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Materials Planner

Requisition ID 18769
Position Type FT Permanent
Recruiter #LI-CG1
Posting Type LI

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About the role

We’re looking to recruit a Materials Planner to join our Kerry Foods team in Southall, London!

To ensure that the call off for all indirect items and services are executed and made available at the right time, in the right place and in the right quantity to meet our production plans and schedules whilst minimising cost and expenditure to the business.

Strive to continuously improve our people processes and procedures with the goal of reducing cost and/or improving efficiency in line with the business strategy

To embody and instil the Kerry Foods Purpose Vision & Values and to practice the principles and philosophies of KPS

Key responsibilities
  • Manage the MRP System to ensure production planning and scheduling requirements are met and have the correct materials call off and delivered to place at the right time and in the right quantities. This include updating Master stocks where necessary.
  • Manage the MRP System to ensure Purchase Orders are placed and closed off against Suppliers at the right time via the relevant ERP system for the right quantity. Ensure the POs are closed off in a timely manner and Open POs are kept to a minimum acceptable level. Resolve any issues that may arise with suppliers in order to meet requirements. 
  • Identify missing material (Shortages) and expediting the same at the least cost to ensure meeting production planning requirements, escalating where necessary.
  • Minimising on-site stock levels through developing Vendor Managed Inventory, consignment stocking options etc - working these through with the Material Call Off Lead to ensure the correct balance between inventory value and total overall Cost.
  • Responsible for creating intercompany Transfer Order (if needed) across the Kerry Foods business to ensure sharing of inventory and contracts as centrally negotiated.
  • Responsible for the resolution of any open text queries that are not pricing related. Responsible for the processing of the new material workflow within the SAP hierarchy.
  • Support the Materials Call off lead in identifying areas where slow moving stock and items that are soon to be (or already are) delisted can be utilised in order to minimise our waste.
  • Continuously improve standards set by executing 8 Step Practical Problem Solving and other KPS methodologies as appropriate.
Qualifications and skills
  • Must have GSCE or equivalent, including key subjects Mathematics and English
  • Must have relevant experience of procurement / purchasing related activities in a manufacturing environment
  • Proficient written and verbal skills
  • Strong numerical ability to record, interpret and analyse key process data
  • 3rd Level Qualification in a supply chain discipline would be desirable
  • Highly Proficient in the use of MS Office tools, most notably Microsoft Excel.
  • Must have a robust working knowledge / experience in working with MRP / ERP based systems.
  • SAP experience
  • Strong influencing & analytical skills
  • Ability to work cross functionally and meet deadlines
  • Strong relationship building skills

Kerry is an equal opportunity employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Kerry will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of a background investigation and drug screen. EEO is the Law poster can be found here. Additional information can also be here.

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