and agreed targets.
  • Implement and evaluate processes for material delivery from supplier to workshop where required.
  • Interpret the master schedule to create material demand and plan material supply
  • Day-to-day order management and overall management of deliveries
  • Understand and manage the risks to minimise impact on the build plan schedule
  • Carry out actions in relation to material shortages that affect production
  • Actively contribute to the development and support of material planning processes and benchmarking against best practice, reviewing ways to make continuous improvements
  • Implement all processes to agreed standards and targets, supporting continuous improvement initiatives, and identifying areas of improvement
  • Ensure any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) is accurate and up to date and resolve issues as required
  • Monitor the integrity of Bill of Materials and manage inventory accuracy.
  • Create and update statistical reports and analysis
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan, and facilitate materials to the build schedule efficiently as and when required
  • Work with cross functional teams to deliver effective solutions.
  • Create and issue forecasts to suppliers, as well as developing good relationships with suppliers to ensure demand for materials is made and deliveries made on time
  • Design, develop and implement processes and work with suppliers on continuous improvement initiatives
  • Support assessment and sourcing of suppliers and resolve supplier concerns, evaluating supplier performance in conjunction with members of the purchasing team
  • Support supplier meetings and negotiations to ensure demand for materials is met
  • Adhere to any health, safety and environmental policies and procedures to ensure the safety and wellbeing of self, staff, and visitors.

The ideal Materials Planner / Coordinator will have experience in:

  • A good understanding of supply chain management or expert knowledge of a specialist area
  • Knowledge and understanding of manufacturing and automotive processes and components would be an advantage
  • Knowledge and experience of using MRP (Material Requirements Planning) systems or similar
  • Previous experience of materials planning and managing the smooth supply of materials in line with production requirements and budget
  • Must have great attention to detail.
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Strong analytical, planning, and problem-solving skills
  • Experience of Materials planning/coordinating in an automotive industry would be beneficial

Day Shift: Monday – Friday: 8.00am – 17.00pm

Pay: up to £42,000 per annum + Benefits

To show your interest in this role please Apply Now with a copy of your CV, should you be successfully shortlisted a member of our Team will contact you to discuss the role in more detail. All applications are treated in the strictest confidence.