MATERIALS MANAGER

Job Description

The Materials Manager will be responsible for the materials management function relating to the planning, procurement, storage, control, and distribution of materials to meet company objectives and customer requirements.

Salary, Hours and Benefits

  • Salary, £45,000 - £50,000 dependant on experience
  • 7:30am – 4:00pm, 1:00pm finish on Friday’s (37.5 hours per week)
  • The opportunity to work within a globally recognised business
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Managed Occupational Health service, Retail shopping discount programme, Discounted gym membership, Bike to Work scheme

Commutable From: Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Burton upon Trent, Coventry, Tamworth

Materials Manager Person Specification

  • A minimum of 3 years experience at 1st Line Management level, in a similar role within an Engineering environment, with GCSE Maths and English, Grade C or above (or equivalent).
  • Fully conversant with all aspects of the Supply Function, and proven experience within this area.
  • Ability to utilise Microsoft Office and its packages to the best of its capability, and demonstrate the programs used within a Materials Manager role.
  • Able to use own initiative, to drive and develop a team, and resolves conflicts both within the team, and within the working environment.
  • Ability to efficiently influence, at all levels, and develop effective working relationships with the necessary parties.
  • Proven people manager with experience of developing a team got work to the best of their ability.
  • Ability to make Cost Savings to a business through Continuous Improvement.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Materials Manager will have full accountability and responsibility for all materials on site, to include; Collate and report on KPI’s required by the business, Provide suppliers with relevant information, Forecasting etc, Aim to continually improve the function by regularly reviewing and monitoring processes, and implementing necessary improvements to give a more value added, and efficient service.
  • Liaise with shipping agencies to ensure prompt delivery of goods, In conjunction with key stakeholders, ensure new product introduction and engineering changes are implemented smoothly and effectively. ie. Right part 1st time and to produce Long Term Forecasts.

Responsibilities also include:

  • Raise Purchase Orders where necessary. Maintain and update the relevant material planning data.
  • Manage material and labour issues in order to prevent production downtime and optimise availability of finished parts to our customers.
  • Build and maintain good working relationships with customers (both internal and external), Suppliers and other relevant business units.
  • Manage the development of supplier performance to meet business needs, Drive best practice in relation to Health and Safety within the department, ensuring all team members are able to complete their role in a safe manner.
  • The Materials Manager will have full responsibility for management and control of the stores department, Responsibility for motivation of the Team, to ensure high performance working.
  • Meet with suppliers to organise and agree costings, material supply etc, Load the Production Plan onto MRP.
  • Identify Cost reduction opportunities and work to implement these into the business. Work with and support Group Suppliers in order to identify new sourcing opportunities.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

SIMILAR JOBS

 

Our Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

Test Development Engineer Function:

The Test Development Engineer is a support team member in the Product Development department. The role is running quality assurance tests on New Product Integration & for continual improvement of current products.

This is a hands-on testing role of prototypes and production products. Feedback and analysis from the products tested are required to continually improve the design with the Product Development team.

This role has a direct impact on the business achieving increased market share and return through cost effective and timely development of innovative products which comply with National and International Standards

Test Development Engineer Salary: £40,000, 39 hours per week

Commutable From: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Candidate Requirements

  • The Test Development Engineer will be qualified to a minimum of HND/HNC in a suitable engineering discipline, this can be electrical or mechanical, but you will have a good appreciation of both disciplines.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to work effectively independently or part of a project team.
  • The ability to analyse and compile testing data from the tests performed.
  • Proactive and pragmatic: find the most cost-effective solutions to yield the best test results.
  • Possess good analytical skills and be proficient in Microsoft applications, Word, Excel.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritise their workload and meet deadlines.
  • Ideally the candidate will have skills in gas/ fuel technology together with the ability to understand electrical circuit diagrams and formulate new when required.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Test Development Engineer will be capable of setting up and monitoring tests, preparing models for submission to the appropriate test authority.
  • Develop in conjunction with the project team, the gas and electrical sub systems used within the product.
  • Interpret marketing briefs into tangible product that can be manufactured within the business capabilities.
  • Develop new products in line with best practice and a number of National / International Standards, briefly EN30-1-1 International Gas Safety Standard and BS EN 60335 Appliance Safety Standards for Electrical and DF Appliances. Also working to USA and other Regionally different Standards.
  • Support & manage testing, writing and publishing detailed and comprehensive test reports internally and management of risk for the team, producing both technical presentations and applied samples as and when required in support of sales for customer demonstration and information
  • Create and maintain internal design and test verification test methods in line with the latest approval standards.
  • Be accountable for accurate and timely release of testing data, including signoffs of quality control data as acceptable
  • Maintain programmes throughout the NPI process. Be adept at drawing on internal knowledge as well as industry and/or academic resources in reaching testing conclusions.
  • Actively support test time reduction through Continuous Improvement principles and promote 5S principles within the test department.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Client is a Made in Britain company, with many, many years of history behind them. They continue to lead and innovate in their industry, due to being part of the corporation who are the leading global provider in their industry. 

This role would suit someone with significant experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment, ideally within pressings, assembly, fabrication, sheet metal or a related industry.

Manufacturing Engineer Function:

  • The Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for delivering and maintaining a well-engineered manufacturing process with quality controls, operator accountability and performance monitoring built in. 
  • The role will include provision of documentation and training support to ensure all operator actions and decisions are clearly and unambiguously understood by the production operators and their manager.
  • You will also be responsible for making sure the department manager and operators know how the process should be maintained and what the limits of its capability are. 
  • The Manufacturing Engineer will also provide real-time process support to the production team and will make sure process problems are quickly brought to the attention of the manager. 
  • You will be responsible for highlighting and evaluating improvement opportunities and for making clear the likely consequences of any proposed change. 
  • Where appropriate you will take the lead, facilitate or just monitor any process change that is authorised by the department manager.

Manufacturing Engineer Salary: £40,000, 39 hours per week

This Manufacturing Engineer role is commutable from: Coventry, Solihull, Redditch, Rugby, Banbury, Daventry

Candidate Requirements

  • Significant experience in a similar role in a manufacturing environment, ideally within pressings, assembly, fabrication, sheet metal or related industry.
  • A manufacturing engineering qualification to degree level (or equivalent experience) with production process design bias and a proven record of accomplishment of delivering results.
  • Familiarity with manufacturing systems techniques such as Lean, SMED, SPC, Process loading, PFMEA, 5S, Standard work, Poke Yoke, visual management, operator maintenance, Spaghetti diagrams, Yamazumi, single piece flow, no fault forward, kan-ban material control and VSM.
  • The capability to use Solidworks, Draftsight, AutoCAD systems to create tooling or layout specifications and drawings.
  • The capability to use Radan in order to program Laser, Turret Punch, Folders, etc
  • Familiar with H&S and risk assessments and strategies to eliminate workplace hazards.
  • Able to exploit the use of PC based systems and MS office tools to support the needs of the role.

In Addition

  • Familiar with the requirements of Quality Management Systems and Quality planning processes required to support ISO 9001 and to drive continuous improvement.
  • Able to create standard operating procedures and work instructions, have an understanding of ladder logic and able to read engineering drawings and schematic diagrams.
  • Well organised and methodical, and able to plan work to balance conflicting priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Administration skills, able to keep calm in a crisis, reliable attendance and good timekeeping.
  • Flexible and able to respond to occasional unusual working hours and weekends.
  • Work well as part of a team and also alone
  • Experienced of working in a fast-paced environment where variants are high and lead times are short.

Key Responsibilities (but not limited to)

  • The Manufacturing Engineer will reduce and eliminate workplace hazards and ensure continuous improvements to workplace health and safety.
  • Design new systems, equipment and processes for the introduction of new products or the improvement of existing ones. Supporting and Leading Continuous Improvement projects, driving out waste, reducing downtime and improving OTIFEF delivery to customers.
  • Target inefficiencies quickly using problem solving techniques such as A3’s, Pareto, Ishikawa, and Root Cause Analysis. Support, cost estimate and document all engineering changes.
  • Ensure non-conformances within production are eliminated and controls are in place to prevent reoccurrences and ensure all manufacturing processes are supported by the necessary training, documentation and Quality Controls.
  • Create, improve, and review Standard Operating Procedures. Support the introduction of new products and changes to current products into production. Ensure all documentation is relevant and up to date.
  • Improve manufacturing efficiency by analysing and planning work flow, space requirements, equipment layout, and visual controls.
  • Develop and evaluate manufacturing processes by studying product requirements; researching, designing, modifying, and testing manufacturing methods and equipment; conferring with equipment vendors. As well as designing and implement data driven product quality and process capability improvements by designing testing methods; testing finished- product and processes; establishing standards and confirming repeatability within manufacturing processes, including 8D analysis

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

This exciting new role is for a Laser Setter Operator, working for a long-established company. An immediate start is available, following a short working interview.

A brief overview of the Laser Setter/Operators role is as follows:

  • Start Date: Asap
  • Role Duration: Permanent
  • Location: Grantham, Lincolnshire
  • Working Hours – 7am to 4:15pm (Monday to Thursday) and 7am to 11am (Friday)
  • Pay: £14 per hour – weekly paid 
  • Overtime: readily available and this role is paid weekly

The successful candidate requires previous experience of working as a Laser Setter Operator within the Engineering industry – candidates who do not have this experience unfortunately will not be considered for the role

The Job Requirements / Description for this Laser Setter/Operators role are as follows:

  • Must have proven experience of setting a Bystronic machines
  • Breaking out components and sorting for inspection/delivery
  • Loading and unloading the machine
  • Work safely in a busy workspace alongside fellow workers
  • The role requires ability to work in groups alongside others operating machinery in the same workshop.

The ideal candidate for this Laser Setter/Operator role must be experienced in:

  • Previous experience using Bystronic machines is essential 
  • Previous site experience would be advantageous together with a FLT license
  • Operating in a fast-paced environment to meet deadlines.

Commutable From: Nottingham, Lincoln, Grantham, Leicester and Peterborough

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

A leading manufacturer are now seeking an experienced Health and Safety Manager to lead with all H&S processes, policies, legislation and legal obligations across all site operations.

HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGER ROLE BENEFITS:

  • Competitive salary of up to £38,000 dependent on skills and experience
  • Company pension
  • Site based at 1 manufacturing location in Telford

DUTIES OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENT MANAGER:

  • Lead the development of H&S objectives/targets and implementation of best practices. 
  • Prioritise H&S actions/initiatives and successfully transfer these to operational plans relevant to the level of risk.
  • Ensure H&S systems and policies are applied across all departments.
  • Provide Qualitative and quantitative information on H&S including performance statistics and reviews.
  • Lead the completion of H&S incident investigations and Learning Reviews.
  • Proactively drive the development of on-site H&S competencies and approve H&S changes in design and operations.
  • Management, co-ordinate and Delivery of inspiring H&S training.

REQUIREMENTS OF THE HEALTH, SAFETY and ENVIRONMENT MANAGER

  • Diploma in Occupational Safety and Health and/or Environmental
  • Minimum of general certification in NEBOSH
  • Minimum 5 year’s, experience in EHS/Safety Management
  • Experience in dealing with regulatory agencies (HSE, Environment Agency, Councils)
  • Understanding and experience of Safety / Environmental Management Systems inc ISO 45001
  • I would welcome applications from candidates who have gained experience within a manufacturing environment.
  • A superb communicator
  • Proactive, hands-on approach

The Health, Safety and Environemnt Manager role is commutable from Wolverhampton, Walsall,  Shrewsbury, Telford, Stafford, Cannock and surrounding areas.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Manufacturing, Production & Quality Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are seeking to recruit a proven Maintenance Electrician to support a medium size Maintenance team within a Heavy Industry Environment. Our client is well established and is a successful and expanding business manufacturing high integrity and high-volume products for a worldwide customer base.

Benefits for Maintenance Electrician:

  • The salary for the role of Maintenance Electrician is £30,000 depending on experience
  • Overtime
  • 3% - 5% Pension. 
  • The shift pattern of the role is double days with hours of work being 6-2/1-9. 

Requirements for Maintenance Electrician:

  • Ideally the ultimate Maintenance Electrician will have experience supporting kit from a Heavy Environment including, Cranes, Overhead Cranes, Pumps, Motors, Hydraulics/ Pneumatics and some welding and fabrication experience. The candidate must hold:
  • Electrical Bias with Mechanical abilities
  • Apprenticeship or equivalent in Electrical Engineering – HNC / ONC / Degree / NVQ

This Maintenance Electrician role is commutable from Alfreton, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough and Newark-on-Trent.

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994

 

We are recruiting an exceptional opportunity for a Maintenance Electrician. You will be responsible for the electrical maintenance of all capital plant, equipment, and site facilities. The role is also responsible for mechanical breakdowns and planned preventative maintenance ensuring maximum uptime. The role of Maintenance Electrician requires you to work a Morning and Afternoon shift 0600-1415 (week 1), 1400-2215 (week 2) with a benefits package of:

Maintenance Electrician Benefits:

  • Life assurance of 4x salary
  • £31,000 salary 
  • Employer pension contributions of 5%
  • Free onsite parking
  • Subsidised café on site
  • Gym on site
  • 28 days holiday pa which increases with service

Requirements/ Duties for the Maintenance Electrician:

  • Investigate all electrical plant and machinery breakdowns, and mechanical plant and machinery breakdowns where necessary/as required, determine root cause, and carry out necessary repair work inclusive of obtaining spare parts as necessary.
  • Investigate failures in services, determine root cause and carry out necessary repair work inclusive of obtaining spare parts as necessary
  • Ensure all plant/machinery records are kept up to date.

Desired skills include Minimum of NVQ Level 3 in Electrical/Electronic Engineering discipline or post Apprenticeship experience in an industrial environment and competent in programmable logic controllers.

We would be keen to talk to Electrical Maintenance Engineers or Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineers also that are commutable from Leicester Kettering and Rugby

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Maintenance, Reliability & Service Recruitment Support since 1994