Materials Planner

Posted 23 February by Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
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The Materials Planner will play a key role in ensuring the manufacturing plant runs smoothly, by sourcing materials on-site, in time for production and meeting the high customer demands.

Client Details

I'm working with a market leading manufacturing business which offers a wide range of high-quality products.

Location - Deeside, Chester


As the Materials Planner you'll have the following responsibilities:

  • Identifying and determining the required materials and generating purchase orders, forecasts, and schedules
  • Ensuring consistent supply of materials necessary for production
  • Maintaining the MRP system and data integrity
  • Ensuring all materials meet specifications and quality standards
  • Tracking volume of production
  • Monitoring internal and external supply performance
  • Implementing corrective actions for any supply performance issues
  • Manage data and produce required reporting
  • Liaising with clients, suppliers, stakeholders, and distributors
  • Coordinating with internal departments and external suppliers
  • Contributing to the overall Purchasing and Materials Management team strategy and deliverables


The successful candidate for the Materials Planner will ideally have the following key skills and qualities:

  • Strong MRP experience
  • Strong time management, communication, and organisational skills
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Able to demonstrate highly effective team working skills
  • Proficiency in Material Management / Inventory ERP systems and Microsoft Office Packages
  • Previous experience in Manufacturing & Engineering
  • Ability to interact effectively with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong relationship building skills in complex environments

Job Offer

£24,000 - £28,000

Reference: 42107583

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