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Material Controller

Ref no. BHN570134
Salary £35,000 - £45,000/annum
Location Surrey, England
Start date ASAP
Job type Permanent
Job status Open

Job summary

You will play a crucial role in my clients supply chain management team, ensuring the seamless flow of materials required for their TRU manufacturing.

Key skills required for this role

Materials controller - Manufacturing/Automotive


My client is looking to add a Materials Controller to their growing team!

Job description


  • Material Identification: Analyse production schedules and forecasts to identify required materials accurately.
  • Procurement Collaboration: Collaborate with the procurement team to ensure contractual agreements are accurately reflected in the ERP system.
  • Supplier Communication: Maintain effective communication with suppliers to convey requirements, monitor delivery status, address concerns, and resolve issues promptly.
  • Supplier Performance Management: Monitor and analyse supplier performance KPIs, addressing any issues or discrepancies in delivery, quality, or pricing.
  • Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process optimisation and cost reduction within the supply chain and actively participate in cross-functional teams to drive improvement initiatives.
  • Inventory Management: Maintain accurate records of inventory levels and stock movements, implementing inventory management processes and strategies to optimise stock levels and minimise excess or obsolete inventory.
  • Logistics Coordination: Lead logistic activities to arrange transportation and delivery of materials on time, resolving any logistics-related issues to minimise costs and improve efficiency.
  • Material Planning: Implement and ensure the accuracy of material planning master data, creating material planning documents such as Call-off and Schedule Agreements.
  • Project Support: Ensure the availability of goods for projects, tracking missing parts, and coordinating with internal teams to meet project deadlines.


  • Degree/Qualification in Supply chain management or related field
  • Proven experience in materials management, procurement or supply chain - ideally from an automotive/manufacturing industry
  • Experience of using ERP systems or supply chain software

Hybrid working: 3 days on site

Salary: up to £45,000 (depending on experience)

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