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    Materials Planner | CIPS | Manufacturing | Electronics


    Our client is a market leader in the development and supply of advanced industrial electronic point of sale products and weigh labelling equipment into the worlds food processing industries and major retailers.

    They produce weigh price labelling equipment for a wide range of food processing environments; from the red meat sector to poultry, fish, vegetables, dairy, bakeries and ready meals, including many different classifications of world industry from leading industrial corporations to small local retail supply outlets as well as POS products into the major multiple retailers.

    They have been at the forefront of weigh price labelling technology for many years. Their products are used by many of the world’s leading global food processing and distribution companies.


    Due to exciting growth globally, they are now seeking a Materials Planner to head up their team.


    The Role

    Key Responsibilities


    Reporting to the Operations Director, the Materials Planner will be responsible for coordinating materials as well as other parts and resources that are needed to manufacture products.


    The Materials Planner performs the major functions listed below.  The position may require additional duties/responsibilities that may not be outlined below, and specific functions are subject to change.


    • Responsible for Purchasing, Planning, Logistics and Inventory management functions within Manufacturing.
    • Controls and maintains the MPS in line with forecast, ensuring effective release of PO’s.
    • Develops production plans in line with capacity, to ensure maximum output, focussing on streamlining processes, improving efficiencies, maintaining optimal inventory position.
    • Coordinates and plans production schedule, assessing resource requirements, releasing production orders to factory aimed at maximising efficiency and reducing build time.
    • Establish collaborative supplier relationships to develop and implement procurement initiatives that maximise value and mitigate risk.
    • Oversees long-term supply chain projects providing analysis and reporting to Directors.
    • Working alongside Sales, Production, Technical and Finance functions to ensure a coordinated and unified approach to customer satisfaction.


    About you

    Qualifications & Skills Requirements


    The following qualifications are the minimum requirements to successfully perform this role.  However, any equivalent combination of experience, education and training, which provides the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities would be acceptable, subject to any legal and/or regulatory requirements.


    • Experience of using Microsoft NAV Dynamics 2017 is essential.
    • Qualified to degree level with membership of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS qualified) being desirable.
    • Must be able to look past what currently ‘is’ and look at what ‘can be’.
    • Experience within a 2nd stage manufacturing organisation.
    • Advanced knowledge of MRP/ERP systems and their implementation.
    • Valid driving licence and good driving record is required.
    • Must have high level of computer skills including MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Outlook.
    • Excellent analytical, interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate complex technical issues in an easy-to-understand manner.
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, self-directed.
    • Able to work productively in a pressurised environment with shifting priorities
    • Provide support for all staff in keeping with the businesses values, policies and procedures
    • Complete all documents required by the company policies and procedures
    • Undertake additional tasks and responsibilities as may be reasonably expected of the role and as necessary in order to achieve the objectives of the Procurement team and the business goals
    • Working within Health & Safety procedures and Risk Assessment guidelines at all times.


    Company Description


    As a Global Organisation with a turnover of $1 billion worldwide, and around 4000 employees, they are continuing their growth within the UK.


    They have an exciting investment programme to grow, building on the success of their industrial business, they continue to move forward to take their exciting products into the retail, hospitality and logistics sectors and expanding their presence in the UK market.  Their team are based on their site near Cambridge.


    They are looking for ambitious people to join them.  If you want to be a key player in their future success and believe you have the drive and skills to join their dynamic team at this exciting time of growth, then please get in touch?





    Hendronpearce Limited, 24 Northgate Street, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk IP33 1HY
    Company Registered in England No. 08825673