Material Planner

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Cummins Ltd
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
up to £26,000 plus benefits
09 Jul 2019
25 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Cummins is a place big enough to coach and develop a global workforce and create the world’s leading clean, engine technology. We’re also small enough for you to find your fit and personal passion with a team of dependable, innovative thinkers who are developing their careers within a diverse, inclusive, empowering environment

Our Corporate Supply Chain Group supports our Business Segments, customers and suppliers by operating as a fully integrated Supply Chain enabling increased agility, flexibility and the ability to respond faster to our customers and regional markets. Supply Chain Services is a global organization with regional centers delivering Effective, Efficient, End to End supply chain services.Working in a diverse, multi-cultural and innovative space, you’ll interact directly with our customers, build relationships and develop high tech solutions that will fuel your advanced career skill set. Our integrated business demand the talents and creativity of individuals with a wide range of skills and experience.

This is a very exciting opportunity in Peterborough for a Material Planner. Under minimal supervision you will determine the quantity and order data for materials needed to meet the master production schedule or independent customer demand.

You will be joining a brand new, diverse team of professionals during a very exciting time for the business. This role is perfect for you if you are looking for fast paced and high-volume work in an open and honest environment where you will be encouraged to develop your skills. As this is a new department, there will be endless opportunities for professional progression, whether that means managing your own team one day or developing your knowledge by working across different functions

Your impact will be seen in these and other ways:

  • Initiate purchase and work orders to support the demand plan.
  • Participate on allocation calls with Sourcing Manager, supplier, and other Cummins entities to understand nature and impact of constraints.
  • Collaborate with suppliers to reduce lead time and order quantities balancing supply with demand.
  • Collaborate with Supply Chain Planners across the organization to reposition excess inventory to locations with supporting demand.
  • Create accurate, timely updates specific to inventory availability and back order recovery plans.
  • Manage part change requests and ramp up / ramp down activities to meet demand while minimizing excess and obsolete inventory.
  • Reconcile order boards for critical suppliers, critical parts, and past due orders on a routine basis.
  • Support the Deliver Supplier Improvement Process initiative to improve performance metrics.
  • Document and follows-up on action items impacting the ability to execute the plan.
  • Own delivery of supplier schedules that supports end Customer needs.
  • Flexible and performs other miscellaneous duties, as required, to meet business goals.
  • Follow applicable standard work, process documentation, and quality procedures.
  • Collect data on material planning master data (lead time, order quantities, etc.) to support Plan for Every Part (PFEP)

Skills and Experience Required:

To be a success in this role you will need:

  • Significant, relevant work experience or specialized skills obtained through education, training, or on-the-job experience in an equivalent field such as materials planning, production scheduling, manufacturing, or inventory control.
  • Experience with SAP, Oracle or a similar ERP package would be an advantage.
  • Strong communication skills teamed with the ability to build rapport with a diverse range of people whether they are a part of Cummins or an external supplier.
  • The ability to organise and prioritise your own work load.
  • To be detail orientated, ensuring the correct information is provided always and documents are always correct and up to date.
  • To be an advocate for change and share your ideas in how we can streamline process and procedures.

Compensation and Benefits

  • £23,000 - £26,000 depending on relevant experience
  • 4% variable bonus (paid annually based on company performance)
  • Contributions toward private health care
  • Pension (Cummins contributions up to 7%)
  • 25 days holiday plus stats


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