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Supply Chain Material Planner

Bramwith Consulting
GBP30000 - GBP40000 per annum + 10 - 15% Bonus
Closing date
15 May 2024

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Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Production & Operations
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Supply Chain Material Planner | Package c.£30 - 40k DOA + 10 - 15% Bonus | Major Distributor | Lancashire based

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Supply Chain Material Planner to join a rapidly growing distribution business. This distribution firm supply a diverse range of market leading products from 1000s of suppliers throughout EMEA and the far east across the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe.

In a bid to optimize their ever-expanding supply chain and portfolio of suppliers, this major distributor seek both a Supply Chain Material Planner to forecast, demand plan and deal with international supplier to ensure that the supply of products meet the customer demand and minimum stock levels to ensure operational and production continuity whilst delivering efficient and effective solutions to meet production requirements. These positions will play a key role in maintaining strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure the supply of product meets demand and OTIF metrics. This is an important role as these decisions and results have an impact on the function, their success and ultimately the reputation of the brand as the number one distributor within their field.

The Supply Chain function of 10 head is equipped with 3x Supply Chain Team Leads, 6x Supply Chain Planners and 1x Analyst. Due to growth and expansion within the business and ambitious growth plans to multiply business revenue, these hires will play an instrumental role in bolstering the firms global regional and global supply chain operations.

The roles are based in Lancashire, predominantly on site (c.1x hybrid day), Offering c.£30 - 40k + 10 - 15% Bonus.

Supply Chain Material Planner Responsibilities:

  • Determining material specifications, creating and maintaining inventory schedules, coordinating with internal departments, and managing external stakeholder relations.
  • Forecasting and determining the required materials and generating purchase orders.
  • Ensuring materials meet specifications, quality standards, and are cost-efficient.
  • Coordinating with other departments regarding volume goals, timelines, supplier payments, etc.
  • Tracking production volume and monitoring customer demand patterns and purchasing trends.
  • Scheduling and overseeing the supply and delivery of materials and products.
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers, and distributors.
  • Managing inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations.
  • Preparing cost estimates and performance reports.

Supply Chain Material Planner Required Experience:

  • Experience in supply chain planning, material planning, inventory management, purchasing, or a related position.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Knowledge of supply chain management and the operations of a distribution business.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and material management systems.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

This is an excellent opportunity to take up a newly created position during an exciting period of transformation. If you have several years of experience in supply chain and a background working within FMCG, distribution or manufacturing this could be a great next step for your career progression with ample opportunity to grow financially with a business which is rapidly upscaling!

Key words: supply chain planner, lead supply chain planner, supply chain demand planner, supply chain specialist, supply chain, demand forecasting, material controller, material coordinator, Lancashire, Bolton, Wigan, Darwen, Chorley, St Helens, Liverpool, Southport, Blackpool, Stockport, Greater Manchester, Ormskirk, Skelmersdale, Warrington, Widnes, Preston, Leigh, Stretford, Bury, Birkenhead, Bootle


Award-winning recruitment specialist with an exclusive global pool of procurement, operations and supply chain talent.

Working with a wide range of small start-ups through to large FTSE 100 businesses, Bramwith Consulting has established a reputation for excellence, delivery and market knowledge.

Our expert consultants, work on both contingency and retained search mandates with clients, advising and assisting them in hiring niche Procurement staff. Our experienced recruiters have proven track records establishing and developing relationships with clients and candidates alike, allowing us to provide the highest calibre of candidates and job opportunities.

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