Materials Planner

  • Location

    Devizes, Wiltshire

  • Sector:

    Engineering & Technical

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £40000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Tim Barfoot

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  • Published:

    12 months ago

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An excellent opportunity for a dynamic supply chain professional to join a busy organisation as a Material Planner. The Planner will be responsible for managing the effective planning of all materials required for production for the site.

My client is a global engineering business, and within the role you will be responsible for all supply chain/procurement activities within a designated product group. Developing and maintaining good supplier relationships. Other responsibilities include supporting strategic, cross-functional supply chain initiatives


  • Responsibility for all procurement activities across a range of products within the MSA Latchways portfolio, focusing on quality, cost and all aspects of supply.
  • Understanding previous selling patterns and forecasted forward demand utilizing report systems to ensure stock levels are in line with sales forecasts and maintain minimum stock levels.
  • Constantly review and adjust stock levels to suit demand
  • To ensure that all third-party expenditure is placed according to company policy Manage the expectations of Sales, Operations and customers to ensure delivery dates are met and daily administration is completed.
  • Identify potential new supply routes in conjunction with Quality Dept.
  • Put processes in place to monitor implementation of commercial arrangements with suppliers.

Skills / Experience Required

  • Previous experience in material control/planning
  • Previous experience of using an MRP system to manage inventory levels and product demands whilst controlling the master data to achieve optimum results
  • SAP experience (desirable)
  • Basic understanding of mechanical engineering concepts and drawings (desirable)

In return my client is offering a competitive salary package and benefits with the role.

This role would be suitable for you if you have held any of the following roles; Material Planner, Material Controller, Inventory Planner. Inventory Controller, Inventory Analyst, Supply Chain Planner, Supply Planner