Materials Planner

Our client, a prestigious, international manufacturing company, based in Norwich, is currently seeking a Materials Planner to join their busy team!


This is an exciting opportunity for an organised and proactive individual to manage the flow of materials within a successful manufacturing Company.


The desired candidate will be responsible for inventory optimisation through increasing stock turns and a reduction in redundant stocks, customer supply performance and the evaluation of planning performance through managing shortages and resource utilisation, ensuring the success of this Upper Tier COMAH site.


Responsibilities include:


• Managing the short to medium term production plan of a portfolio of products in order to achieve the optimum balance between market requirements, customer service, production resources, material availability and inventory levels.
• Processing orders to ensure products are produced to meet customer requirements and raw and packaging materials are available for production.
• Manage and analyse customer demand data and reschedule production and material flows accordingly in order to maintain optimum plan, ensuring all relevant parties are kept abreast of changes. Ensure third party demand data is accurately maintained.
• Direct and control the timely delivery of materials to meet the needs of the manufacturing units by interpretation of data and close liaison with internal customers and external suppliers. Ensure that all materials are delivered fit for purpose and all aspects of operational purchasing are accurately maintained and actioned in accordance with quality procedures


The successful candidate will ideally be educated to degree level, or have relevant experience in a planning environment.


Applicants must have good analytical, reasoning and numeracy skills. In addition, excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required as the jobholder has a wide network of internal and external customers.


The role requires a good knowledge of logistics systems, MRP principles, company products, processes and quality systems.

You will be able to demonstrate customer focus and have the ability to work effectively without supervision as well as the willingness to be a strong contributor in a small team


If you are an organised proactive individual who is able to prioritise effectively and make decisions in a complex environment, then please forward a copy of your CV today, for further details regarding this exciting opportunity!


Todd Hayes Ltd is an equal opportunities employer. Due to the large number of applications we receive I’m afraid we are unable to respond to everyone individually however your details will remain on file should another suitable opportunity become available moving forward.
If we can take your application further, we will of course be in touch.
Todd Hayes is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.
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