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Materials Team Leader

£30,000 - £35,000 per annum plus bonus

North West

REF: DAC895497

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Help turn this sleeping beast into the category champion of one of the largest companies in the sector.

This role will see you join a business that has genuinely exciting growth and development plans. Historically they have always been large but never excelled in a particular area - this is now going to change. They have increased their £turnover and customer base in the last 12 months but the plans they have for the future are increasingly exciting.

If you want to continue your career, this business is excellent at promoting its own internal employees with a dedicated career path plan and numerous examples of this being demonstrated.

Hours: Mon-Fri 8.00am – 4.30pm

Job Purpose:

To manage the material control team to maximise performance and minimise waste within the factory, ensuring effective supply of materials whilst controlling stock levels and write off costs.

Role Accountabilities:

Manage the day to day planning of the business:

  • Review and develop structure of the material controller team to meet business needs
  • Lead the interface between the material controllers and suppliers to build up good working relationships that are of benefit to the business
  • Work closely with planning, reviewing forecasts, so orders are placed accurately and are forward looking
  • Ensure all material variances are explored with correctives put in place

To apply you will ideally have:

  • Worked in a food manufacturing business within a production planning / scheduler role
  • Proficient on a computer: Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Ability to work with numbers and use formulas
  • Strong communicator, with proven experience of communicating and building strong relationships (internal and external) customers
  • Self motivated
  • Problem solver
  • Ability to plan ahead and deal with unexpected changes
  • Able to multi skill as required by the business
  • Work effectively with cross functional teams
  • Understanding of the end to end planning & MRP process
  • Work effectively with cross functional teams

Ref DAC895497

Tel: +44 (0)1625 560778

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