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    £60000 per annum

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    Adam Marriott

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    11 days ago

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We are currently looking for a materials manager to join one of key rail clients on a permanent basis.

The position can be based at any of their three-wagon maintenance depots; Ipswich, Southampton – Dock Gate 20 or Manchester. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing their materials team to deliver loco and wagon materials, and wagon wheelsets to all our wagon depots and resident loco teams.

Responsibilities include:
  • Be a Safety leader by ensuring you and your team always work safely whilst always looking for opportunities to do things safer and more efficiently. Ensure proactive measures are taken, through safety observations and positive engagement.
  • Own the Material control process and work with the stores teams to deliver effective planning, implementation and optimal stock levels to meet the business and production criteria of overhauling, maintaining and repairing of locomotives and wagons.
  • Use our AMS system to maintain accurate records to manage the stock and materials held and to carry out audit and stock checks in accordance with company policy.
  • Report on our stock management at our monthly team meetings.
  • Liaise with internal customers and external suppliers to achieve maximum efficiency for the control of material.
  • Develop good relationships with our suppliers, carry out regular contract reviews and work with them to ensure we how optimum stock available.
  • Develop and maintain visual management process in line with lean practises and monitor the utilisation of materials on site producing reports to show performance.
  • Resolve material shortages, backlogs and other potential schedule interruptions while identifying and creating strategic solutions to improve material flow at multiple levels
  • Develop and execute our inventory cycle count processes to assure high inventory accuracy and report on any discrepancies whilst working with the sites to prevent re-occurrence.

  • Commitment to developing safe working practices
  • In Depth knowledge of supply chain and inventory management systems, with proven experience in this area - 3 years
  • Ability to drive Continuous Improvement to ensure we achieve our targets and standardise our processes across our depots. -
  • Experience within the role of Materials Controller /Logistics Controller/ Buyer/ Materials Management with experience in forecasting and procurement tools, collating and developing business KPIs,
  • Good understanding of Material Repair Processes
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively at all levels internally & externally
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft software packages

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