Material Planning Lead

Michael Page
23 Feb 2024
22 Mar 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

We are seeking a Material Planning Lead who can efficiently support the procurement and supply chain department.

The ideal candidate will have a strong background in industrial/manufacturing sectors and a proven ability to streamline processes to increase productivity.

Client Details

Our client is a well-established firm in the industrial and manufacturing industry, based in Hinckley. They are renowned for their high-quality products and commitment to excellence.


  • Lead change management for the Purchasing Team, supporting new product introductions with the key aim of 100% availability for new model launches.
  • Develop and maintain expert knowledge of the global supply market ensuring the best value, quickest and most suitable sources for new aftermarket development programmes.
  • Commercial management covering cost negotiations, contract performance and risk management.
  • Supplier capacity reviews to support any new or on-going business requirements.
  • Create, review and challenge processes within the department and company to ensure it is value-added.
  • To manage, mentor and support a team of After sales Buyers


A successful Material Planning Lead should have:

  • A degree in supply chain management, logistics or a related field.
  • Proven experience as a material planning manager or similar role.
  • Strong knowledge of procurement and supply chain processes in the industrial/manufacturing sector.
  • Excellent leadership and team management skills.
  • Strong negotiation skills and the ability to build strong supplier relationships.
  • An analytic mind with excellent problem-solving skills.

Job Offer

  • Competitive benefits package
  • A supportive and inclusive company culture
  • The unique opportunity to work with a leading company in the industrial / manufacturing industry.
  • Industry-leading training and development programme Inc. CIPS support
  • The chance to develop your career in a supportive and inclusive environment