Materials Planning and Control Manager

Req ID:  61627

Newbury, Berkshire, GB, RG14 5TR

Date:  Oct 11, 2021

Celeros Flow Technology is your "FULL-LIFECYCLE" Partner for Sustainable Flow Technology Solutions. From initial design and installation of equipment to after sales support throughout an asset's full operational life cycle, our organization is dedicated to provide engineered solutions for our customers. Our organization serves multiple industries requiring flow technology - from oil and gas to water and chemical processing.

Job Summary

The primary responsibility is for the management and supervision of all aspects of materials planning and control to  ensure effective processes are in place to have materials available to satisfy production and customer requirements on-time, and within market expected lead times, while optimizing inventory and cost. This includes responsibility for ensuring the maintenance of good quality materials master data, and for dynamic material planning processes that monitor consumption trends, incorporate forecasts as applicable, and adjust planning parameters as necessary to achieve the organization objectives. This position is also responsible for inventory control and accuracy, replenishment levels, dynamic warehousing solutions for physical material storage and processing, including receiving and dispatch shipping processes.


Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for overseeing all aspects of material planning and control to achieve production and customer on-time delivery requirements, while minimizing inventory and cost.
  • Responsible for coordinating all aspects of material flow and part delivery within the organization.
  • Create, maintain and execute material logistic strategies to manage inventory and control excess and obsolete materials.
  • Serve as the Subject Matter Expert for Inventory modules of the organization’s business system.
  • Foster, develop and maintain strong, positive working relationships with the leadership team, and all employees.
  • Responsible for contract management in relation to all materials
  • Work with the Head of Supply Chain to ensure the appropriate supplies and equipment are procured within agreed upon time frames
  • Develop with the Head of Supply Chain suitable purchasing arrangement for commodities, including blanket contracts, standing orders and vendor stocking arrangements
  • Work with the MRP controllers to ensure inventory and replenishment levels are maintained and forecast to meet Customer On Time Delivery (COTD) and Market Expected Lead Times (MELT), in an efficient manner
  • Work with IT to ensure Dynamic Warehousing module is maximised
  • Ensure FIFO and other similar modules are implemented and adhered to
  • Ensure shipping team meet timelines to ship product in a timely manner and that all shipping / packing materials are available as required
  • Assist in the preparation of the annual departmental operating and capital budgets; operates each function within the approved budget
  • Working with Supply Chain, MRP Controllers and Operations identify opportunities for Make-to-Buy modelling.
  • Coach, lead, and develop team leads and members to ensure organizational goals and objectives are met.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Maintain and provide current understanding of industry best practices and technology trends.
  • Knowledge of Material Management System
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Leads by example and motivates people so as to create a challenging, empowering, and collaborative working environment.
  • Ability to determine appropriate course of action in more complex situations
  • Ability to work independently, exercise creativity, be attentive to detail, and maintain a positive attitude
  • Ability to manage multiple and simultaneous responsibilities and to prioritize scheduling of work
  • Excellent analytical problem solving ability and leverage metrics and other tools to drive supplier performance.
  • Ability to contribute in a cross functional collaborative environment.
  • Financial skills including cost modeling, cost analysis, make vs. buy analysis.
  • Ability to understand and drive best in class inventory performance


Education and Experience

  • Degree in Materials Management, business, management or other related discipline. Masters in related field would be desirable.
  • Strong background in the management of materials and sourcing within a design and manufacturing
  • environment.
  • Experience in total quality, six sigma, or other similar environments.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of ERP/MRP systems and their use in a manufacturing environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
  • Ability to demonstrate solid written and oral communication skills.

Celeros Flow Technology is an equal opportunity employer. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.