Materials Planner - 30k - Antrim - Manufacturing

Job Description

VANRATH are assisting one of Northern Ireland's most recognisable manufacturers with the recruitment of a Material Planner. This is a fast moving and dynamic company seeking to recruit the best N.I Talent.

Hours - Mon-Fri-09:00-17:00

Salary £30,000 + Fantastic Beneifits Package


  • Supplier Relationships: Where designated responsible for leading and co-ordinating supplier relationships and strategy(s) within the designated external supply chain (sources of supply as defined via Category Strategies). Where designated, will lead specific supplier relationships fulfilling the accountabilities of the Procurement Managers and Category Buyers. Responsible for assessing and managing risks of supply for designated suppliers via risk management approach.
  • Cost Management: Ensure inventory levels of procured products supplied by designated suppliers adhere to company policy, ensuring relevant data within the ERP and other relevant procurement systems are maintained to efficiently support such levels. Where designated, responsible for the resolution of cost issues, consulting with Procurement Managers and agrees counter measure(s).
  • Delivery: Where designated, responsible for the delivery performance of suppliers to support company requirements. Consults with Procurement Managers if required and agrees counter measures where supplier performance falls below acceptable standards and parts are provided across multiple category(s).
  • Quality: Where designated, responsible for the quality performance of suppliers. Consults with relevant Procurement and Quality personnel and agrees counter measures where supplier performance falls below acceptable standards. Manages the replenishment process of products returned to the supplier due to non-quality events.
  • Processes and Procedures: Accountable and responsible for ensuring adherence whilst continually improving the company's processes and procedures, maintaining procurement systems to ensure associated KPI's are met and ensuring records are maintained in line with company and regulatory requirements. Manage delivery of business plans compliant with all regulatory and environmental frameworks.


  • 2+ years experience in a material planning, inventory management or purchasing related position, preferably in a manufacturing industry
  • Attention to detail to ensure all your material planning is right first time and on time
  • Has a proven track record in delivering results
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with a hig drive and ability to sort out issues and identify root causes
  • Must be a good team player and be able to provide accurate data with a high level of detail along with the ability to communicate to internal and external stake holders at all levels
  • Proficient in Microsoft office and experience in MRP/ERP systems
  • Understands inventory management techniques


  • 31 days holidays
  • Holiday purchase Scheme - buying up to an extra 3 day's holidays.
  • Health cash plan
  • Free financial advice
  • Access to our Employee Communication and Engagement platform which has 1000's of discounts, instant vouchers, cashback offers with other benefits such as employee reward & recognition, ecards etc
  • Company Life Assurance
  • Pension with Standard Life, you contribute 5% of Gross Pay and company contributes 3% of Pensionable Pay.
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Long Service Awards
  • Free onsite parking

For more infor on this role please contact Phil Doherty @VANRATH