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Materials Planning & Logistics Manager

  • Job added:   8 March 2019
  • Location:   Burton on Trent
  • County:   Staffordshire
  • Job Type:   Permanent
  • Reference:   209638517
  • Company:   CV-Library
Our client is a global diversified technology and industrial leader serving customers in more than 150 countries. Due to a recent restructure they are now seeking to recruit a degree qualified Materials Planning / Logistics Manager to manage the day to day operational needs of a JIT, fast paced, 1st tier automotive company.

If you have the experience ideally gained within an automotive manufacturing environment then we will want to hear from you.

The Role:

The prime purpose of this position is to lead the Materials / Logistics Team to exceed the expectations of both their internal and external customers. As a key member of the Management Team, the Materials & Logistics Manager will be an integral team player who will be vital to the continuing success of the JIT business operation. Your day to day duties will include:

- Provide inspired leadership and safe day to day management to the Materials Team in line with the requirements
- Effectively manage and optimise the supply chain, ensuring uninterrupted component delivery to the location through the provision of cost-effective, high quality service levels from the Supplier base
- Establish and maintain effective systems and processes that encourage ownership and accountability
- Ensure the Materials Team adhere to policy and procedures and complete all daily tasks in a timely, professional manner
- Foster an embedded culture of continuous improvement within the Materials Team
- Coordinate, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of the communication process within the team and make improvements as necessary
- Develop and nurture at both personal and departmental levels, excellent supplier and customer partnerships both internally and externally
- Review schedules and broadcast for reasonableness, and highlight any constraints away from the declared production and supply constraints, ensuring supplier and production capacities are continuously monitored
- Manage the appropriate monthly budgets, ever exploring opportunities to reduce spend on an ongoing basis and optimise the use of working capital investment
- Seamless model phase out control ensuring minimal obsolescence within the supply chain, with robust data to ensure customer liability is in a presentable format and recouped accordingly
- Seamless model launch with a Plan For Every Part (PFEP) from customer forecast through to physical production location and design
- Provide accurate financial forecasting on all key measurable KPIs using SCM designated tools
- Ability to investigate and where necessary, problem solve any abnormality within daily deliverables and deliver robust countermeasures

The successful Materials Planning & Logistics Manager will demonstrate:

- Degree in Business, Engineering, Manufacturing or similar (or qualified by experience)
- Experience in automotive / JIT manufacturing is highly beneficial
- Experience of people management, development and leadership
- Well experienced in continuous improvement activities
- Good interpersonal skills to foster teamwork and achieve business objectives
- Clear, concise and appropriate communication style both written and verbal
- Ability to recognise and respond to customer expectations with an energetic drive for results
- Data driven, analytical and methodical demonstrating innovation in decision making and problem solving
- Highly self-motivated with the ability to work with the minimum of supervision using own initiative
- Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

Desirable skills:

- Good working knowledge of an MRP system
- A working knowledge of SAP & MFG Pro would be advantageous but not necessary


- Working days full-time Monday to Friday (with occasional weekends as required)
- Starting holiday allowance of 26 days plus 8 bank holidays
- Pension scheme - Company contributes additional 2% on top of employee contribution e.g. 3% and 5%, up to a max of 8% from company
- Medical and dental coverage

Material Planning & Logistics Manager

Burton on Trent, Staffordshire

Excellent Salary + Benefits

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