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Materials Planner (TGS1429) – £25k

Materials Planner (TGS1429) – £25k

  • Supply Chain
  • Essex

Location: Essex

Type: Permanent

Industry: Food

Job Ref: TGS1429

The Company:

Our client is an established supplier to the food industry and are seeking a Materials Planner who is able to work well in a team or on their own to join the team.  With the knowledge and experience of managing the supply of a range of SKU’s to ensure supply meets demand effectively you will have a minimum of 2 years experience in a similar role within the food industry.

 The Role:

  • Plan stock levels of finished goods to be stored in the UK of selected SKU range
  • Raising purchase orders in accordance with firm and forecasted demand according to the stocking policy and agreed volumes.
  • To forecast demand when raising purchase orders and to share with other team members including account managers, ensuring agreement prior to confirming the orders
  • To attend regular meetings and maintain a good level of communication with our 3rd party packers and internal colleagues
  • To manage raw materials and packaging levels at 3rd party sites to ensure consistent supply of key customers and own brand SKU’s
  • To agree timeframes of orders and maintain PO information such as shipping status and delivery status
  • To proactively expedite orders.
  • To be aware of storage space, capacity and capital requirements where applicable.
  • To run various scheduled and ad-hoc reports where required
  • To provide cover during absence for the Senior supply chain administrator
  • Other ad hoc duties in support of the supply chain team

 Skills Required:

  • Educated to A level or degree standard
  • Knowledge of ERP systems – planning software in particular
  • Ability to effectively liaise with suppliers and customers on a daily basis.
  • Excellent PC skills – knowledge of Microsoft applications, must be excel competent.
  • Ability to use and understand planning systems.
  • Ability to understand and where possible make processes more efficient.
  • SAP knowledge would be an advantage although not essential.
  • Analytical skills
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