Materials Controller | £38k | 25 days A/L

  • Location
    Whitstable, Kent
  • Category
    Purchasing - Stock Control
  • Contract Type
  • Salary
    £ 34000 - £ 38000 / Year
  • OrganizationType

We're really excited to be recruiting for this successful, interesting and expanding manufacturing business in their search for a Materials Controller to work as part of the Purchasing team. As the Material Controller you'll be responsible for ensuring the effective planning of manufactured and/or purchased materials to maximise the effective use of resources and minimise any disruption caused by constraints.

Please find all the details below:

Job Title: Materials Controller

Location: Whitstable, Kent

Salary: £34,000 - £38,000

Hours: Monday to Thursday 8am - 4:30pm and Friday 8am - 1:30pm

Hybrid: Yes, on Mondays & Fridays in agreement with the Team Manager.


  • 25 days annual leave + bank holidays, increasing with length of service

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Employee discount on Dell PCs

  • Employee Assistance Programme - 24-hour telephone line, counselling, financial support tools and much more!

  • Life assurance scheme

  • Income protection scheme

  • Matched pension contribution up to 6%

  • Earn extra mile vouchers of up to £50 for going the extra mile

  • On site part subsidised canteen

  • Free on site parking

  • Free sight test vouchers

  • Yearly occupational health assessments

  • Career progression

As a Materials Controller your main duties and tasks would be:

  • Ensure component requirements are correct and communicated to suppliers in a timely, professional manner.

  • Understand and implement any MRP generated 'messages' and amend supplier schedules accordingly.

  • Manage open order books to ensure appropriate order coverage and optimal inventory levels.

  • Update and maintain all relevant system requirements pertaining to the role.

  • Ensure inventory levels of components under individual control are in alignment with departmental objectives.

  • Ensure adequate information interchange and interaction with other Supply Chain and Production areas.

  • Ensure all activities undertaken are in line with current policies and procedures.

  • Ensure external logistics costs are optimised using normal transportation methods.

  • Highlight future supply risks.

  • Provide monthly forecast of expected deliveries.

  • Proactively resolve invoice queries.

  • Continually challenge the traditional planning methods and seek new simple and effective procedures.

  • Identify and remedy excess inventory.

Ideal skills for the position:

  • Experience in a similar planning position.

  • Sound working knowledge of ERP systems, preferably Infor.

Next steps:

If you have the above skills and experience then please apply today - this is such an incredible opportunity where you can really grow your career at this company.

Alternatively if you know someone who may be suitable for this role please share the details. If you successfully refer a friend for the above role, you will receive a £100* voucher of your choice! Terms apply*

Please note if your skills match the requirements for the job then you will receive an e-mail from us (remember to check your junk mail). If you do please call us on 01233 611780 ASAP or within 24 hours to discuss the position in further detail with Bonnie (Candidate Manager) or Nicola (Permanent Consultant).

We look forward to your application.

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