Materials Manager

Polytec Personnel Ltd
12 Oct 2016
20 Oct 2016
Are you an experienced Materials Manager looking for a new challenge? We’re looking for somebody to join a Royston based team who will take responsibility for the Materials activity in the business from the new product introduction process through to suppliers, purchasing, stores, inventory, manufacture and cost reduction. You’ll have around 5 years’ experience along with an excellent understanding of best practice in Purchasing and Vendor Management as well as MRP/ERP systems within an engineering business. The team is based on the Cambridgeshire / Herts border, with the added bonus of having a rail station on the doorstep, with direct links to both Cambridge and London. You’ll enjoy generous benefits and opportunities as well as a competitive salary. What You’ll Be Doing: New Product Introduction - you’ll take responsibility along with the Development team for the strategic materials planning, supply chain implementation, ERP materials planning systems and set-up of materials delivery to the production lines Supply Chain Management – you’ll manage supplier performance in terms of quality, delivery and cost. Stores Management - ensure that the goods receiving, stores and materials delivery to the line are effective and meet expectations Inventory - ensure that there are appropriate levels of inventory to support the business Cost control and reduction What We’re Looking For: At least 5 years’ experience in a procurement role, working as part of a high-end ERP implementation team Professional Purchasing Qualifications would be preferred Experience of outsourced manufacture and supply Experience of implementing lean projects. You’ll have an excellent understanding of Purchasing and Vendor Management best practice Good understanding of high-end MRP / ERP systems in a complex engineering business. Good commercial and negotiating skills with knowledge of purchasing contract law Excellent communication and presentation skills Ideally you will also have knowledge of Mechanical or Electronic technology and familiarity with high technology businesses SAP experience Experience of designing material flow systems This job was originally posted as

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