Materials Planner

20000.00 - 23000.00 GBP Annual
21 Jul 2021
18 Aug 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Title: Materials Planner
Location: Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire
Duration: 6 month contract
Salary:20k - GBP23k pro rata

We are currently recruiting for a Materials Planner for a 6 month contract based in Barton-under-Needwood, Burton-on-Trent.

Key Duties & Tasks:
* Release PO's to suppliers to cover material requirements as defined by the demands (qty and timing) as defined by the plans within the MRP system. Where orders are placed for parts without demand being present this should only be done where authorised.
* Manage schedules on suppliers with regular reviews to ensure validity. Where deviation is identified work with the supplier and internal resources (Customer Services, Production Planner, Project Manager to achieve a valid alternative plan.
* Review and resolve (where possible) issues highlighted by any action messages generated daily by the MRP system.
* Minimise inventory impacts of material purchases ensuring materials are not sourced in excessive quantity or earlier than needed.
* Take responsibility for setting and maintaining any planning parameters within the MRP system, being pro-active where needed.
* Maintain KPI's on Suppliers e.g On time delivery performance, average time to confirm etc.
* Identify and potential points of failure in advance and make recommendations on a realistic recovery plan.
* Provide the Sales Administration team with information when required in relation to the supplier schedules.
* Management of subcontract is not included in the base Material Planner role however. in situations where the Production Planner is absent the Material Planner must be able to cover this activity.
* Ensure all administration processes are executed and compliant with policies and procedures, minimising exposure and risk.
* Undertake a variety of other activities, that are within a Material Planner's capabilities.

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