Production Material Planner

  • Job Reference: R14692
  • Date Posted: 23 June 2022
  • Recruiter: AWE
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  • Location: Reading, Berkshire
  • Salary: £33,350 to £42,000
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

AWE is now recruiting for a Production Material Planner to determine the current status of material availability for all production requirements and to plan the supply of materials and/or sub-component manufacture, to meet future delivery dates.

Location - Reading / Basingstoke area

Package - £33,550 - £42,000 (depending on your suitability and level of experience)

AWE (one of the best 25 big companies to work for in the UK) offers an attractive array of benefits which include:

  • Market leading contributory pension scheme
  • Generous holiday entitlement 270 hours a year (inclusive of Bank Holidays) plus every other Friday off
  • Flexible working hours
  • Salary sacrifice scheme
  • Consideration for either full time or part time hours. Just let us know on your application if you wish to work part time
  • Enhanced relocation package available (terms and conditions apply)

You will be required to

  • Provide resolution of material queries through discussion with relevant stakeholders and customers
  • Develop and maintain metrics in support of the material planning team strategy
  • Monitoring stock levels and inventory report outputs and highlight and/or escalate issues appropriately
  • Attend task reviews and de-conflict any emerging material requirements
  • Generation of material route cards, in line with specifications and the management of materials that require life control
  • Resolve and/or escalate any material related issues including root cause analysis
  • Monitoring of inventory levels and stock replenishment activities to ensure items are available prior to task commencement
  • Develop and produce visual metrics for the Operational Delivery Units
  • Improve processes and drive change in the department, including the installation and monitoring of material Pull and Flow systems
  • Promote and sponsor operational excellence and drive all actions aimed at continuous process improvement

To be considered for this role, you will need experience of

  • MRP Systems
  • Inventory Control processes
  • Working within an operational environment (e.g. production or supply chain functions)

Candidates must be willing and able to obtain and maintain the necessary security clearance for the role.