Job Details


Supply Chain

Ref: HM7077/1 Salary: £Attractive Contract Type: ContractLocation: Folkestone

A new instruction for an EU Procurement Materials Specialist with a key manufacturing client in 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. It is considered ideal for someone with a focus on supply chain and planning.


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 Planning, 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)
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:
Thorough understanding of end to end supply chain                                                                                                                                                                                  The ability to deal with conflict and ambiguity                                                                                                                                                                                                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
Procurement experience
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 ad 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


Driving licence required as there may be a need to visit suppliers.

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Consultant Details

For further information on this opportunity please contact:

Heather Morgan

Tel: 01303 220844


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