We are hiring – Material Planner

Job Title: Material Planner

Reporting to: Supply Chain Manager

Shift Pattern: Days – Monday to Friday – 37.5 hours


Job Purpose:

An integral role within the Supply Chain team, the Material Planner will have overall responsibility of all production materials arriving from our supply base working alongside the wider Supply Chain team and procurement departments.

The ability to build strong relationships is essential, and a keen eye for detail is required to ensure orders are placed to meet the production plans. The ability to challenge and influence to ensure deliveries are met on time and in full is essential.


Key Responsibilities

  1. Managing the supply of materials to meet production schedules and minimum stock levels to ensure operational and production continuity.
  2. Developing efficient, effective and flexible solutions to meet production requirements.
  3. Building and maintaining strong relationships both internally and externally to ensure supply of materials meets requirements, with a strong focus on risk management.
  4. Understand and manage risks to minimise impact on production schedule.
  5. Assess volume requirements against planning assumptions.
  6. Day-to-day order management and management of deliveries.
  7. Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production.
  8. Responsible for KPI reporting and evaluate performance in order to drive continuous improvement.


Skills and Experience Required:


  • Excellent communication, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Team player with the ability to work autonomously
  • Confidentiality and professionalism in all undertakings
  • Approachable, flexible and methodical – keen attention to detail
  • Analytical
  • Computer literate
  • Numerate


  • 2 years + on materials management/planning
  • Food manufacturing knowledge
  • FMCG experience


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If you are interested in this role, please email your CV to HR@duerrs.co.uk.

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