SAP Experienced Materials Management Supervisor Manufacturing

  • Location
    London, Greater London
  • Salary
    £ 16 - £ 19 / Hourly
  • Job type
    Temporary contract
  • Industry
    Industrial and Manufacturing
  • External Reference

My client is an international market leading Manufacturing company. They are looking for an experienced Materials Management Supervisor (MRO) to hit the ground running. Working knowledge of SAP is essential.

This is to provide cover and is a temporary position up to a period of 6 months, with possible longer term opportunities.

The Materials Management Supervisor- MRO, reports to the Supply Chain Manager MRO and is responsible for appropriately managing site-specific maintenance repair and operation inventory for material movements, supply and demand, and Materials Management-MRO related projects. The Materials Management Supervisor- MRO will act (on a plant level) as a liaison between Procurement, Operations and Planning, and the Supplier base to communicate long-term inventory requirements and work with all groups to implement optimal strategies. Additionally, this role has responsibility for directly leading and managing a team of on-site personnel, coordinating as needed with outside locations to optimize warehouse inventories. This will include but is not limited to: stock counts, physical staging and stock movements, as well as MRP settings and inventory replenishment for assigned plant(s).


  • Experience utilizing an ERP system in a supply chain/fulfilment capacity

  • Prior experience using SAP material requirements planning is highly preferred

  • Supervisory experience is highly preferred

  • Knowledge of process improvement and future fulfillment strategies is preferred

  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner both verbally and in writing

  • Ability to recognize areas for Continuous Improvement strategies; recommends CI strategies to Supervisor

  • Ability to understand internal demands as they relate to the purchase/stocking levels of goods and services for the business

  • Ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external customers and foster strong, open lines of communication across all levels of the organization

  • Ability to utilize ERP information and analyze results

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality of proprietary business information at all times

  • Ability to effectively manage time, including the ability to prioritize, work within assigned deadlines, and work independently or collaboratively to accomplish organizational objectives

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects while maintaining quality & accuracy standards

  • Ability to utilize Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Excel, Word, Outlook, and Power Point on an Intermediate Level

  • Material Requirements Planning (Intermediate)

  • Analytical Thinking (Intermediate)

  • Inventory Management (Intermediate)

  • Enterprise Resource Planning/SAP (Intermediate)

  • Supply Chain Management (Intermediate)

  • Products & Marketplace (Intermediate)

  • Customer Service Orientation (Intermediate)


  • Regulates MRO inventory in order to meet plant needs, shutdowns, projects, and repairs

  • Works with other plant Materials Management folks to coordinate shared inventory

  • Responsible for assuring posting of goods movements (goods receipts, transfers, consumption, adjustments etc.)

  • Controls the movement and physical assignment of inventory around the warehouse including quarantined, supplier returns and point of issue

  • Completes physical inventory counts (according to ABC Cycle and ad-hoc as needed)

  • Troubleshoots and solves business process challenges that cause errors related to on-hand inventory, material movement, and invoice quantity errors

  • Facilitates movements of obsolete and slow moving inventory

  • Coordinates communications between Procurement, Operations, and Planning at a plant level, along with Corporate Accounts Payable

  • Participates in regional and global supply chain improvement projects

  • Ensures compliance with all aspects of safety related to warehouse contents and practices (housekeeping, layout improvement, material quarantine and operations)

  • Develops standard operating procedures and work aid instructions for operational excellence

  • Coordinates trials for new material specifications and/or new suppliers

  • Form and foster key relationships with the engineering and maintenance leadership

  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • Manages a team of 3-10 direct reports (both union and non-union)

  • Conducts daily, weekly and monthly operational and planning meetings with direct reports to keep them informed of current problems, changes and new developments in the department and company

  • Monitors work productivity and recommends and implements changes to improve work productivity

  • Plans and monitors workload for timely and accurate completion of tasks

  • Coordinates workflow and procedures to maximize service

  • Coaches and counsels direct reports on performance issues

  • Arranges for cross training of team to maximize productivity and provide coverage of all functions

Adecco acts as an employment agency for permanent recruitment and an employment business for the supply of temporary workers. The Adecco Group UK & Ireland is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

By applying for this role your details will be submitted to Adecco. Our Candidate Privacy Information Statement explaining how we will use your information is available on our website.

Please apply with your CV to: Laura Woollvin