Materials PLanner

Website Alpha Solway Limited

Alpha Solway Ltd are a leading manufacturer of Personal Protective Equipment. Due to the continued expansion of our new manufacturing facility in Golborne, Warrington we are adding the new role of Materials Planner to our team.

As a Materials Planner, you will be tasked with planning our raw material supply to ensure we can meet our targets and deliver on demand.

Basing your plan on manufacturing capacity and sales demand, you will work alongside the Production, Operations and Customer Service teams to ensure a realistic schedule is both in place and executed.

Your role will also involve:

Communicating the manufacturing plan to all relevant departments
Producing and maintaining a suite of metrics to monitor production performance against the plan
Acting as the point of contact between Customer Care and Manufacturing teams
Monitoring production processes and adjust materials flow as required
Reporting any problems to the Production Manager
Ensuring scheduling is accurate based on planned deliveries of raw materials
Ensuring raw material waste is kept to a minimum through efficient planning
Ensuring raw material supplies are adequate for planned production schedules

About You
To be considered as a Materials Planner, you’ll need:

Previous experience in a scheduling, planning or material co-ordination role
Experience within supply chain and/or manufacturing
An excellent general level of computer literacy including MS Excel and Outlook
To be a proactive and flexible team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
The ability to problem-solve and adapt at short notice
To be able to work to and deliver against tight deadlines
The ability to remain calm, can perform and can succeed in high pressure situations
An optimistic and helpful attitude with a desire to get tasks completed to schedule
Familiarity with Microsoft Navision would be desirable, as well as other Planning/Scheduling software.

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