Material Controller

  • Location
    Ashford, Kent
  • Salary
    £ 33000 - £ 40000 / Year
  • Category
    Industrial & Manufacturing and Production - Production Management
  • Job type
    Contractor
  • Industry
    Industrial and Manufacturing
  • External Reference
    JN-042021-178217

Our Client who is a global manufacturing company based in Ashford Kent is looking for an experienced Material Controller who is available for a 6 month contract. This will be an immediate start for the right person. This role is a remote working role.


The basic hours of work are 38.5 hours a week, exclusive of a 1-hour lunchbreak, Monday to Friday. The business operating hours are 8.00am to 6.00pm and the core working hours are 9.15am to 4.45pm (with a 1-hour lunchbreak).



Reporting and Forecasting



  • Delivering annual budget and forecast updates for factory direct materials, partnering with procurement global/local teams.

  • Ensure monthly validation for material cost variances.

  • Analyzing & challenging monthly results for the factory material cost, securing consistency with procurement reporting tool Sievo.

  • Monitor Inventory and E&O accrual in accordance with corporate guidelines.

  • Ensure right process in place to guarantee compliance of accounting and internal control rules for their scope

  • Audit and check financial reports and data closely to eliminate discrepancies

  • Ensure right process in place to guarantee compliance of accounting and internal control in line with Company Policy

  • Compliant with SOX & local legal rules

  • Month-end close



Continuous Improvement



  • Streamline processes to ensure best practice and smart working in own role and that of the wider team

  • Support department heads so that they better understand their data and find ways to improve relevant KPIs

  • Provide cost implication insights for suggested changes and site improvement proposals

  • Build tools to support the work of the lead team, prevent errors in data and to aid decision making



Business Partnering / Communication



  • Business partner the leadership team and key stakeholders across the business through regular meetings and reviews

  • Use different communication and presentation techniques to ensure facts and data are concise and relevant to audience.

  • Build relationships with counterparts in other plants to ensure consistency with group and to share best practice

  • Share on a regular and proactive basis your action plans and projects with the Finance Lead to ensure synergy with wider organisational strategy


If you feel that this role is for you, then please apply in the first instance.












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Please apply with your CV to: Lynette crisp