MPS & Materials Planner

£24,000 - £27,000 DOE
26 Sep 2016
24 Oct 2016
Candidate Services
Contract Type
Full Time
Position: MPS & Materials Planner (Temp Contract – 12 Months Maternity Cover)
Location: Biddulph, Stoke-on-Trent
Salary: £24,000 - £27,000

The Company:

Our client is a leading global supplier of security inspection systems. Since 1993, they have installed over 70,000 products in more than 100 countries. Their systems are in use at airports, government and corporate buildings, postal facilities, military zones, sea ports and border crossings. With their experience, dedication and customer support, they provide innovative and dependable security solutions to their customers worldwide.

The Master Production Schedule & Materials Planner Role:
The primary responsibility is to maintain and manage the production / manufacturing schedules and procurement of 3rd party materials and services via their MRP system.

You will also create, control and maintain inventory levels for materials, direct consumables and made in house or purchased SKU.

Key Responsibilities of the MPS & Materials Planner:
  • Generate Manufacture Orders / Works orders via the MRP system for full systems and sub-system and parts as driven by Sales / the authorised business plan / SKU policy
  • Generate warehouse pick-lists & service/sales pick lists to support Works Orders and confirm material available to commence build in a timely and pro-active basis including liaison with procurement and manufacturing functions to expedite supply and communicate potential shortages / risks
  • Ensure that all transactions are complete and timely from origination to closure (shipment) to affect “real time” visibility within the MRP System and programme plans
  • Report issues to Line Management and co-ordinate recovery action in the event of actual / potential risks to programme with responsible functions and in accordance with set escalation rules
  • Respond to queries / issues and review activities to drive continuous improvements to drive performance improvement and eliminate non-added value activity utilising the appropriate TQM / Lean methodologies
  • Report performance of KPI
  • Provide data re impact of changes to Sales / authorised business plan / SKU policy (reduction, amendments or additions) to the relevant business decision making processes (impact re lead-times, capacity, cost, other programmes)
  • Ensure BOM data is maintained identifying source (made in house or purchased), process route and or lead-time to determine capacity plan re current and new requirements to support sales / shipment planning
  • Ensure Purchased items are identified and MRP master data secured with the Procurement function
  • Manage BOM / Engineering Changes re implementation point in collaboration with business management, engineering/design, manufacturing and procurement functions
  • Provide status re material availability against project timescales and update business system Master Data
  • Comply with functional Competency Matrix requirements for the role, engaging with development programmes as required to meet that profile as required by, agreed by line management
Experience & Skills Required:
  • Basic experience in Sales, Inventory and Operations planning, including but not limited to coordinating manufacturing and supply chain routings, sub-contract works order management and engineering change management
  • Proven ability to work well with others at all organizational levels, to organize and prioritize, and to participate on cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation communication skills
  • Knowledge of ERP/MRP processes (ideally Navision)
  • Microsoft Excel (Formulas)
If you are interested in this Master Production Schedule & Materials Planner role, simply apply via the button shown.

Candidates that do not receive a response within 21 days should assume that their application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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