Supply Chain Planner

Recruiter
Shorterm Group
Location
Cheshire, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Aug 2019
Closes
22 Aug 2019
Ref
1236639173
Sector
Engineering
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Title: Materials Planner
Job Location: Crewe, Cheshire
Hourly Pay Rate: £Competitive
Hours Per Week: 37 hours
Shifts: 08:00AM - 16:00PM (Days)
Shift Days: Monday - Friday
Duration: Ongoing

Client Summary:
My Client is a global leader in Rolling Stock vehicle manufacturing, service and maintenance, currently seeking a Materials Planner to join their team in Crewe. With locations across the globe this is a truly international organisation that is seen as a market leader in their sector.

Position Summary:

*Responsible for the continuation of supply chain strategy and relationship with nominated suppliers
*Placing / expediting purchase orders and MRP generated schedules
*Supplier performance monitoring and performance reviews
*Pricing for Internal / External enquiries
*Management of inventory parameters and stock reduction for designated parts
*Resolution of queries relating to supplier payments

Key Responsibilities:

Purchasing (40%)
*Validation of material demand
*Create and manage Purchase Orders / Schedules and related processes
*Expedite material deliveries to ensure OTD targets are achieved
*Manage Sap exception messages daily
*Challenge, mitigate and negotiate costs and report savings in SMIS
*Maintain SAP database on Vendor pricing lead times and contract validity
*Conduct Supplier performance reviews covering OTD, NCRs and cost
*Report KPI's and identify mitigation plans for poor performing suppliers

Inventory Management (30%)
*Pro-actively maintain inventory parameters for designated parts to provide the optimum balance between inventory cost and service level
*Ensure SAP inventory parameter settings are accurate at all times
*Negotiate PO changes with suppliers to ensure due dates and quantities are aligned to fluctuations in Operations requirements

Continuous Improvement (20%)
*Drive reductions in supplier lead times and costs
*Implement supply chain solutions with regular suppliers eg Service Exchange , VMI , 2-bin, Kanbans, Consignments, to minimize inventory costs and improve service level
*Using LEAN principles, identify areas for improvement in the SCC process

Customer Interface (10%)
*Process supplier RFQs to support both project and external customers
*Liaise between suppliers and customers on M&D costs on rotables
*Prioritise expediting for UVS requirements

Required Skills and Experience:
*Experience in deployment of Material Planning Management strategies
*Inventory management practices & techniques
*Understanding of demand management for material requirements
*Working knowledge of SAP purchasing and inventory modules
*Trained in LEAN and CI tools eg 5 S, Visualisation management, Kaisen
*Strong negotiation skills
*Excellent communicator including presentation skills
*Good analytical skills. Competent on Excel at Intermediate level

Contact Information:

Email: (url removed)
Phone: (phone number removed)

PLEASE NOTE ALL APPLICANTS MUST BE ABLE TO PASS A DRUGS AND ALCOHOL TEST BEFORE BEING OFFERED A POSITION.
Please note due to the volume of applications, we can only commit to contact those candidates we deem suitable for the position. However, we may retain your details and contact you in the future should suitable positions arise.
Please note the above job specification could be subject to change as agreed with our client

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