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Materials Manager

Recruiter: Optima UK
Location: Leicester
Salary: £35,000–£45,000
Application date: 19th Apr 2019

The Role

We are working with a growing Design & Manufacturing business, who are looking for an experienced Materials Manager to join them on a permanent basis.

In this role, you will be reporting into the Operations Manager, and working closely with the Purchasing team. Responsibilities include, but won’t be limited to:

Facilitating the manufacturing of goods through the fabrication, coating and assembly departments to meet the needs of the customer’s order requirements.
Developing and managing forecasting for short and long-range material planning (for 6 months and 12 months periods).
Providing support and work orders to the production department to allow manufacture at the correct time.
Analysing stock levels and product demands.
Liaising with Engineering, Production and Commercial departments to ensure OTIF.
Reviewing material shortages, stock outages and safety stock levels.
Managing relationships with suppliers to maintain OTIF and arrange audit visits.
Manage import and export compliance obligations.
Supporting the purchasing department where needed, by procuring materials and negotiating with suppliers.
Working with the company’s ERP system – controlling and supporting logistically with supplying material, tooling and other items to enable production needs.
Working with the production admin team to realise YOY material purchase savings of 3%.
Managing the shipment process of goods for the site.
Supporting the Operations Manager to enable the strategic goals of the site to be met.
International travel will be required (between 1-2 months).

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a background in inventory control or purchasing, within an Engineering/Manufacturing environment, as well as:

Be process driven.
Be a self-starter who can work independently
Degree in STEM subject (ideal)
CIPS qualified or working towards a qualification
Basic knowledge of project management.
Proficient user of Microsoft office systems, and ideally ERP/MRP systems.
Previous experience in negotiating with suppliers.
Ability to demonstrate leadership.
Analytical and driven to provide solutions to problems and action these solutions.
Clear communicator, confident in liaising with suppliers across European countries.
Knowledge of Import Compliance advantageous.

The Package

Salary: between £35,000 and £45,000 per annum, depending on experience.
Annual bonuses (measured monthly).
Medical Insurance.

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