Material Planner

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  • Location:

    Kidderminster, Worcestershire

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  • Salary:

    £1111 - £2222 per annum

  • Contact:

    Hannah Pepper

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  • Published:

    about 1 month ago

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Material Planner



A world leading Defence organisation are looking for a Material Planner who will plan, coordinate and expedite the parts and materials required to support production schedules.

As a Material Planner your duties will include -

+ Ensure parts and materials are available to support production plans in all areas of manufacturing.

+ Create and maintain supplier schedules and expedite parts and materials.

+ Expedite parts and materials from suppliers and liaise with Procurement, Quality and other departments as required to resolve any supply issues.

+ Maintain planning parameters in the MRP systems to ensure parts and materials are scheduled to include time necessary for internal testing and quality assurance etc.

+ Work closely with Logistics to ensure inventory is appropriately identified, labelled and placed into stock in accordance with standard operating processes.

+ Ensure in-process inventory are at work centres by liaising with logistics.

+ Support stock takes as required and maintain data accuracy and integrity.

+ Provide accurate and timely management reporting of KPIs.

+ Continually seek improvements relative to inventory and supply, and make recommendations designed to reduce costs and improve methods.

Skills and knowledge required for a Material Planner-

+ Previous proven experience of working in a purchasing function

+ Previous proven experience of supplier management

+ Experience and Knowledge of working with MRP systems, knowledge of TROPOS would be an advantage

+ Proficiency with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel