The purpose of the role is to manage the material ordering and production planning process for the Nelson Factory and oversee the collection and input of production data. The Material Planner will be responsible for forecasting demand, purchasing materials, organising the production plan, managing stocks and communicating order dates and progress to Customer Service. As part of a small operations team, the Material Planning role will be flexible and expected to support Managers with other daily tasks including production data input, material issuing, customer despatches and CI initiatives
To analyse usage of CPP materials and establish and maintain minimum stock levels for key items.
To create and manage production orders for the extrusion process
To create and update an efficient, effective production plan for the extrusion and pouch making processes
To purchase resins, additives, zip, cores, packaging and consumables in line with agreed limits.
To purchase indirect materials, services and consumables in line with agreed limits.
To liaise with Suppliers and other plants we own regarding timings and priorities of inbound materials.
To support the accuracy of the material system by reconciling estimated and actual consumption on a daily basis.
To input daily production data and to support and drive the implementation of an automatic data collection system.
To liaise with Customers and other plants regarding timings and priorities of outbound materials.
To provide support for despatch when needed.
To actively contribute towards and drive CI initiates
To compile a monthly reporting pack for Management.
To provide support and expertise where needed.