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Material Planner

Cwmbran, United Kingdom
Supply Chain / Logistics


Job Description

Eaton's Life Safety Division has an opening for
Material Planner at Cwmbran, UK

Primary Function:
As key member of the supply chain team the successful candidate will manage the planning and effective MRP execution on our intercompany plants. Utilising STPO & forecast processes to ensure a smooth pipeline of product into our facilities, the key purpose of this role is to meet the site’s production plan and therefore customer service level expectations.
The candidate will be responsible for ordering materials, scheduling said materials, inventory profiling, material accuracy, inventory value reporting,  Customer OTTR, Supplier OTD, and the coordination of inbound freight management, in line with (dynamic) business objectives.  

Essential Functions:
• Conduct the daily execution of MRP (Including exception message handling in line with plan) ensuring the timelines within the system are accurate, and also aligned between plants. 
• Provide weekly shipping plans to our Intercompany facilities to ensure we meet Make to Order & Make to Stock build requirements.
• Provide detailed monthly forecast for our intercompany plants & measure forecast accuracy.
• Inventory management – Analyse data to determine opportunities to decrease inventory, improve customer service levels and reduce total cost through regular use of inventory modelling tools, inventory planning parameters (Min / Max level, safety stock, lots sizes, rounding values etc…) and lead-time reduction initiatives.
• Work closely with our Sales & SCM team to ensure all major project opportunities are tracked and new requirements actioned.     
• Ensure material concerns are effectively communicated to production & customer service departments, with the aim to resolve any issues in a timely and effective manner.        
• Premium Freight Management (Calculate cost of the premium freight required to air-freight goods from shipment plan. Raise pre-authorisation requests for air freight as appropriate. Track costs and analyse data to identify actions to drive out “cost of non-conformance". Work with the freight category manager to improve / reduce oversea transit times.
• Work with SIOP coordinator & PLM’s to ensure product introductions & product run-outs are effectively managed, minimising material exposure.       
• Review E&O on a bi-weekly basis and  devise & deploy appropriate action plans in a timely manner.
• Contribution to ‘lean’/Continuous Improvement process initiatives to drive & improve process efficiencies.
• Adhere to Eaton standard sourcing process and divisional operating procedures. Manage supplier compliance with Eaton Corporate initiatives.
• Support the Supply Chain Management team and Plant Manager with initiatives in support of the business objectives as relevant.


Specialised Knowledge:
• Supply Chain Experience (preferably material management focused, with scheduling experience as detailed below), working within a team in an organisation with a variety of business functions.
• Ability to drive for results, in a self-sufficient manner, to ensure efficiency and other measures are achieved.
• Strong work ethic, with a passionate approach to achieving responsibilities, where initiative is utilised effectively with accountability for the requirements of this role fully owned.  Appropriate ethical conduct within the ‘doing business right’ ethos is essential.
• Knowledge of Supply Chain Processes  (including: ERP, MRP, MPS, scheduling agreements, consignment programs).
• SAP Knowledge (experience desirable).
• Advanced computer literacy, including Advanced MS excel skills, Business Warehouse, and database reporting.
• Strong analytical & execution skills, with a propensity for detail orientation, in terms of work-style preferences.     
• Inventory analytical scenario modelling.
• Strong scheduling experience within a manufacturing environment, with an ability to navigate effectively within a matrix organisation.  Knowledge of Lean manufacturing techniques is essential, with practical, demonstrable, application being highly advantageous.
• Strong communication skills are required in order to meet the role’s requirements; written and verbal methods must be equally effective, and demonstrable with both internal and external customers / stakeholders.
• Able to operate in a pressurised environment and to tight deadlines, when requirements are dynamic, and the need to prioritise effectively is paramount.
• With some need for travel, a full UK relevant driving licence is required.
• Qualifications in APICS (or equivalent) or MCIPS are desirable.
• Demand solutions / Demantra or similar forecasting tools experience is also desirable.

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Supply Chain / Logistics

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 054859