A leading automotive company based in Dudley is looking to recruit a Material Planner to work at its site in Dudley. This is a maternity contract for 12 months, due to the size of the company there may be opportunities to work for the company on a permanent basis.
The salary for the position is between £33,000 - £35,000.
The main function of this position is to plan, release, schedule, expedite and monitor materials required for production. The material planner will work within defined parameters to make decisions, apply concepts to issues of moderate complexity and resolve issues through immediate action or short term planning.
The main duties will be:
" Manage current and future demand requirements with manufacturing and supplier capabilities/capacities to ensure completion of customer requirements.
" Expedite material, where required to meet shortfall between current plan and customer order requirements.
" Analyse data, including enterprise requirements planning (ERP) information.
" Prepare reports as required to facilitate and recommend actions that ensures optimal supply chain execution.
" Ensure MRP processing is being driven by accurate planning data.
" Manages material cost and schedule impact of proposed engineering changes in addition to taking necessary actions to ensure successful implementation and incorporation of approved engineering releases.
" Ensure work orders, repetitive schedules and KanBan's are controlled and released at a set production level in alignment with system demand with an expected and predictable throughput time.
" Print and organise production paperwork (work orders) and maintain production visibility through visual management tools.
The ideal candidate will have the following skills:
" Manufacturing experience
" Experience and knowledge of ERP, MP systems
" Material scheduling experience six sigma skills and knowledge
" Detail orientated analytical skills
" Production and inventory management
" Negotiation skills
This is an outstanding opportunity to join a leading company which offers progession and a competitive salary.