1 month ago

Materials Planning and Logistics Manager

Essex Competitive Permanent

Job Reference: 1041267

Posted on behalf of

Tevva

A leader in electrified HGV technology is currently seeking a Materials Planning and Logistics Manager to schedule and forecast the right volumes of materials, goods and products inbound to the business from its supply chain companies.

Materials Planning and Logistics Manager Duties:

  • Contribute to the creation and implementation of best practice MP&L vision, strategy, policies, processes and procedures to aid and improve operational performance
  • Ensure that material scheduling strategy and processes are in place and work effectively in order to ensure material supply meets production requirements with minimum stock levels, whilst optimising costs
  • Manage inventory risk and ensure that contingency plans are in place
  • Seek and recommend solutions to overcome issues arising in order to meet production requirements and address operational risks
  • Ensure that professional and consistent materials planning processes are applied across the business
  • Ensure that any Material Requirements Planning system (MRP) or IT system in place is effective and that data is accurate and up to date and resolve any issues as required
  • Ensure the integrity of Bill of Materials (BOM) and inventory accuracy at all times and manage and control inventory levels and movements
  • Take overall responsibility for obsolete parts process and ensure business is left with minimum liability and minimal waste
  • Oversee labelling processes to ensure correct parts/finished assemblies reach correct customers at the correct time

 

The Successful Materials Planning and Logistics Manager Will Have:

  • Relevant degree preferred, HND, BTEC Professional Level 5 Award or equivalent NVQ Level 5 qualifications
  • Significant experience of working in a materials planning role and managing the smooth supply of materials in line with production requirements and budget, ideally within automotive or manufacturing
  • Proven people management skill set
  • Expert knowledge and understanding of a variety of manufacturing and automotive processes and components and of supply chain management
  • Experience in handling supplier relationships
  • Good working knowledge and experience of using Material Requirements Planning (MRP) systems or similar
  • Knowledge of lean techniques may be advantageous
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