An exciting opportunity has become available for a Material Control Coordinator to join our Materials Operations team in our Uttoxeter bakery site.
The Material Control Co-ordinator is fundamentally responsible for placing all PO numbers for all raw and packaging materials that are used within the Uttoxeter Factory site. In order to achieve this you will be responsible for working closely with suppliers to ensure orders are placed in a timely manner and that materials are available on time and in full to meet the needs of the busy production schedule.
In the early 1900s Samuel Elkes opened a confectionery shop in Uttoxeter and in 1928 a purpose-built biscuit factory was opened on the current site. In 1986 the Company was bought by Northern Foods and was run as Elkes Biscuits, later becoming Fox’s Biscuits. Since the separation of Fox’s from Uttoxeter the Uttoxeter site has reverted to its heritage name of Elkes Biscuits and remains part of the 2 Sisters Food Group.
Uttoxeter is known for the biscuit barrel and is the home of the Malted Milk biscuits along with producing Ginger biscuits, Farley's Rusks, Custard Creams, Chocolate Digestive Bars, Oaties Digestives. Providing retailer own label biscuits to all the major retailers including Tesco, Asda, Morrisons, Marks and Spencer, Sainsbury’s, Aldi and Lidl.
The bakery is well established within the community and has a fantastic culture of team work, internal progression and recognition. They employ around 580 employees and produce on average 680 tonnes of biscuits per week.
If you have strong IT skills, excellent communication skills, experience in a supply chain/production position and can work to tight deadlines in a fast paced environment, then this is a fantastic role for you.
This is where you come in…
As the Material Control Co-ordinator you will be responsible for sending out vendor management schedules to all raw materials and packaging suppliers, and for issuing RBP (Refer Before Print) requests to the relevant Commercial Manager for approval prior to authorising film contracts to print.
You will also need excellent communication skills, be highly organised and also have effective follow up and chasing skills.
You will be responsible for reacting to changes in raw materials and packaging requirements due to business/production need, customer demand/ forecast etc, and works closely and tenaciously to re-schedule orders accordingly. Along with working closely with the Planning function and the bakery, using MRP to re-plan and co-ordinate material requirements on a daily basis, in line with changing business needs.
As the Material Control Co-ordinator you will be responsible for escalating key supply issues to the Factory team, or Procurement, to ensure that we react quickly when unplanned events occur. You will have excellent stakeholder and communication skills as you will regularly communicates cross functionally, to both external and internal customers, at all levels within the business.
· Excellent administration and organisational Skills
· Experience in a production or supply chain environment
· Analytical skills
· Able to work as part of a small, supportive team within in a busy environment.
· Ability to learn and understand how raw material and packaging materials are used within the production process in the bakery itself.
· Effective Communication skills and timely follow up – all forms of communication e.g. Telephone, email, face to face etc. Previous experience advantageous.
· Able to communicate cross functionally, and at different levels within the business
· Excellent IT skills including Excel, experience with SAP is advantageous
· Previous experience of managing and ordering materials within a manufacturing environment are an advantage.