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Materials Planning Supervisor

Materials Planning Supervisor

April 13, 2022

Materials Planning Supervisor

Automotive Manufacturing Sector

Location: Sunderland

Salary: £35,000 - £38,000 + Enhanced Pension + 26 Days Holiday + Well-Being Program + Life Insurance + Excellent Training & Career Development + Cycle to Work Scheme


The Opportunity:

  • Reporting into the Materials Manager, you will ensure continuous flow of raw materials to production within budgetary limitations
  • Leading from the front, you be providing direction and management of the expediting team which currently has four reports
  • Attend daily senior production critical meetings and report on the material flow and sustainability, highlighting any issues you have or anticipate
  • You will be establishing and maintaining effective systems and processes which encourage accountability for specific tasks and objectives within your team
  • You will introduce standardised work for the expediting team and audit the compliance and effectiveness to ensure they are working the best ways they can, using modern people metrics
  • Supplier and Customer partnerships are at the heart of this role and you will need to drive and ensure effective material flow and suitable delivery, communicating issues and successes
  • The production of the successful facility depends on the success of this role and you will monitor / manage supplier risk and the supply
  • To operate in a world-class environment, you will manage data integrity metrics to ensure SOX compliance and accuracy of the advanced materials software systems we have MRP/ERP
  • Manage monthly budgets on Inventory and Freight, declaring any excesses outside of normal parameters and identifying ways to reduce these
  • You will complete annual performance appraisals for all subordinates and set performance goals for the next year


The Person:

  • You will have a good understanding of continual improvement and will have made effective changes in your previous roles
  • You will have good people management experience at a supervisory level and be able to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills to foster teamwork and achieve the business objectives, recognising and responding to customer expectations with a drive for results
  • You will be analytically and methodically minded, people and data-driven with the ability to demonstrate innovation in decision making and problem-solving using your own initiative
  • You will have a strong working knowledge of MRP systems, preferably QAD, JIT philosophies and Microsoft applications


The Company:

Our client is the largest global automotive seating supplier, with 75,000 employees operating in 230 manufacturing / assembly plants in 33 countries worldwide, producing and delivering automotive seating for all vehicle classes and all major OEMs. From complete seating systems to individual components, their expertise spans every step of the automotive seat-making process. They have been on the Sunderland site for 35 years and have many people working on-site that have been there for over 20 years due to the excellent culture, training and development opportunities for your career development. Our client prides itself on the development of its people and practices and currently has several projects focused on the reduction of its carbon footprint and reduction or reuse of its waste to help work towards a more sustainable and green future.


Apply in confidence by sending your CV and current remuneration package to the retained consultant quoting reference GPL/2559 at Kendall Poole Consulting Ltd, FAO Gary Larner, Account Director at  Successful candidates will be contacted within 3 weeks.