Keeping track of stock is an essential part of any business, and this is especially true in the manufacturing industry where levels of raw materials and components must be carefully monitored to ensure that production can continue unimpeded.
This is the role of a materials manager. The person in this position is responsible for maintaining accurate and sufficient inventories and working with other teams to anticipate changes in demand - such as seasonal fluctuations or increases caused by new marketing campaigns.
Depending on the company and the job specification, tasks will involve overseeing stocks and taking steps to quickly and efficiently deal with problems. You will also need to ensure storage facilities comply with hygiene standards, health and safety protocols and internal company policies.
As materials manager, you may be responsible for various procurement or logistics jobs, such as ordering supplies, organising transport and dealing with shipments and helping to resolve issues with short or wrong deliveries.
Anyone seeking to take on a role as a materials manager should have strong interpersonal, communication and supervisory skills are all essential, and you should be able to analyse situations and plan effectively based on the available research and evidence.
You should also be comfortable using relevant computer technology, such as spreadsheet and database programs as well as enterprise resource planning (ERP) software.
Here at Cast UK, our team of recruitment consultants can help you take the next step in your supply chain career - whether you're looking for a promotion or simply to try your skills in a different company.
We work with employers throughout the UK to place the right talent in each vacancy and new jobs are being posted all the time. What's more, each member of our team has experience in these roles, giving them a unique understanding of what makes the right candidate for each position.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you recruit a Materials Manager for your business or find you a job as a Materials Manager then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
From Glasgow to Edinburgh, Gretna Green to Inverness, Scotland is a beautiful country that offers plenty of opportunity for those seeking Materials Manager vacancies.
Scotland has had a long and tumultuous history, particularly during the 16th and 17th centuries when relations with England were fraught with difficulty.
In 1707, the Acts of Union were passed and the Kingdom of Great Britain was created. This resulted in the abolishment of trade tariffs and the Scottish economy quickly grew. Clippers carried tobacco to Glasgow from the New World during the 18th century. Then, during the Industrial Revolution, everything from ships and locomotives through to coal, textiles and steel were produced on a massive scale.
Fast forward to today and Scotland's economy is more focused on the service sector - although manufacturing and oil production are still important.
Edinburgh is one of Europe's largest financial centres, home to companies like Lloyds, Standard Life, the Bank of Scotland and the Royal Bank of Scotland. It's also the seat of Scottish government and an important tourist destination, hosting one of the largest culture festivals in the world.
Whisky is one of Scotland's best-known exports, with numerous distilleries and bottlers located around the country, including Glenfiddich, Glenmorangie and Teacher's Highland Cream, as well as liqueurs like Drambuie and Glayva.
Other companies with headquarters or regional facilities in Scotland include IBM and Hewlett-Packard, Sun Microsystems, Amazon, BAE and Rolls-Royce.
Finding a new Materials Manager job in Scotland might seem like a daunting task, but here at Cast UK, we will work with you to find the right position for your skills and qualifications.
Our team of recruitment consultants have significant experience in the supply chain, logistics and procurement industry and we are committed to finding the best talent for each vacancy. So if you're ready to take the next step in your career, contact us today.
To find out more about how Cast UK can help you find and recruit candidates within Scotland or source a new job in Scotland then contact one of our consultant team on 0333 121 3345.
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