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Material Planner

Warrington, United Kingdom

Flex is the diversified manufacturing partner of choice that helps market-leading brands design, build and deliver innovative products that improve the world. 

We believe in the power of diversity and inclusion and cultivate a workplace culture of belonging that views uniqueness as a competitive edge and builds a community that enables our people to push the limits of innovation to make great products that create value and improve people's lives. 

A career at Flex offers the opportunity to make a difference and invest in your growth in a respectful, inclusive, and collaborative environment. If you are excited about a role but don't meet every bullet point, we encourage you to apply and join us to create the extraordinary.

Job Summary

We are looking for a new Material Planner colleague to be based in Warrington.

What a typical day looks like:

  • Control stock levels in relation to product support lifecycles
  • Minimize “stock outs” to meet customer performance delivery targets
  • Manage and minimize excess stock to  target  levels  by  identifying  and  managing  the  safety  stock  levels  for  each commodity
  • Select best method of forecasting and recommend purchases to achieve optimum inventory levels
  • Issue, monitor and report accuracy for vendor forecasts
  • Identify and report both internally and externally risk associated with product portfolio.

The experience we are looking to add to the team:

  • At least GCSE level qualification
  • Some experience working in a planning role and in the usage of forecasting systems, such as Xelus
  • A good understanding of business processes particularly relating    to    service    parts    planning,    supply    chain optimisation, repair operations and reverse logistics
  • High level of IT literacy including advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills & good eye for detail to ensure data accuracy
  • Eligibility to work in the UK

Here are a few examples of what you’ll get for the great work you provide:

  • Continuous training tailored to your role and skill set
  • 33 days holidays inclusive of bank holidays per annum
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • Pension and life assurance scheme
  • Funding, Education, Study and Training scheme – employees can apply for £250/year which aids their development such as gym membership, language classes
  • Flexible working hours
  • Hybrid working
  • Great team and work environment, a truly international workplace
  • Supportive and flexible culture
  • Challenging assignments
  • Charity of the year and volunteering opportunities in the local community
  • Employee Assistance Program


Place of work: Warrington

Please note that our recruitment team is based in Hungary and therefore you may be called by an international number. (+36...)



Job Category

Global Procurement & Supply Chain

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