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Materials Planner (6 Month FTC)

Posted 12 April by Cargill PLC Featured Ended

Job location: Dalton, North Yorkshire

Your contribution is vital in delivering change to the Dalton business to help Cargill achieve its service and growth objectives. The ideal candidate will be able to deliver customer service and financial KPIs in the Materials Planning role, leveraging strong ownership and analytical skills. You will be encouraged to change practices and processes to drive efficiency into the business, and will have ample opportunity to deliver improvement as part of a small, customer-focused Supply Chain team.

In this role you will work closely with key stakeholders upstream (Food Safety Quality Reporting / technical / operations / warehouse) and downstream (warehouse / sales / customers). You will report to the Dalton Planning Supervisor who will coach and support your personal development.

Main Tasks:

  • Ensure full traceability of all raw materials required for on time fulfilment of customer orders to ensure no stock outs
  • Review and challenge key order factors including but not limited to; order size, frequency, supplier lead times, contracts, in order to optimise plant and inventory efficiency
  • Manage inventory levels (volume and value) in line with business targets
  • Any other miscellaneous duties as required


  • Graduate calibre, ideally University degree or equivalent qualification. Candidates with relevant work experience will be considered
  • Experience within supply chain/ production planning / purchasing in a manufacturing environment
  • Must have a high drive and energy level, and well-developed analytical and problem solving skills
  • Must be diligent, committed, and prepared to manage tasks through to completion, with a high level of attention to detail
  • Must be numerate, logical and able to make decisions based on calculation of empirical data
  • Clear communication skills (verbal and written) with the ability to communicate with people on different levels in the organization; essential that sound professional relationships are forged with key customers (internal and external), suppliers and colleagues
  • Leadership & Ownership: strong decision maker, takes responsibility for own actions, able to withstand challenge and scrutiny from peers and superiors
  • Must be hands-on, prepared to engage with the procurement, production, warehouse and customer services processes
  • Ideally some previous experience with planning and/or production processes through the use of MRP/ERP manufacturing systems (e.g. SAP)
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications; intermediate user of MS Excel

Required skills

  • Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Systems
  • Production Planning

Reference: 34895033

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