Material Planner

Cambridgeshire Permanent £34,000 - £37,000 per year
  • Great financial package & benefits
  • Opportunity to be made permanent long term

About Our Client

The client is known for its diverse range of products and services that cater to various sectors. The company is involved in the production and distribution of raw materials, including chemicals, additives, and speciality products.The client serves numerous industries, such as automotive, construction, textiles, electronics, and personal care. Its offerings support manufacturing processes and contribute to the development of innovative solutions. The company emphasises the importance of sustainability and strives to minimise its environmental impact while delivering high-quality products.

Job Description

As the Materials Planner, your responsibilities will include:

  • Contributing to the development of new procurement strategies and ordering patterns to enhance material availability and optimise working capital.
  • Working closely with the planning team to ensure the timing of requisitions aligns with the production plan and inventory targets.
  • Collaborating with the purchasing team to track and follow up on material deliveries.
  • Generating and analysing key performance indicators (KPIs) reports.
  • Providing support for tolling activities.
  • Maintaining the MRP (Material Requirements Planning) system.
  • Processing invoices and addressing related queries.
  • Establishing and nurturing strong, professional relationships with suppliers.
  • Coordinating with other departments at the site to procure non-stock items as needed.

The Successful Applicant

* Proficient in using SAP.
* Familiarity with a process-oriented work environment.
* Previous experience in procurement or purchasing.
* Strong focus on data analysis and metrics.
* Effective communication skills.
* Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well in a team.
* High level of computer literacy, particularly in major IT tools like Excel.
* Comfortable with handling ambiguity and setting priorities.
* Detail-oriented with a proven track record of achieving results.

What's on Offer

  • Competitive salary & pension scheme
Kane Pearson
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+44 115 948 3480

Job summary

Job function
Procurement & Supply Chain
Supply Planning
Industrial / Manufacturing
Contract type
Consultant name
Kane Pearson
Consultant phone
+44 115 948 3480
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