Inbound Material Planner

  • Location
    Slough, Berkshire
  • Salary
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Advertising and PR
  • External Reference
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Planning & Inventory

I am recruiting an Inbound Materials Planner for a major FMCG client.

Working From Home

6 Months Full time Contract.

Job Purpose/Overview

Answer why this job is in the organisation; Why this job exists (2 or 3 sentences maximum)

Provides uninterruptable flow of raw material for the different sites in Europe, via best in class replenishment execution meeting the scheduled production needed, using the most optimum amount of inventory possible to prevent obsolescence and conserve cash; this role will be located in one of the European Hub locations

Key Responsibilities

Please list the most important and relevant responsibilities

-Mid and long-term purchasing planning (forecast analysis connected with raw materials), providing suppliers with the forecasts,

-Short term purchase orders, placing purchase orders according to MOQ and lead time, monitoring realisation of volume allocation) and sends out regular delivery schedules to suppliers.

-Conducts daily analysis of all the changes in materials production demand; assesses all the risks of potential material delivery disruption and immediately provides feedback to production planning and manufacturing; proposes solutions on minimising those risks.

-Align delivery dates and means of delivery with all the suppliers, also introduces all the ongoing corrections in SAP; maintaining relevant data in SAP

-Controls every stage of purchase order execution until material is delivered to site.

-Receives and checks all incoming invoices, then, when necessary passes those to customs specialist or whoever should take it as per internal procedure (depending on the supplier type and origin).

-Provides regular documents exchange between R&D department and suppliers, also informs all suppliers of any quality issue identified and any upcoming specification change requests. Controls execution of all compensation activities (material replacement etc ,..) by the suppliers.

-Makes sure all the relevant data (MRP, Purchasing) in the system are up to date.

-Regularly conduct analysis of obsolete and " soon to become obsolete" materials, also takes proactive measures on minimising the impact from those....

-Provides weekly import material delivery plans to customs clearance department.

-Evaluates performance of the supplier and provides relevant data ( as per local procedure) to the logistics and factory management teams.

-Participates in supplier qualification process.

-Assure the efficient connection with the factories through signature processes (like FMOS) when needed

-Takes part in negotiations at conflict situations with suppliers.

-Serves as a backup for the other material planners.

-recommend changes of raw materials in BOMs

-propose and introduce solutions aimed at optimisation of stocks and potential obsoletes;

-support the new initiatives and the qualification process of new suppliers and supplier changes;

--collaboration with Regional Commercial Operations team; support the development and implementation of regional strategies and projects

-management of the supplier relationships in terms of quality, service and efficiency

-maintain regular contacts and build good relationship with Suppliers and internal Customers;

- has a deep understanding of the replenishment systems and how they work and is able to solve any issues when they occur

Context and Scope

Complete how the job gets done and the way it operates

10 factories, >200 suppliers, 3000 deliveries p.a.

Complexity to manage different factories from a hub location in a virtual way

Relevant Quantitative and Budget Information


$ XX NS , $XX logistics budget, $ XX of inventories,

Staff - please provide an organisation chart

This role will be part of a team of 10 inbound material planners.

Reports to inbound planning manager, in any structure

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