Material Planner

Job Description

Job Title: Material Planner

Location: Walsall, UK - Onsite

Compensation: Up to £35,000 (DOE)

Role Type: Full time / Permanent

Role ID: SF 51118

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Material Planner at our Walsall site.

The role

As a Material Planner, you will have a role that is out of the ordinary. Our Vehicle Engineering business operates a whole life methodology to specialist vehicle conversions. This ranges from concept design and assessment, to manufacture and installation of customer specific equipment, through to maintenance and eventual decommissioning of the vehicle.

Day to day, you will be responsible for managing the release of demands for materials within an MRP worksheet. Moreover, you will coordinate all change control activities, amongst also creating and distributing material availability and shortage reports. This new role is an brings an opportunity to be part of a new product line offering the ability to develop the role through continuous improvement activities.
Support the S&OP process by developing the MRP capability within the business to align with operational planning and Customer requirements.
Manage and maintain the MRP tool
Create and distribute material reports to relevant stakeholders
Engage with internal stakeholders in continuous improvement activities within the Material planning function.
Raise and release purchase requisitions towards procurement based on system demand profiles.
Evolve existing processes through continuous improvement tasks aiming for greater discipline and control and documentation within all functions as they relate to the planning function.
Control of materials under engineering change process towards all stakeholders
Control the release of engineer Bills of Material towards procurement
Escalate material availability to purchasing and supply chain management stakeholders
Ensure production requirements are communicated and prioritised

Essential experience of the Material Planner,
Proven experience within an engineering planning environment
Ability to use spreadsheets (Excel), databases, shared working environment and other IT programmes
Willingness to work 'hands on' across the wider business when necessary.
Self-starter with high energy levels, personal drive and commitment.
Experienced user of MRP systems / Tools
Continuous improvement

This role is 37.5 hours per week. Full time on-site. Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm and Friday 8am-2pm.

Qualifications for the Material Planner,
Higher Diploma Level or relevant experience

The successful candidate must be able to achieve SC required security clearance level for this role.

Our Benefits
Generous holiday allowance
Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
Employee share scheme
Employee shopping savings portal
Payment of Professional Fees
Reservists in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave
Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity

For the full extensive Benefits package please visit our Careers pages

Babcock International

For over 130 years Babcock International have helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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