Materials Manager - Automotive

Job Title: Materials Manager - Automotive
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Dudley
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-06-03 00:00:00
Reference: 037500404
Contact Name: Richard Forrest
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2019 16:05

Job Description

Our client is a Global Automotive Parts Manufacturer specialising in functional plastic moulded components and assemblies. An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Materials Manager to join their established team located in the Dudley area of the West Midlands.

This is a genuine permanent position offering excellent remuneration benefits which include a starting salary up to £55k together with a 12% bonus scheme and private healthcare.

Your main duties:

All aspects of the entire supply chain to ensure all raw materials and purchased products are delivered on time to support the production schedule.
Gather and analyse customer demand providing a forecast for the next 12 months during Sales Inventory Operations Planning (SIOP), meetings.
Ownership of 5 steps SIOP process
Responsible for all aspects of the production schedule to assure appropriate inventory levels and integrity are maintained for stock items.
Develop and implement initiatives to reduce supply chain costs; improve inventory turns and increase customer service levels to support sales through the use of lean principles.
Responsible for MRO budget control.
Warehousing and logistic functions for goods inwards and out.
Lead material recovery team to reduce waste and loss of bought in materials.
Responsible for all ERP health metrics and improvement actions to show continuous improvements.

The ideal applicant will have the following qualifications and experience:

Degree in Business or specialised degree in purchasing/logistics or Mechanical.
APICS Certification.
Proven experience in materials processes.
Knowledge of Production Control Material Releases, Problem Solving Techniques, Plant/Division/Corporate Metrics, Forecasting and Accounting Reports.
Advanced knowledge of SCM processes and ERP systems knowledge.
Understanding of SPC, EBS, EQA, ECOS and IATF.
Solid Understanding of APEX and Performance Management.

Based on days with some travel included. Use of a company pool car is also available.