Materials Stock Co-ordinator

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    Northwich, Cheshire

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    Up to £19471 per annum

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    Ian C Hull BA (Hons) Dip RP

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    9 months ago

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Materials Stock Co-ordinator - Permanent Position - based Northwich, Cheshire.

It's an exciting time to join Tata Chemicals Europe…….
Who are we?

Tata Chemicals Europe (TCE) is the UK's sole producer of sodium carbonate and sodium bicarbonate, as well as the market leading producer of salt. We are also one of Europe's leading producers of these and other related products.

There are exciting times ahead for us as we embark on major investment across all our manufacturing sites in Cheshire to grow the business and deliver reliable high quality products into increasingly diverse markets. This programme of investment and development at our Lostock site includes major infrastructure projects that will secure our position as a market leader in the production of Soda Ash.

Job purpose statement:

Raw Materials stock co-ordinator is an important administrative role that supports the operational sites, finance and procurement by ensuring accurate data capture relating to materials orders, material shipments and deliveries, operational usage and resultant stock balances.

Principal accountabilities:

The role involves collating all materials receipts and accurately recording the weighbridge quantities delivered in the relevant spreadsheet pertaining to that key material. Querying any inconsistent or missing information with the supplier directly to resolve any queries.

Liaise with the operational sites daily to confirm the usage of the materials and resultant stock levels and enter this data into the relevant spreadsheets to calculate and validate the balancing stock levels.
Follow instructions from the Materials buyer to forecast weekly demand and confirm delivery quantities required for the following period. Confirm any changes in planned usage and thus requirements directly with the supplier.
Ensure that any additional charges for demurrage, cancellations or late changes in requirements are noted on the appropriate spreadsheet and a purchase requisition is raised for the additional charges.
Ensure all records are kept updated on a daily basis and ensure checks in place to validate accuracy
Ensure the sites conduct end of month stock checks (at a minimum) on raw materials to enable validation against material spreadsheets to make any adjustments/ write off's necessary.
Ensure appropriate signature for any adjustments / write offs as per our governance process prior to confirming the final balances to finance.
Urgently escalate any supply issues, delays, cancellations or none conformances to the Material Buyer or Purchasing Manager with respect to raw materials.
Receipt in the quantities delivered against the Purchase Order for the relevant materials
Validate any invoice discrepancies against the material spreadsheets
Creation of annual material Purchase Requisitions/ Orders for authorisation
Amendment of Purchase Orders following authorised price changes in materials
Support the wider Operational Procurement Team as required, noting that the principle stock co-ordinator activities take priority, and relaying capacity and availability to the wider team on receipt of any urgent requests.

GCSE/ O Level Maths and English min C, Good working knowledge of SAP MM
Good Excel capability
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data recording

Stock control knowledge/ experience


Good knowledge of the P2P process
Good knowledge of stock control, planning and business impact
Excellent attention to detail and accuracy in data management
Confident interpersonal skills to liaise with both internal and external stakeholders


Ability to analyse data and identify trends, issues and opportunities
What can you expect in return?

Our people have always been at the centre of the company's success and in return for their hard work and commitment, we offer a generous benefits package including: 37 days holidays per year, inclusive of Bank Holidays, an additional paid day off each year to volunteer for a good cause in the local community, an excellent contributory Pension scheme, Life insurance, Healthcare and a range of other optional benefit schemes all within a flexible work environment.