Material Planner - Automotive

09 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Material Planner - Automotive

Working for our client, a Premium Supercar Brand. To ensure materials arrive from the Client's supply base on time and with proper supporting documentation. This role is responsible for the creation and maintenance of achievable delivery schedules supporting the requirements of Client's vehicle programs.

Material Planner - Automotive Responsibilities:

• Manage appropriate processes with the suppliers for the early identification, communication and mitigation of supply risk. Able to represent supply chain risks and opportunities at management reviews with the Client.
• To use MRP to balance demand and supply, creating a delivery plan which satisfies the combined requirements of production, development, and any other sources, keeping inventory within approved limits. Reduce obsolescence and inventory holding to company targets.
• To be the point of contact for your assigned suppliers and the related material availability concerns within the organisation.
• Work with supplier contacts to ensure an effective, mutually beneficial, working relationship.
• To adopt an approach of continuous improvement for both internal processes and supplier logistics quality with your suppliers.
• To manage your supply base against defined KPIs to support business improvement.
• To support Engineering in the effective implementation of new parts, ensuring MRP demand is accurate and coordinating the appropriate run out and ramp up of stock to ensure minimum financial impact due to part obsolescence.
• To conduct scenario modelling to assess the impact of changes to demand and supply and to work with stakeholders to agree and implement a plan which will obtain optimal results.
• Own and manage MRP parameter data to deliver the correct inventory levels and stability to the Client's operations.
• Manage schedules against KPIs measuring all factors which affect materials and production planning.

Material Planner - Automotive Requirements:

• Confident in dealing with stakeholders, both internally and externally, in ensuring the requirements of the department and wider business are met.
• Experience and understanding of automotive OEM supply chains and supplier manufacturing processes.
• Highly developed relationship building skills.
• Structured and organised approach to the management of work.
• Experience of working with MRP and SAP is a must.

About Unipart:

You may remember Unipart as the company that revolutionised the automotive parts industry in the 1970s. Unipart is a different company today with clients such as McLaren, Apple, Vodafone, BSkyB, Jaguar Land Rover and, the NHS. The Unipart Group is an independent manufacturing, logistics and consultancy company that employs nearly 10,000 employees worldwide and has an annual turnover of more than GBP1 billion.

Location: Coventry - some travel to the customers site near Woking may be required.

Type: Full Time, Fixed Term Contract

Salary: GBP23,000 per annum

You may have experience of the following: Supply Chain Manager, Logistics Manager, Procurement Manager, Supply Chain, Demand Planning Manager, Logistics, Quality Management, Operations Manager, Automotive, etc.

Ref: 98215