Material Planner

Location: Deeside
Job Type: Temp to Perm
Salary: £22,000-24,000
Reference: Aw6
Contact Name: Amy Williams
Expiry Date: 2021-03-23

Material Planner


Deeside / North Wales


Competitive Salary + Benefits (salary is £22-24K per annum)

Hours of work are Monday – Friday from 8am – 5pm 


Role Profile


Ifor Williams Trailers (IWT) is Britain's leading trailer manufacturer, operating at four advanced manufacturing sites across North Wales. The company was established in 1958 and to date has manufactured over half a million trailers.


The wide product range includes Livestock, Horsebox, General Duty, Tipper, Plant, Flatbed, Box Van trailers, Car Transporters, and pick-up Canopies. The customer base is equally diverse, ranging from the agricultural community to the plant and commercial industry and the leisure sector.


The company's philosophy is to manufacture trailers of the highest quality that combine the latest technology with strength, durability, ease of maintenance and value for money.


As IWT look to further enhance their market presence, they are recruiting several Material Planners to manage inventories and ensure that material resources are consistent with production schedules.


Key Responsibilities


Determine material specifications, create and maintain inventory schedules, coordinate with internal departments, and manage external stakeholder relations

Co-ordinate with other departments regarding production goals, timelines, and supplier payments

Tracking production volume and monitoring customer demand patterns and purchasing trends

Scheduling and overseeing the supply and delivery of materials and products

Liaising with customers, suppliers, and distributors

Managing inventory issues, schedule changes, and cancellations

Preparing cost estimates and performance reports

Skills & Experience Required


Preferably a minimum of 12 months experience in a material planning, inventory management or purchasing related position

Knowledge of manufacturing process and supply chain management is desirable as is knowledge of MRP systems

Proficient in MS Office with the ability to input data and extract reports both quickly and accurately

Good communication skills both verbal and written

Strong organisational and time management skills

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a high drive and ability to sort out issues and identify root causes

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