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Job Title: Material Planner
Location: Folkestone, Kent
Job type: Full-time, Permanent
Salary: Circa. £32k + benefits


2fawcett is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our client based in Folkstone, Kent. As the Material Planner, you will be responsible for effectively managing a portfolio of suppliers to maintain the availability of stock and working to control and minimise costs within the supply chain.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the purchasing of spare parts for the maintenance department, ensuring the required availability is met in line with deadlines agreed with the suppliers.
  • Analyses the requirements and calculates the optimal quantities to supply at the minimum cost.
  • Manages and adjusts the replenishment criteria required to ensure the availability of stock. Assessing ‘Just in Time’ (criticality, threshold min/max/ safety management, packaging/ reorder points), to ensure that stock is maintained at an appropriate level.
  • Participates in the establishment of framework agreements and management.
  • Research suppliers for items without a source of supply.
  • Liaising with and managing a portfolio of suppliers, with the objective of sustaining long-term availability and reliable lead times.
  • To prepare and issue tender inquiries, compare quoted prices and lead times, and choose a supplier through negotiating the lowest overall cost.
  • Execute orders, chase suppliers and handle any disputes.
  • Evaluates the performance of suppliers based on established criteria and organise quality reviews with suppliers to establish corrective action plans if needed.
  • Alerts the internal clients of the risks of stock-outs to integrate earlier planning and short-term average production.
  • Provides management of records of non-compliance and drives resolution.
  • To estimate, control, and report budgets to ensure they are adhered to.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Experience working in an inventory, procurement, or logistical role.
  • Qualification in inventory management procurement or logistics would be an advantage.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office (Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, SharePoint etc.)
  • Previous experience working with purchasing and computer stock management systems (working with SAP is desirable).
  • The ability to work in an English/French bi-national environment is essential.
  • Being able to speak the French language would be a distinct advantage.


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