Job Details


Materials Specialist

Ref: HM7077 Salary: £Attractive Contract Type: ContractLocation: Folkestone

A new instruction for an EU Procurement Materials Specialist with a key manufacturing client within the area specialising in fast moving consumer goods.

The Materials Specialist is a new role within the business and is initially presented on a fixed term contract basis for 12 months, with the possibility of a further extension thereafter.

This is a great opportunity to gain further experience within manufacturing and the opportunity to make the position your own.

The Position:

The  Materials Specialist  will be responsible for strategic and tactical materials management functions for the corporation and act as liaison among all business units impacted by materials management, including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Supply Panning, Global Manufacturing Services and the manufacturing plants, Contract Fillers and direct material suppliers.

This is a non-management role, as there are no direct reports.

Experience we are seeking:

Category & industry awareness (fast moving consumer goods)

In depth knowledge of procurement management processes tools and best practices

Strong stakeholder management and reporting

Strong analytical aptitude and business acumen

Team player, highly motivated with a positive, can do attitude, flexibility and adaptable to changing situations

Entrepreneurial and proactive


Education & Experience, we are seeking:

A strong understanding of end to end supply chain

Solid procurement work history with a track record of delivering strategies and cost improvements

A good technical understanding of both manufacturing processes and the packaging technologies (ideally associated with fast moving consumer goods/personal care products)

Previous experience in a multi-national organisation with cross border working

CIPS qualification is or other professional qualification desirable

Familiarity with MS Office, Outlook, ERP


Key Responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

Managing material supply & inventory exposure

Work with key suppliers and EU Procurement to ensure flow of information critical to effective materials management

Develop raw materials inventory targets for key suppliers and plants

Update track and report periodically

Work closely with procurement, suppliers and planning to ensure supplier capacity information is communicated effectively and is incorporated into the planning process

Manage daily operation performance – workload balancing and scheduling for the team

Drive value and develop continuously improving business processes for Supplier Network collaboration

Resolve and effectively communicate impact of supply issues

Provide tactical and strategic thought leadership in planning and procurement

Train new team members of client processes

Act as subject matter expert on tools and process

Resolve process escalations



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Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Heather Morgan

Tel: 01303 220844


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