Senior Material Planner

Barclay Meade
Littlehampton, West Sussex
15 Jun 2017
15 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

My client are are a specialist defence organisation who are looking for a senior material planner to join them to work closely with the production, project management and procurement teams.

Working closely with the Production, Project management and Procurement teams the Senior Material Controller will be responsible and accountable for ensuring that parts are received in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the business.

Location - Littlehampton
Salary - £35k plus benefits

Specific responsibilities of the material planner-

Liaise with the production / project teams to create supplier delivery schedules.
Establish and control live product delivery status reports utilising SAP. Including, purchase order status, lead time, supplier WIP and delivery status.
Communication to Production and Project Teams on delivery status, highlighting and agreeing changes where required.
Support production and project meetings with part delivery status.
Management of suppliers regarding order acknowledgements, changes to due dates, delays or stoppages.
Liaison with Buyers on order status and supplier performance.
Confirmation of acceptance with Buyers when changes to contract have been notified.
Update of SAP purchase orders including expediting notes and relevant attachments.
To understand and comply with Company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, ISO9001 and ISO14001.

The ideal candidate for the role of the supply planner will have -

A highly skilled and experienced individual who is capable of controlling all aspects of parts scheduling and delivery achievements in a fast moving environment as well as a strong manufacturing supplier coordination knowledge.
Able to maintain a strong working relationship with relevant internal staff and suppliers.
Experience in materials planning and control.
Proficient use of MS applications and ERP systems (SAP preferred).
Excellent organisational skills and capable of managing own time.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge and experience of the automotive or military vehicle industry would be and advantage.

To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK