Materials Planning Manager

  • Location
    Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Category
    Office and Secretarial - Administrative Assistant
  • Job type
  • Industry
    Office and Secretarial
  • External Reference

Materials Planning Administrator

Location: Kirkcaldy

Hours: 40 hours per week

Salary: Depending of experience

Job purpose:

One of our independent clients who are a supply chain provider are recruiting for a Materials Planning Manager. Due to continued growth and investment in extending our capability and service offering this vacancy has become available. Our client are committed to providing a first-class service to all their customers in a safe environment and are looking for like-minded individuals to join the growing business.

The Materials Planning Administrator schedules the flow of customer orders and customer supplied materials from their supply chain to meet internal and external production schedules, ensuring effective communications both internally and externally that minimises disruption to order planning.

Key responsibilities:

  • Day to day order processing, production job pack and material delivery management

  • Assess material requirements against order and planning schedules

  • Schedule the supply of materials to meet production requirements

  • Understand and manage risks to minimize impact on production schedules

  • Take follow up actions in relation to material shortages that affect production

  • Ensure that systems data is accurate, up to date and to resolve issues as required

  • Sales order, bill of material, kitting list, routing, inventory control and subsequent amendment processing

  • Material waste monitoring, recording and reporting

  • Collaborate with internal and external customers to forecast, plan and facilitate on time materials to production and ultimate customer delivery

  • Control customer supplied design and specification records

  • Develop and maintain good supply chain relationships

  • Provide reports, analysis and statistics as required by the management team

  • General administration duties as required

  • Adhere to any health and safety policies and procedures


  • Experience of material and order planning ideally within a production environment

  • Strong administrative skills

  • Strong analytical, planning and problem-solving skills

  • Proficient in MS Office


  • Customer focusse

  • SAP experience is desirable

  • Outstanding attention to detail

  • Excellent organisational skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • A problem-solver

  • Able to work calmly in a fast-moving environment

  • Must be able to work well as part of a team

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Please apply with your CV to: Jess Anderson