Material Planner

Chester, Cheshire | Ref: BBBH31382


Material Planner

Deeside / North Wales

Competitive Salary + Benefits

Role Profile

Ifor Williams Trailers (IWT) is Britain's leading trailer manufacturer, operating at four advanced manufacturing sites across North Wales. The company was established in 1958 and to date has manufactured over half a million trailers.

The wide product range includes Livestock, Horsebox, General Duty, Tipper, Plant, Flatbed, Box Van trailers, Car Transporters, and pick-up Canopies. The customer base is equally diverse, ranging from the agricultural community to the plant and commercial industry and the leisure sector.

The company's philosophy is to manufacture trailers of the highest quality that combine the latest technology with strength, durability, ease of maintenance and value for money.

As IWT look to further enhance their market presence, they are recruiting several Material Planners to manage inventories and ensure that material resources are consistent with production schedules.

Key Responsibilities

  • Determine material specifications, create and maintain inventory schedules, coordinate with internal departments, and manage external stakeholder relations
  • Co-ordinate with other departments regarding production goals, timelines, and supplier payments
  • Tracking production volume and monitoring customer demand patterns and purchasing trends
  • Scheduling and overseeing the supply and delivery of materials and products
  • Liaising with customers, suppliers, and distributors
  • Managing inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations
  • Preparing cost estimates and performance reports

Skills & Experience Required

  • Preferably a minimum of 12 months experience in a material planning, inventory management or purchasing related position
  • Knowledge of manufacturing process and supply chain management is desirable as is knowledge of MRP systems
  • Proficient in MS Office with the ability to input data and extract reports both quickly and accurately
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a high drive and ability to sort out issues and identify root causes
  • A Degree is sciences, numerate subjects, business or logistics and supply chain would also be highly desirable

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