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Materials Planner

18/11/19 Dublin Neg

Permanent full-time

Materials Planner – Global FMCG Business

A global FMCG business is currently seeking a Materials Planner for their Operations and Packaging function. This is an excellent opportunity – day shift role with excellent benefits also.

Location: Dublin, Kildare 

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Schedule the supply of materials/components to meet packaging requirements
  • Balance ensuring there is an appropriate supply of packaging materials and consumables for all site requirements whilst minimizing storage costs
  • Develop stocking programs and/or vendor managed inventory to maintain security of supply where necessary
  • Monitor Supply Chain metrics to identify gaps in current processes, improve service levels to internal and external customers, reduce waste, and improve the value chain efficiency
  • Continuously evaluate and develop processes for material delivery from supplier to site
  • Investigate discrepancies or capacity challenges, proposing and initiating corrective action as required
  • Evaluate non-productive raw material inventories for disposition, and work to minimize non-productive inventory for raw materials, semi-finished and packaging materials
  • Identify and initiate response to raw material service/quality complaints from manufacturing. Initiate return material process involving QA and Sourcing
  • Maintain productive working relationships with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure Materials activity is aligned with Planning and Packaging teams output targets
  • Ensure that stores inventory is managed to excellent standards through stores layout, use of 5S principles, stock identification and tagging
  • Assists in reducing material lead times and manufacturing cycle times in order to support MRP/build-to-order shop requirements
  • Issue periodic reports reflecting manufacturing performance, capacity loads, schedules, etc.
  • Day-to-day order management including Management of deliveries, PO Generation, Cycle counts and daily store inspections
  • Performs other adhoc duties as required
  • At all times work to reduce and eliminate waste and identify opportunities to improve business processes.

Qualifications and Skills equired: 

  • Ideally 3rd Level qualification in Supply Chain, Engineering or similar
  • 5 years’ experience working in a similar role ideally with some exposure in a packaging environment
  • Significant experience delivering in a role requiring significant attention to detail and follow through in a fast-paced environment
  • Exposure to lean manufacturing excellence techniques
  • Strong financial awareness, understanding of business drivers, budgeting processes
  • Strong analytical and decision-making abilities
  • Excellent process improvement and problem-solving skills
  • Working knowledge of automated MRP systems desirable
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt qualification desirable
  • Strong proficiency using various IT software packages and a demonstratable comfort engaging with new Technology
  • Previous experience managing supplier relationships desirable
  • Experience with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment desirable

Please apply by sending your CV to Brona Clarke at or call for more information.

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