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Senior Material Planner

Posted on: 22/10/2021
Ref: VAC-19541
  • Salary: £55,000 + Excellent
  • Start Date: 14/02/2022
  • Location: Rosyth
  • Industry: Technical and Engineering
  • Discipline: Materials Manager
  • Employment Type: Permanent
  • Duration: n/a


Job Description

Senior Material Planner – A permanent position based in Rosyth Scotland, and extensively working remotely.

An exciting opportunity to join a prestigious multinational client.

To support the Supply Chain Manager and Purchasing Team by organising and planning the acquisition of materials for the Rosyth site. This role will operate as a bridge between Engineering, Supply Chain, Project Planning, Production Planning and Production by communicating project-related requirements for sourcing, procurement, inventory, and warehousing in relationship to the overall materials plan. To continually improve our current process.

” Fully proficient individual contributor.
” Makes recommendations and decisions (where authorised) on complex and difficult situations.
” Broad knowledge of own professional discipline and general knowledge of related disciplines.
” Builds relationships with and across teams and delivers key technical content to influence stakeholders.
Responsible for the following:
” Maintenance of the inventory item master records (EU, Category, Family and UPC codes) and purchasing item attributes to ensure they are maintained and updated as required.
” Collaboration with the Engineering Team to ensure BOMs (Bills of Material) are released in a timely manner, to satisfy the Request for Quote (RFQ) and purchasing processes.
” Strategically plan and organise procurement activities in order to optimise cost and schedule related to purchase of commodities across different projects.
” Running the CRR (Component Requirement Report) daily, ensuring key stakeholders receive the latest information, reviewing the demand and schedules and directing the Buyers regarding the purchasing requirements to satisfy the Production Plan.
” Partner with Project and Production Planning to ensure material supply meets requirements and changes are managed effectively, to the correct BOM revision, scheduled to the correct plan and includes the timely picking, kitting and issuance of parts to Production.
” Liaison with Project Planning and Buyers regarding the Weekly Work Plan (WWP) activities to ensure the WWP and 3-week lookahead are up to date and in line with the needs of Operations.
” Co-ordination of load-out kitting requirements, liaising between the Project Management and Warehouse teams.
” Management of cabler bobbins, electric cable reels/cradles, supplier owned bobbins/reels, silo materials and fluids planning.
” Collaboration with the Engineering Department to provide supplier data sheets as required for the creation of new Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) parts.
” Regular (minimum quarterly) review of safety stock levels based upon usage report.
” Monthly review of aged inventory to ensure inventory procured for a project is issued to the project and any inventory held on hand is used or scrapped if not required.
” Support the Warehouse Team in the management of inventory levels and coordinating with stakeholders to assess opportunities and create awareness.
” Manage intercompany transactions and inventory movements ensuring deadlines are met (in collaboration with Stores personnel), tracking MSR’s to ensure they are fulfilled as required.
” Establish best practice in relation to material planning and continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the process.
” Participate in on site Health Safety and Environment (HSE) activities / program e.g. Observation Cards, HSE Safety Suggestions.
” Support other divisions within the Rosyth campus as required.
” Eliminate waste in whatever form, to suggest the use of more environmentally friendly substances and practices and contribute to the continuous improvement of the environment.
” Display required levels of engagement and a positive `can-do` attitude while consistently supporting the culture of Safety, Quality, ongoing learning, and continual improvement.
” Any other roles or tasks as required to support our business needs including carrying out work in accordance with the Company HSE and Quality Systems.


” Typically holds degree and/or certification in area of specialty. Equivalent experience may be considered.
” Experience in a material planning role (minimum of 5-10 years in such a role and within a manufacturing company)


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:
” Professionalism – approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments.
” Dependability – follows instructions, responds to management direction; takes responsibility for own actions; keeps commitments; commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
” Adaptability – adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; able to deal with frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
” Organisational Support – follows policies and procedures; completes administrative tasks correctly and on time; supports organisation’s goals and values; benefits organisation through outside activities; supports affirmative action and respects diversity.
” Strategic Thinking – develops strategies to achieve organizational goals; understands organization’s strengths & weaknesses; analyzes market and competition; identifies external threats and opportunities; adapts strategy to changing conditions.
” Judgment – displays willingness to make decisions; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; supports and explains reasoning for decisions; includes appropriate people in decision-making process; makes timely decisions.
” Planning/Organising – prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; plans for additional resources; sets goals and objectives; organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; develops realistic action plans.
” Oral Communication – speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings.
” Written Communication – writes clearly and informatively; edits work for spelling and grammar; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; able to read and interpret written information.
” Problem Solving – identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyses information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
” Change Management – develops workable implementation plans; communicates changes effectively; builds commitment and overcomes resistance; prepares and supports those affected by change; monitors transition and evaluates results.
” Quality – demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; looks for ways to improve and promote quality; applies feedback to improve performance; monitors own work to ensure quality.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and Other Characteristics
” Competent in ERP System / Microsoft applications

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