Skip to main content
looking for a job_1.jpg

Find your new role

Job title

External Material Scheduler

Ref no. BHN559518
Location Cwmbran, Wales
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

A leading business based in Cwmbran is looking to recruit for an External Material Scheduler on a full-time permanent basis.

Key skills required for this role

materials, production, scheduling, planning, manufacturing


Proven experience within a material or production planning role, manufacturing background is preferred

Job description

A leading business based in Cwmbran is looking to recruit for an External Material Scheduler on a full-time permanent basis.

Role - External Material Scheduler

Type - Permanent

Locations - Cwmbran, Wales

Salary - Competitive (DOE)

Key responsibilities for External Material Scheduler and will not be limited to:

  • To define the supply parameters in the ERP by item file within individual scope of activity which are consistent with stock targets and the industrial strategy
  • Participate in the MRP validation process, analysing and processing exception messages (increase/decrease, progress, delay, cancel an order etc..) resulting from the MRP
  • Accountable for the supplier on-time performance for your defined group of suppliers, informing suppliers of discrepancies and providing resolution where applicable whilst working closely with our internal Quality teams
  • Confirm and communicate requirements and changes resulting from the MRP to the supplier by confirming any necessary modifications that are to be made, communicate to internal customers where applicable, escalating where necessary.
  • Issue the schedule agreements or purchase orders in line with ERP recommendations (1st & 2nd tier)
  • Negotiate dead-lines and quantities with suppliers within the limits of the contract established by the Purchasing team (negotiation of dead-lines / quantities, but not pricing)
  • Monitor and analyse the impacts of manufacturing defects in terms of yield and if necessary reschedule requirements to ensure commitments can be met, work with the internal scheduler to ensure yield is factored into future planning. This may include managing orders relating to re-work or repair orders back into the business planning schedule
  • Measure and analyse supplier performance in coordination with the Supplier Performance Matrix using the defined metrics and provides the required reports
  • Analyse the root cause of metrics not at target level and work with the SPM and external supplier to develop the necessary action/recovery plans
  • Oversee the progress of manufacturing on the external supplier's site, manage delivery receipts, follow the flow through to reception of articles, manage administrative disputes and organise supplier returns.
  • Organise regular visits to the external supplier's site to hold progress review meetings or to discuss short term performance issues
  • Establish and implement actions plans to limit uncertainties and hazards in the short term horizon and work with the external supplier to shorten production cycles within the supplier's manufacturing process
  • Analyse the impacts of requests for technical modifications and other changes within their scope of activity and implement the action plans after these requests have been validated
  • Manage free issue stock and raw materials with suppliers and operate and use efficiently the information systems used in the Supply Chain: i.e. ERP, Supplier Portal, Lean DNA and the desktop tools

Key skills and experience required for External Material Scheduler job applicant and will not be limited to:

  • A good understanding of the workings of an ERP system and previous experience working within an ERP System particularly material scheduling
  • Production or material scheduling experience in fast paced, high volume industry
  • Risk management experience including reduction and assessment of risks
  • Competent Microsoft user inc Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

To apply for this External Material Scheduler, Material Scheduler, Material Planner candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

Barclay Meade helps bring together top professional staff with hiring employers in a range of sectors.

Learn more about Barclay Meade

Let us find jobs for you