Materials Controller

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Discipline: Buying, Manufacturing, Planning


UK Residency Required: Yes

Salary: £25000 - £25000

Apply by: 12/05/2017

Min Experience: 5 years


We are currently recruiting for a Materials Controller for a leading automotive manufacturer in the Sheffield area. Due to continued growth they are looking to add to their existing team to develop the current production planning and purchasing processes within the business. The successful candidate will have a demonstrable background working within a Materials Control/ Production planning/ Buyer role within an manufacturing/engineering environment. Candidates must have proven knowledge of MRP/ERP systems ideally with experience in implementing new procedures. This is a permanent role based on day shifts Monday – Friday.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:
•Management of works orders from creation to closure
•Purchasing and despatch administration
•Support the Project Manager in developing and maintaining the Master Schedule
•Identify opportunities for improvement across the entire manufacturing process
•Co-ordinate the change management process across the business
•Monitoring and maintaining efficient stock levels
•Carry out job tasks safely using good working practices
•Ensuring day to day issues with Production/ Engineering/ Quality/ Purchasing/ Stores are progressed and resolved with preventative action put in place to stop re-occurrence
•Develop and maintain key performance indicators
•Stores duties as assigned
•Other duties as assigned

Skills & Experience
•Pro-active, innovative with the ability to thrive in challenging environments
•Minimum of 5 years’ experience as a Production Planner/Buyer in a manufacturing or engineering environment.
•Proven knowledge of MRP/ERP systems
•Experience with a variety of production processes and equipment
•Must be hard working, and be able to work under pressure with the ability to manage specific details to tight deadlines
•Ability to prioritise, organise and liaise across all departments
•Customer focused
•To be analytical, diligent and thorough, seeing tasks through to the end
•To be an excellent communicator across all levels of the business
•To have excellent time management skills and to be organised and able to prioritise
•To have excellent Microsoft Office IT skills especially Excel
•Ability to read and interpret detail and assembly drawings


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