Material Planner

Location Belfast, County Antrim
Job type Temporary
Salary £12.52 - £12.82 per hour
Published about 2 months ago
Start date asap
Contact Matthew Withers
Job ref SLMP/03/21_1615486884

Job description


Close Date for CV's: 4pm, Tuesday 16th March 2021

The panel cannot make assumptions when shortlisting therefore please demonstrate your qualifications and experience on your CV relevant to the criteria outlined.


The Material Planning team sits within the Supply Team function, which is a wider team of 12. As a whole they deal with 100+ multi-geographical suppliers, managing a spend of roughly 150 Million dollars per year.

We make products that support a prime product in one of our large UK facilities, which goes into articulated trucks.

A friendly and engaging team of 5 with a large support network, a large knowledge base to lean on and extensive on the job training.

This is a fast-paced environment with time sensitive work but will be incredibly rewarding.

This role would benefit from experience working as part of a global company using cutting edge tools systems.

The expanse and scope of this role increases the exposure to many different areas, such as logistics and transportation and broaden horizons within supply chain.


  • The requirements of this role are to ensure the timely delivery of materials to the facility, collaborating with suppliers to coordinate deliveries, shipping schedules and work schedules to meet facility production plans.
  • Using supplier collaboration technologies, collaborates with suppliers and operations to plan delivery of material for production.
  • Actively collaborates with suppliers to perform root cause corrective actions to resolve quality and supplier delivery performance issues.
  • This position analyses production requirements, converting requirements into purchase orders requisitioning the materials, regulating inventory levels.
  • Analyses engineering releases for changes and/or new releases and coordinates effective release dates to provide an efficient depletion of related existing stock items.
  • This position supports supply chain performance efforts by monitoring and tracking supplier performance metrics.
  • This person will be required to perform work to improve point of use material availability, applying root cause analysis and corrective actions.
  • Provides Material Planning expertise to facility functions in support of improving demand variability, forecast credibility and usability for production planning.
  • Minimal Travel Required

Skills and Experience - Essential:

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to use and troubleshoot MRP, SAP experience preferable but not essential.
  • Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organisation, and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and/or experience in material control, purchasing, inventory control.
  • General knowledge of production scheduling and capacity management.

Skills and Experience - Desirable:

  • Knowledge and/or experience in transportation or logistics


  • College or university degree related to Supply Chain, or equivalent experience, is required.


  • APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification - Advantageous but not essential
  • Experience of LEAN and Six Sigma - Advantageous but not essential

Pending the number of applications, the criteria for the position may be enhanced to facilitate shortlisting.

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