MRP Controller / Production Planner

Job Reference: BBBH72493

Posted by: Carl Delaney

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Industry: Engineering
Bolton, UK
£24.55 – £24.55 per hour

Description of role:

World Class Defence Organisation based in Bolton, Lancashire is currently looking to recruit a MRP Controller / Production Planner Subcontractor on an initial 12 month contract.

This role would suit a candidate who has a Defence / Aerospace background working as a MRP Controller, Materials Resource Planner, Controller Production Planner, Logistics Coordinator, Production Planner, Supply Chain Coordinator, Project Coordinator or Materials Controller.

Any experience with international shipping would be beneficial as MRP Controllers have some responsibility for submitting paperwork to shipping departments.
SAP Experience / MRP experience
CILT training / qualifications would be beneficial

Contract Duration: 12 Months (initially and then ongoing thereafter)
Hourly Rate: £24.55ph (Umbrella)

MRP Controller / Production Planner Job Description:

The MRP Controller will be primarily responsible for the day to day management of existing and future manufacturing schedules, delivering Logistics Management activities and to ensure customer programmes are met in a timely manner. The MRP Controller would typically report into a senior member of the Manufacturing Planning & Control team.

  • Ensure the timely and cost effective provisioning of parts and internal services.
  • Encompass areas of activity associated with supply chain management.
  • Define and control the detailed manufacturing plan such that inventory and work-in progress are maintained at minimum levels consistent within a lean manufacturing facility.
  • Provide written and verbal information on the status of the plan and achievements to date, using management reporting techniques.
  • Tactically manage collaborative and preferred suppliers of bought out items, in order that material flows satisfy programme requirements whilst minimising stock levels.
  • Attend and contribute to review meetings i.e. Integrated Production Teams (IPT’s), Forward Planning Sessions, Supplier Reviews, Cross Functional Sessions.
  • Contribute to the implementation of proposed task directive changes, new or amended orders, regarding their effect on inventory and programme.
  • Advise on manufacturing ‘Best Practice’ as part of a team, and actively take part in process improvement programmes.
  • Deploy the planning tools i.e. SAP, Inventory Control, KPS and have the flexibility to use and develop new methods of working within a continually changing environment.
  • Responsible for the movement of hardware through manufacturing process.

Role requirements (skills, training and qualifications)

  • The successful candidate must be self-motivated, able to take responsibility, results oriented and demonstrate an attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Competencies such as resilience, influencing and interpersonal skills and customer focus are essential to the role.
  • A good understanding of health and safety procedures necessary for safe functioning of a team and knowing the boundaries of the job and how to escalate to more senior levels is also necessary.
  • Previous experience of logistics or an associated discipline would be an advantage.
  • The willingness to learn, develop and apply knowledge is important to this role.
  • Computer proficiency in word processing, spreadsheets and databases is required in this role.
  • Knowledge of Kanban and 2 bin systems.
  • Experience with an Enterprise Planning System e.g., SAP.
  • ESD training.

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