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Materials Planner - Logistics

Job Title: Materials Planner - Logistics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: asap
REF: X/MP/SARA_1655980824
Contact Name: Sara Rowe
Contact Email:
Job Published: 5 months ago

Job Description

Material Planner - Logistics - Mobile Telecoms - Permanent - Berkshire

Hybrid - will need to be in Reading on average once a week

In a nutshell: Looking for a Material Planner from a technology, automotive, aerospace, defence, telecoms type background. This person ensures availability of equipment and products to be deployed in line with project requirements. Strong inventory management skills, good trouble-shooter and can demonstrate knowledge and experience of continuous improvement.

The Role:

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.

What you can expect to be doing:

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

What we are looking for:

Experienced 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

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