material planner in stockton-on-tees

05 November 2018
cat stockton, randstad inhouse services
job type
£ 13.57 per hour, on site parking
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stockton-on-tees, north east
sub specialism
job type
working hours
£ 13.57 per hour, on site parking
reference number
cat stockton, randstad inhouse services
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job description

Grow your skills working for a recognised global brand in a challenging and quality driven manufacturing environment.

We currently have opportunities for a Material Planner to work at our client's factory in Stockton-On-Tees on an ongoing temporary basis. With structured evaluations and salary/performance reviews our roles also offer opportunities for personal development and recognition in your role.

As a Material Planner you will receive:

* 33 days holiday per year
* Regular Performance review and recognition schemes
* Full induction and ongoing training
* Auto Pension scheme enrolment

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

* Working in MRP system to set supplier schedules
* Using Caterpillars on-line supplier collaboration portal to ensure efficient and timely supplier communication
* Instigate material expedites when a line shortage is identified
* Communicate potential material shortages and status reports with operations teams if required.
* Track and monitor supplier performance levels
* Hold regular performance reviews with suppliers to drive improvements
* Escalate poor supplier performance to Caterpillar Purchasing teams.
* Review material planning parameters to ensure optimum inventory holding to ensure consistent production and inventory turns targets are met.
* Organise transport if required to fulfil deliveries.

This role is to work as a member of the Material and Logistics Planning team, based in Stockton-on-Tees to ensure material availability in line with production demands.

Working under the direction of the Material Planning Supervisor, the candidate will analyse MRP schedule requirements against current planned schedules and collaborate with suppliers if schedule changes ae required.

The candidate will work with suppliers to ensure material is planned, organized and available in line with schedule and packaging requirements.


* Monday - Friday, 37.5 hours PER WEEK.

Suitable applicants require:

* Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required
* Strong Numerical skills
* Strong Computer skills
* Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills
* Must be willing to learn and develop knowledge & skills required for the role.


* Ideally Qualified to a minimum of A'Level or higher standard
* Advanced skill in use of computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point & e-mail systems are essential.
* Experience & knowledge of working with MRPII planning systems
* Requires effective communications skills in both written and oral.
* Must exhibit good interpersonal skills and a collaborative work style
* Required to be able to prioritise work in a dynamic environment.
* Required to accept responsibility and produce highest productivity and quality work, maintain the highest ethical and professional standards within supply chain organisation.

If this looks like the role for you why not click apply today!

"We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age".


Basic computer skills,Critical thinking,Flexibility,problem solving