Inventory & Material Flow Leader

Priority Appointments
From £36,000 to £36,000 per annum + monthly profit related pay bonus
15 Apr 2017
15 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Fancy earning 36k pa plus a monthly profit related pay bonus? Enjoy 25 days annual leave? Work in a company that values its staff and offers lots of benefits? If the answer is yes, then you'll love working for this company!

This is a fantastic opportunity to work at the heart of a fast paced manufacturing business, managing all inventory related activities with the aim to optimise inventory and material flow. As the Inventory & Material Flow Leader, you will be providing day to day leadership and direction to the Material Replenishment team in line with operational/business targets and objectives, whilst always striving to achieve best practice, leading the facilitation of ‘Lean’ tool training within the area. As someone with knowledge and experience in Change Management along with ‘Lean Manufacturing’ and ‘Continuous Improvement’, you will come from a strong manufacturing background and have implemented change to the flow of materials and implemented new techniques and tools in order to achieve this.

You will be expected to maintain close and effective personal working relationships with your team and at all levels of across the organisation so you need to have excellent communication skills including the ability to influence at all levels and be able to communicate technical, complex and sensitive information.

Reporting into the Manufacturing Manager and responsible for the day to day management of 3 Senior Materials Replenishment Coordinators and 3 Replenishment Coordinators, your role will be to:
  • Manage inventory levels for externally supplied parts (est value £40 million), liaising with relevant stakeholders
  • Manage the improvement of material flow for internally/externally supplied parts and implementing relevant processes accordingly
  • To lead, coach and motivate the material replenishment team with a strong focus on employee engagement
  • Optimise PI accuracy through implementation of appropriate system, training and root cause analysis
  • Ensure high standard of stock integrity to minimise stock loss
  • Manager stock levels in line with obsolescence and NPI outputs
  • Create, report and monitor KPI’s
  • Work closely with the manufacturing management team to drive and cultivate a continuous improvement ‘mindset’ in the area
Preferred Skills:
  • Worked in a modern manufacturing, engineering environment
  • Experienced in lean technologies, especially material flow and inventory with the ability to train others in those principles
  • Experienced in 5S, SMED, Poke-Yoke, Cell orchestration and in leading a small to medium sized team
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and organise workloads
  • Proven track record in implementing and embedding Continuous improvement
  • Good understanding of health and safety principles and procedures
  • Capable of interpreting and reporting data
  • NVQ 3 or above in Team leading
  • CIM Level 3 or working towards
  • Proven track record in change management, continuous improvement
  • Well developed people management skills – credibility as a leader
  • Data analysis
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels
  • Demonstrates honesty and integrity at all times
  • Leads by example
  • Decisive and tenacious
  • Calm and effective under pressure
Associated Benefits:
  • 36k pa plus a monthly profit related bonus scheme
  • 37 hours per week
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Healthcare
  • Pension
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Lots of other employee benefits
  • Free parking

If you haven’t heard from a consultant within the next 5 days, please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.