Senior Material Planner/Controller

Senior Material Planner/Controller

Job Title: Senior Material Planner/Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rustington
Salary: Up to £35,000
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 15454 SW
Contact Name: Sue Wood
Contact Email:
Job Published: June 05, 2017 12:16

Job Description

My client who specialise in the design, development, prototyping and production of armoured vehicles,  counter terrorism vehicles and equipment for the military, security, government and aid agencies, currently seeks a Senior Materials Planner/Controller who will be responsible for the management and co-ordination of production and project material requirements, including supplier scheduling and expediting, to ensure on time delivery of goods and services in support of production and project delivery objectives.

Working closely with the Production, Project management and Procurement teams the Senior Material Planner/Controller will be responsible and accountable for ensuring that parts are received in a timely manner to meet the requirements of the business.

Specific Responsibilities
  • Liaise with the production / project teams to create supplier delivery schedules.
  • Establish and control live product delivery status reports utilising SAP. Including, purchase order status, lead time, supplier WIP and delivery status.
  • Communication to Production and Project Teams on delivery status, highlighting and agreeing changes where required.
  • Support production and project meetings with part delivery status.
  • Management of suppliers regarding order acknowledgements, changes to due dates, delays or stoppages.
  • Liaison with Buyers on order status and supplier performance.
  • Confirmation of acceptance with Buyers when changes to contract have been notified.
  • Update of SAP purchase orders including expediting notes and relevant attachments.
  • To understand and comply with Company policies and procedures including, but not limited to, ISO9001 and ISO14001.
Person Specification
  • A highly skilled and experienced individual who is capable of controlling all aspects of parts scheduling and delivery achievements in a fast moving environment as well as a strong manufacturing supplier coordination knowledge.
  • Able to maintain a strong working relationship with relevant internal staff and suppliers.
  • Experience in materials planning and control.
  • Proficient use of MS applications and ERP systems (SAP preferred).
  • Excellent organisational skills and capable of managing own time.
  • Good oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience of the automotive or military vehicle industry would be an advantage.
You will be joining my client at an exciting time, they have recently moved to larger new premises to accommodate their expansion plans.  Due to the nature of my clients work, you will need to be able to gain security clearance (minimum SC level)