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Materials Manager - Aerospace

Job Purpose:


A Materials Manager who should be able to implement MRP and process improvement across; Purchasing, Planning and Stores.To provide oversight and day to day Management of the Purchasing and Stores/Logistics Departments in conjunction with the relevant department Supervisors and the Managing Director.


Main Responsibilities and Duties:



  • Implement strategic supply chain plans to support long term business goals.




  • Develop, implement and improve policies and procedures for Materials Purchasing, Freight, Storage, handling and control of materials.

    The overall management of the Company materials, parts and supplies procurement, storage and logistics.




  • Maintain economic departmental costs and expenditure within allocated budgets and advise and seek approval from the Managing Director of any variance.




  • Ensure correct materials handling, storage conditions and facilities are maintained to regulation standards.




  • Optimise the Company's investment in materials and parts.




  • Ensure that orders for aeronautical parts and supplies are only placed upon approved suppliers, and assessment of supplier performance liaison with suppliers.




  • The overall management of the system which ensure the continuous serviceability and calibration of tooling and equipment.




  • Liaise with other departments and customers on all matters relating to materials and parts.

    Ensuring materials contractual awareness.




  • Ensure adequate Stores and Purchasing Staff levels, and the development and training of them.




  • Materials quality standards and compliance with the Company Quality system.




  • Developing, Production and Review of department procedures and ensure all staff understand and adhere to Company procedures.




  • Compliance with the Company Quality, Health and Safety and the environmental policies.




  • Ensure compliance with the Company Safety System in respect of actively advocating, promoting and implementing safety policy - identification, assessment and resolution of risks and hazards, ensuring operational safety in the workplace, implementing corrective actions within required timescales, ensuring a ll directly reporting staff are trained and remain actively aware and comply with requirements of the Company safety system.

    Actively participate in the Company Management and Safety forums.



Skills and Experience:



  • Experience implementing ERP and MRP tools

  • Proven experience as materials manager

  • Familiarity with supply chain and inventory management systems

  • Understanding of forecasting and budgeting

  • Experience of implementing; KPIs, LEAN and continuous improvement processes Excellent organizational and leadership skills

  • Experience of negotiating long term complex supplier agreements.

  • A problem-solver

  • BSc/BA in business, purchasing or relevant field

  • Experience in development and deployment of Supply Chain Management strategies.

  • Inventory management experience.

  • Proven track record of supplier relationship management experience.

  • People management experience and strong leadership skills.

  • Attention to detail and proven ability to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.

  • Experience in shipping and receiving

  • Strong blend of experience between ‘hands on' operational procurement and strategic planning.

  • Strong communication and influencing skills