Materials Planner - Iventory Analyst

Job Title: Materials Planner - Iventory Analyst
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Leicester
Salary: £15 - £20 per hour
Start Date: 2016-12-12
Reference: 19359
Contact Name: Wayne Pavitt
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 14, 2017 14:52

Job Description

Do you have good supply chain & logistics experience?
Do understand excel and how to manipulate data, carry out vLookups, pivot table and analysis results?
Do you understand how complex supply chains work and can make recommendations to improvement, material control, surplus allocation?
Would you like to work on the outskirts of Leicester?

Read on !

We have an exciting opportunity to work with a world leader in their field.
This is a contract role due to last until the later part of next year
More detail is below, but if you feel this is a role worth exploring please apply!
Rate is dependent on experience but should attract between £15-£20 ph (ltd) and interviews slots have been booked with the client & will take place within the next week or so

Inventory Analyst
Employees in this role are primarily focused on completing projects to achieve higher levels of inventory and availability performance. These projects range from performing basic data analysis and reporting functions to initiating complex data analytics and simulation studies. Additional projects in this role typically include root cause analysis and development of corrective actions relating to specific supply chain performance opportunities; complex, multi-region integration projects; new business development and support; business system monitoring and support; and, optimizing critical PFEP inventory planning/management parameters. This role is the backbone for supporting the Material Planning Analyst role in the successful completion of day-to-day material availability and achieving key KPIs for the organization. They are frequently required to collaborate with cross-functional business partners, suppliers and customers to successfully complete project work. Project leadership and program management are expected of higher level employees in this role. Logistics consultants, technical specialists and supply chain stewards are at the highest level in this role.

Span of Accountabilities/Responsibilities
·Leading Supply Chain efforts for NPI programs with customers and process partners.
·Performing data mining and analytics to complete detailed RCCAs.
·Identifying best practices and developing standard work for Material Planning Analysts.
·Developing Supply Chain analyst and leader tools and reports.
·Providing training to analysts, suppliers, customers and process partners on Supply Chain tools and processes.
·Leading process improvement, complex integration, Lean BIQ, and systems initiatives involving sources, analysts and process partners to address quality, performance, transportation and logical transaction issues impacting material availability.
·Executing simulation and facility/network modeling studies to optimize critical PFEP inventory management parameters.
·Coordinating Supply Chain efforts in support of development and transformational projects.
·Leading innovation efforts of next generation of Supply Chain analytics, systems, processes and tools.

Essential Skills
·Must have Advanced Excel Skills - pivot tables, vlook up data mining, data building
·Experience of recommending supply chain / logistic improvements
·Highly proficient with data manipulation & interpretation

Capability Alignment
·Supplier Performance Management
·Network Inventory Management
·Inventory Modeling
·Network Analytics & Visualization
·Enterprise Supply Network Optimization

Recommended KPI's:
·Customer availability levels
·Supplier shipping performance
·Percent of short-dated supplier collaborations
·Inventory levels and turns
·Project success and plan execution.