Materials Planner – Engineering

Posted on: 26/11/2018
Ref: VAC-16980
  • Salary: Excellent package available
  • Start Date: Immediate
  • Region: North West
  • Location: Manchester
    Blueprint Recruitment
  • Industry: Technical and Engineering
  • Discipline: Materials Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

We are currently working with an award winning and international company based in Manchester.

Due to the continued success and growth within the business they are now recruiting for a Materials Planner to take lead in the multi-step operational demand planning process.

This is a permanent position where you will work within the Mixer Team.

As the Materials Planner you will create and maintain forecast models for key stakeholders, incorporating business intelligence and forecast information gathered from sales, engineering and finance.
You will develop business and with the support of the Mixer Manufacturing Leader, you will be open to career progression and continued self-development in order to reach personal and business goals.

Duties & Responsibilities:
As the Materials Planner your responsibilities will include:
o Ensure all company policies surrounding health & safety, quality requirements and housekeeping are met
o Fully accountable for achieving all relevant KPIs
o Maintain the up-to-date visual management whiteboard
o Oversee demand planning and management processes for new and existing products.
o Develop and execute product demand plans to meet organisation goals.
o Provide support in developing seasonal demand forecasts and anticipate customers’ reactions
o Work with internal customers, Manufacturing Assembly, Logistics, Shipping teams to improve efficiency.
o Maintain demand plan to ensure cost effectiveness and to meet customer demands
o Maintain inventory levels based on future customer demands.
o Address demand related queries and issues in a timely manner.
o Provide input to the Supply Planning organisation in developing inventory strategies on existing items, new products, and product phase-outs.
o Coordinate cross-functional activities to reconcile significant variances and refine the forecast model to reflect updated sales and marketing assumptions.

To be considered for the Materials Planner position you must possess the following:
“HND in a relevant Administration / Business subject or equivalent and or HND in Engineering
“Working knowledge within a master scheduling, forecasting, procurement or planning environment
“Working knowledge within a statistical and reporting environment
“Engineering Background/Knowledge
“Computer literacy (including good command of Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook)
“ERP & Purchasing Systems

Salary & Benefits
The Materials Planner comes with a very competitive salary as well as benefits that would be discussed in detail at the interview.

This is an opportunity for an experienced Materials Planner with a strong background to develop career further and be part of an ever growing organisation.

If you are interested in the position and have the experience and attributes required then please get in touch. Send a Word Document CV to Ronnie Harris by email or call 01592 631644 to discuss the position in more detail.