Materials Planner

Our client is a manufacturer of food products and is looking to recruit a Materials Planner to support the Supply Chain and Production teams. The Materials Planner will have experience in a Production Planning position within an FMCG environment.

The Materials Planner duties include:

  • Ownership of the Material Database used for material planning.
  • Place purchase orders for ingredients, packaging and purchased finished goods.
  • Maintain ERP system information for all purchased products; pricing, lead times, planning data, safety stocks etc.
  • Actively participate within the supplier performance process
  • Maintain and build relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Manage recipe changes, minimising write offs / highlight slow moving lines / short-dated stock.
  • Analyse short-dated purchased stock and provide recommendations to the Supply Chain team.
  • Working closely with the wider operations team on a day to day basis, building relationships and improving existing processes.
  • Supporting the NPD team by assisting them with new materials for trials and NPD projects.
  • Ensure process documents for tasks related directly to this role are on file and kept up to date.

The Materials Planner will have:

  • Experience of purchasing, stock control and monitoring stock levels
  • Experience using computerised MRP systems relating to stock control and purchasing
  • Experience of working within a team
  • Experience of a food manufacturing environment

To apply for this role please forward your CV to

Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

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