Senior Material Control and Planner

Location: Woking, GB

Closing Date: 16th December 2019

This is an opportunity to join one of the most dynamic departments within our business – Logistics. As a business area that needs to move quickly and be readily adaptable to the demand internally and externally, the Material Control team have grown 50% year on year from the last 2 years to support the growth of the business.

Growing a team at this rate means there is plenty of opportunities for you to develop your skills and experience within a renowned global automotive manufacturer.

As a business we take your personal development seriously, in addition to the catalogue of training available to all employees, from excel to influencing, this role will also give you the opportunity to rotate amongst the 5 x function areas in the Series Material Control & Planning team, each with category of suppliers and products (interior, powertrain, chassis, body, electrical). The team also promote knowledge within and will hold workshops to aid learning and will also be looking at cross functional learning into other business areas such as Purchasing, SQA & Change Control.

It will be your responsibility to manage the supply base ensuring risk assessments and capability studies are carried out, in addition to production planning and scheduling.

This is the perfect role for someone who enjoys a problem-solving in a truly fast-paced environment – no two problems will be the same, you will need to build strong relationships with suppliers to be able to contain and recover critical issues.

Infrequent travel will be a requirement for this role – you could be given 24 hours’ notice and be expected to travel domestically (mainly) and internationally for up to a couple of weeks at a time. 

Using SAP for and having an understanding production planning you will also need to create supply schedules and be mindful of engineering change/change control.

You will be responsible for ensuring we have the right quantity of parts, at the right time within budgeted targets.  To achieve this successfully you should have come from a supply chain background within manufacturing, not necessarily automotive. You should also have demonstratable experience in managing suppliers – assessing risk and capability.  SAP experience would be hugely beneficial.