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Materials Planning Specialist

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The Organisation

A leading FMCG manufacturer seeking to recruit a Materials Scheduling Specialist to join a newly formed Supply Chain team based in Derbyshire. 

The Role

Key responsibilities of the Materials Scheduling Specialist:

- Determining the required materials and generating purchase orders.
- Ensuring materials meet specifications, quality standards, and are cost-efficient.
- Ensuring the consistent and adequate supply of materials necessary for production.
- Coordinating with others regarding production goals, timelines, supplier payments, etc.
- Tracking production volume and monitoring customer demand patterns and purchasing trends.
- Scheduling and overseeing the supply and delivery of materials and products.
- Liaising with customers, suppliers, and distributors.
- Managing inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations.
- Preparing cost estimates and performance reports.

The Candidate

Candidates for the Materials Scheduling Specialist opportunity must have;

- At least 2+ years' experience within a complex Materials scheduling or production planning role within an FMCG manufacturing environment
- Degree in business, logistics, inventory management, or a related field preferred
- Experience using IT systems (ideally SAP R/3, SAP MRP and SAP APO)
- Knowledge of manufacturing processes and supply chain management.
- Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
- High proficiency in Microsoft Office

Warehouse Manager

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The Organisation

An agile FMCG manufacturer seeking to recruit an experienced Warehouse Manager to strategically manage and control all warehouse operations, planning warehouse resources, stock control and order management.

The Role

The Warehouse Manager will have the following responsibilities:

- Implementation of changes to processes
- Management of suppliers and 3PL/4PL 
- Training, development and mentoring of staff
- Planning, coordinating and monitoring the receipt, order assembly and dispatch of goods.
- Internal stakeholder management and reporting to SLT
- Setting and monitoring KPIs in accordance with company policies
- Liaising with the 3rd party logistics supplier to ensure deliveries are completed on time
- Ensuring stock is stored and monitored in accordance with company procedures
- Maintain standards of health and safety, hygiene and security in the work environment

The Candidate

Warehouse management experience gained within a Food or Drink environment is essential 

Candidates for the Warehouse Manager opportunity must also have;

- Evidence of creation of systems and process to support optimisation/improvements
- Experience of team development and mentoring
- Supplier and 3PL management experience
- End to end supply chain knowledge/exposure 
- Self-starter with strong commercial acumen 

Production Planner

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The Organisation

Our client is a leading FMCG manufacturer based in North Oxfordshire who are now looking to bring on an experienced FMCG Production Planner to join the team.

The Role

The Production Planner will be based in Oxford and will have the following responsibilities:

- Ensure daily production requirements are achieved to meet customer expectation
- Data analysis and decision making to support raw material supply and finished goods demand, ensuring that potential conflicts are highlighted to the Supply Chain Manager in a timely manner for discussion/resolution
- Create production schedule and prioritise works orders for production optimisation
- Work with the Purchasing team regarding purchase requirements to reduce purchase order changes; communicating agreed changes to plan within lead time and securing additional material requirements.
- Interact with Production management on a daily basis to resolve issues regarding manufacturing efficiencies and other key stakeholders
- Maintain the production schedule via company planning tools and outputs, plus other reports as required
- Complete status reports for production progress, work in process, and raw material inventory

The Candidate

Candidates for the Production Planner role should have;

- Production or materials planning experience gained in a FMCG environment is a must
- Understanding and exposure to the end to end Supply Chain process 
- SAP, MRP, ERP systems experience and proficiency is essential
- S&OP/IBP knowledge would be highly beneficial
- Educated to Degree level 
- Strong numeracy skills and an analytical mind-set