Materials Planning & Logistics (MP&L) Manager

Job Title: Materials Planning & Logistics (MP&L) Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sunderland
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Start Date: 2019-05-27 00:00:00
Reference: 025419448
Contact Name: Robert Wigley
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2019 15:45

Job Description

Part of a major international group, this organisation is setting up a new manufacturing facility on a 'green field site' to produce complex high value components for the automotive industry. As MP&L Manager you will be responsible for setting up Materials, Planning & Logistics function for our clients flagship facility to supply into a prestigious automotive customer.

Materials Planning & Logistics Manager
(High volume automotive JIT/ JIS manufacturer)
c£55,000 + benefits
Location: North East ( commutable from Sunderland, Newcastle, Washington, Gateshead, Durham areas)

As MP&L Manager you will be responsible for the Materials, Planning & Logistics function, providing an integrated approach in managing the flow of material and parts in a high volume, just in time sequenced delivery operation.

Main Duties and Responsibilities
Ensure that the customer is kept supplied and that finished goods and raw material stock levels are kept to agreed standards. Maintain strong inter-departmental relationships to ensure that achievable production plans are established that fulfil the demands of our customers and remain within the company's commercial remit.
o Control of material handling and warehouse systems throughout the division to ensure safe and secure handling and storage of materials and products.
o Develop systems, procedures and processes to ensure continual improvement in inventory control and reductions in stock levels.
o Define and develop logistics strategies for inbound materials and outbound products with our suppliers and customers
o Provide a logistics planning service to production, our suppliers and customers for all new product introductions.
o Ensure that customer requirements are assessed so that realistic production plans can be produced and our commercial position is protected at all times.
o Lead and develop the MP&L team to ensure that the departmental targets and objectives are met / exceeded
o Ensure that all relevant ERP / MES systems are implemented correctly to maximize efficiency and ensure continuous improvement of relevant processes

The successful candidate will already have significant experience working in a similar MP&L Manager, Supply Chain Manager, Production Control / Planning Manager or Logistics Manager capacity in a fast paced, high volume manufacturing environment meeting the needs of a demanding customer.
o Preferably educated to degree level or equivalent with CIPS or logistics professional qualifications. COSHH or IOSH training desirable.
o Experience in the automotive manufacturing sector within Materials, Planning, Logistics and Distribution roles with supply chain responsibilities within a best practice organisation.
o A natural leader with the ability to influence across functions and to engender a team based culture.
o Experience of setting up ERP/ MRP/ Kanban systems for JIT and ideally Just in Sequence (JIS) delivery.
o Extensive experience of global supply chain and logistics, demand analysis, forward planning, level load cell manufacturing / forecasting techniques and inventory management.
o Strong problem solver and planner, you will be customer focused and responsive, with strong oral and written communications skills, both internally and externally, also exceptional presentation skills.
o Strong numeracy, financial & commercial acumen

Our client is an international market leader in the manufacturing of high value automotive components supplied directly into a major automotive OEM. The plant is currently under construction with significant investment in order to establish a World Class Manufacturing facility.

In return our client is offering a very competitive salary and benefits package but more importantly this is a fantastic opportunity to set up a new manufacturing factory and lead a team to become world class operation. You will have the determination and ability to recruit & train a team of professionals whilst establishing MP&L systems for a brand new venture. An innovative thinker, you will have integrity, flexibility, adaptability, confidence, independence and be efficient.

Please apply on-line or call Robert Wigley for a confidential discussion

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