Planning & Materials Control Manager
(SAP Super User required)
Permanent - £Market Rates
Responsible for the creation and maintenance of Project and Departmental Schedules/Plans including material control and functionally responsible for Project Planning & material controls for all New Build and Repair & Overhauls activities. Deliver to primary customers of the function which are Production, Project Management and Service Dept.
Key Tasks & Responsibilities
Custodian of the Materials Control Processes and Procedures at Colchester site and the accuracy of the inventory levels on SAP
Custodian of the Production planning processes and procedures and the development of a reliable MPS (Master Production Schedule) visible across the business in SAP
Responsible for Project planning, departmental planning, material control and stores within the Colchester facility and the employees within these areas.
Create and maintain Level 0/1/2/3 Plans for all New Build and R&O projects
Create and maintain Entire project lifecycle
Establish Anchor & Key Event Milestones on plans including material order points
Responsible for lineside kit content accuracy and rasing the required by dates in SAP
Ensure that Project Lifecycle Gates are clearly identified
Produce and maintain a forward view of the projects and workload, feeding into the S&OP data/information as well as MRP plans.
Maintain, create Production BOMs
Maintain and update routings associated with production orders.
Disseminate Plans to relevant departments/ areas and agree reporting requirements
Direct and support each department to ensure that:
Best practice planning of activities and resources is undertaken and reported on
Key aspects of the Departmental plans are effectively linked into level 0/1 and 2/3 plans as appropriate
Analyse and report on Risks & Opportunities
Analyse and report on Schedule adherence
Develop a suite of Management Reports and create and maintain ‘Project Dashboards’ as required
Create a ‘Governance and Oversight’ relationship with the Production and Stockport logistics/Supply Chain
Create and maintain responsibility for the following processes:
Planning & Materials Controls Methodology
Scheduling approach and process (for all levels)
Risk & Opportunity Management
Organise the stores area to deliver the service level needs of the business
Be responsible for the suppliers supporting Colchester with regarding to consumables and also overhaul of parts that are outsourced.
Ensure on time parts delivery to Colchester in accordance with the MPS for both New and Overhaul
Create, identify and manage a visible parts shortage status document which is up issued daily for both internal and external parts.
Expediting parts shortage and escalating where required to ensure on time delivery.
React as necessary in terms of both plans and materials to meet new requirements (dates, scope, devoiations) arising from changes in schedules, issue in other business functions, issues impacting from outside than business unit.
Be pragmatic in conflicting requirement situations as to what is the best option for the business, delivery it.
Responsible for all aspects of material control for Colchester within SAP and local systems.
Put in place KPIs to allow performance management of the material control function.
Responsibility for the control, management and performance of Colchester sub-contract suppliers.
Entrepreneurial mindset combined with a high degree of (internal/external) customer satisfaction and intimacy orientation
Excellent skills set required in areas defined in competence profile
Results driven, engaging, well aware of the internal and external organisations, politics and stakeholders
Sound interpersonal, presentation as well as intercultural skills and understanding
Very good coordination, organized and communication skills in a highly dynamic environment
Ability to uphold the highest ethical standards, high integrity
Resilient and self-motivated, can do mentality
Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
A strong influencer and persuader
A strong team player but also able to operate with little support
Experience & Skills
Detailed technical understanding of, and at least 5 years management experience in, Planning & Material Controls
Detailed understanding of production operations and facility optimization
Must have MRP & SAP experience, SAP super user with a sizeable BOM (in terms of part numbers and levels)
Be very structured and organised in approach to work even in an unstructred environment
Made the business journey in a hands on way from imature disfuctional to something better
At least 5 years of related experience, preferably within a mechanical equipment manufacturing / repair facility
Must be highly proficient in use of MS Project and MS Excel
Experienced in practical Risk Management, processes and tools
Worked for a number of different organisations (ideally both large and medium sized)
Able to support UK and international travel requirements
Understand and gain knowledge about Engineering products, equipment, customer base and applicable processes
Results driven, ability to develop and retain key business, consultant and supplier relationships
Ability to liaise and communicate at all levels in the business
Initiative and proactive approach combined with follow-up skills
Outgoing and motivated to connect with a wide range of different people
Assertive, self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as within a team
Prepared to be very hands on when necessary, not worried about status
Non political (but aware)
Attention to details required
Social & emotionaly intelligent
Able to cope with job pressure and stress
To apply please send an MS Word formatted version of your CV across for our review.