Material Planner

  • Location

    Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

  • Sector:

    Accountancy & Finance

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £15.00 - £22.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Karen Brown

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Duration:

    26 weeks

  • Expiry date:


  • Start date:


My Client, a major manufacturing, engineering company are looking for an experienced Material planner for an initial 6 month contract

The responsibilities of this role include;

  • Manage the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system parameters and issue component schedules to suppliers,

  • Interpret requirements planning demand needs and develop production/supplier firm and planned orders to satisfy master schedule

  • Establish priority of material requirements, schedules and orders to suppliers and the factory

  • Liaise with external suppliers to provide material input information

  • Maintain excellent relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of materials

  • Manage Supplier Performance and report key metrics, utilising the Material Requirement

  • Collaboration (MRC) Tool

  • Utilise PFEP to control inventory to optimal levels. Accountable for the inventory within his/her

  • Control and ensures that adequate steps are taken to maintain continuity of supply.

  • Responsible for achieving objectives and business goals such as those related to inventory turns, external supply order delivery performance, obsolete and surplus material disposition, lot sizes, etc.

  • Support supply chain improvement projects e.g. Electronic Data Interface (EDI), Packaging, Transport

Qualifications - Internal
Skills & Experience you will have;

  •  Previous Supply Chain experience

  • External facing experience with suppliers or customers Effective communication skills and sound judgement and be able to work in a team structure

  •  Proven problem solving and analytical skills are important in order to identify needs, analyse

  • potential alternatives and provide suitable solutions

  • Skills & Experience you may have;

  • MRP systems (i.e. MFG Pro, SAP etc) knowledge* MCIPS qualified or working towards

  • Previous Material Planning experience