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Salary: Market related

Location: Barnstaple, Devon

Job Type: Permanent

Date Listed: 04 Jul 2024

Reference: 6594 - SW

Material Flow Manager

Location: Barnstaple and Sheffield

Full-time, Permanent, Hybrid

Competitive salary (To be discussed on application)

Relocation package available

Are you ready to take on a pivotal role in shaping the future of our supply chain operations?

We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Division Material Flow Manager to join our clients Division Supply Chain Team. This is your opportunity to own the Finished Goods Strategy, drive the S&OP process, and lead continuous improvement initiatives that enhance both customer experience and financial performance.

Key Responsibilities of the Material Flow Manager:

  • Strategy Coordination: Oversee the Finished Goods Strategy to ensure coherence between categories, stocking strategies, and sales lead times.
  • Systems Management: Update and manage sales lead times in our systems for accuracy and efficiency.
  • Standardisation: Standardise item setup and planning documents across all locations for consistency and efficiency.
  • Team Development: Upskill and develop supply chain team members, fostering growth and expertise.
  • S&OP Ownership: Lead the S&OP process, including demand forecasting and operations planning to align with business goals.
  • Tool Implementation: Support the implementation of corporate and group methodologies and tools such as ePFEP, eCapacity, eProcurement, KanbanBOX, etc.
  • Continuous Improvement: Drive supply chain improvements with a focus on customer experience, inventory management, and productivity.
  • Customer Service Initiatives: Coordinate initiatives to enhance customer service, aligning with customer and business requirements.
  • Inventory Reduction: Lead initiatives to reduce inventory levels while maintaining operational efficiency.

Expected Qualifications, experience, and skills of the Material Flow Manager:

Education: Minimum bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Supply Chain, Engineering, Business Administration, Finance).

Experience: At least 5 years' experience in the manufacturing industry with a strong background in supply chain, production control, and planning processes.


  • Excellent analytical thinking, planning, and communication skills.
  • Proven track record in driving cross-functional improvement projects and practical knowledge of Lean Principles. Strong lateral leadership skills to influence and guide teams.

Travel: Willingness to travel for business (approximately 25%).

To show your interest in the Applications Engineer position 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.