Materials & Inventory Controller

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    Walton-On-Thames, Surrey

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    £14.68 - £16.35 per hour

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    Samantha Cartman

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 Months +

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Materials & Inventory Controller - Hersham - 6 Months+

The overall objective is to manage the "hard goods" availability. Optimising a balance between the cost of capital tied up in spare parts inventory and minimising down time and mean time to repair. This is achieved by:
* Contributing to the development and application of the sparing strategy
* Building and maintain Equipment Bills of Materials (BoM) in SAP for gas plants and installations
* Determine the correct level of spare parts holding for each plant and the location in which they should be held (Echelon Planning)
* Purchase (or repair) and arrange storage of necessary spare parts
* Manage the spare parts inventory levels, through MRP, to ensure that the required spare parts are available for use in a time frame that meets the business need
* Provide a 24hr - 365 days/year point of contact for materials

* Optimise European spares inventory levels & echelon policy
* Maintaining accurate Bills of Materials (BoM's) in part through locally initiated eMOC's (Electronic Management of Change)
* Execute timely stock replenishment when spares are used through the timely refurbishment of failed equipment and new buy of spares
* Provide training and support in "hard goods" inventory management methods and SAP transactions
* Manage key supplier and procurement relations to ensure call off contracts are valid and current
* Manage stock inventory checks via Cycle and Sample counting
* General data entry and extraction into and from SAP
* Analyse SAP data and co-ordinate mass data updates where required
* Providing emergency breakdown support to the operations and maintenance teams
* Monthly and Quarterly Report writing
* Help to develop, track, monitor and automate (where possible) KPI's for the Materials team
* Providing general admin support to the Plant Support team

* Educated to diploma/degree level or above preferable, ideally in a technical or engineering subject
* Strong commercial acumen
* Excellent report writing and analytical skills with an analytical mindset
* Excellent administrative skills, with attention to detail is crucial
* Good communication skills - you will be liaising with a wide range of people from all cultures and backgrounds
* Terminology and technical appreciation of operating plant and equipment
* Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and specification of equipment
* A purchasing or supply chain background
* Excellent use of analytical tools plus good IT skills, specifically:
o Microsoft Office, especially advanced MS Excel (Pivot tables, Macros etc)
o SAP (Materials and Warehousing Module)
o Access Databases utilising Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL's)
* Good organisational and supervisory skills
* Budgetary management

Materials & Inventory Controller - Hersham - 6 Months+