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Material Planner

Job Title: Material Planner
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
Duration: permanent
REF: PP/CK/Material_1655982415
Contact Name: Caroline Kennedy
Contact Email:
Job Published: 9 days ago

Job Description

Material Planner


Hybrid working - Reading once a week

As part of the Inventory, Deployment and Reverse Logistics team, we are seeking a Material planner who will be responsible for the medium-term material plan to ensure material availability.

Responsibilities of the Material Planner include:

  • Responsible for the medium-term material plan to ensure material availability
  • Liaise with the forecast and call-off teams to highlight and resolve potential material shortages
  • Manage inventory issues that have resulted from changes to the build schedule or from supply challenges
  • Review the supply and demand data to make recommendations regarding stock levels
  • Support the inventory team with identifying opportunities to reuse excess stock
  • Liaise with the warehouse manager to track warehouse inventory accuracy
  • Where necessary support principal contractor and supplier audits
  • Support the logistics team in the identification and resolution of system data issues
  • As required support data cleansing activities of an internal IT project enhancing the functionality of the ERP tool
  • Challenge the status quo, keep abreast of the external market and use this to drive improvements, continuous improvements and learning

The successful Material Planner will have:

  • Experience as a material planner or similar role
  • Ability to investigate and identify corrective actions
  • Understanding of the financial impacts of inventory and inventory movements
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques and experience of implementing improvement activity

To apply for the Material Planner please send your CV to

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