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Material Planning Analyst

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Location: Shrewsbury, SHR, United Kingdom
Date Posted: Aug 26, 2019

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Job Description


Title: Material Planning Analyst
Salary Range: £25,000 to £30,000
Location: Shrewsbury
Benefits: 25 Days Annual Leave
               10% Bonus
               Free Parking
               Share Scheme

For more than 85 years, Caterpillar has been building the world’s infrastructure and, in partnership with our network of Cat® dealers worldwide, has helped drive positive and sustainable change on every continent. We are a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwide to serve and support our customer base, and respond quickly to their needs.

Caterpillar Defense is responsible for the marketing, sales, project management and logistic support of Caterpillar diesel engines and transmissions to military and naval customers globally. The company offers power solutions to the manufacturers and operators of combat and logistic vehicles, naval propulsion systems along with land and ship-based electrical power generation systems.

A new position has become available for a Material Planning Analyst within our manufacturing facility at Shrewsbury.


• As a Material Planning Analyst, you will collaborate with suppliers to ensure execution to planned orders and schedules
• Resolves issues with suppliers to ensure material availability for facility production
• Work with a cross functional team including operations, quality and purchasing to support
facility production and point of use material availability
• Ensures alignment of facility inventory accuracy and inventory systems planning parameters with the plan for every part to maintain planning integrity
• Ensure timely delivery of materials to the facility
• Supplier collaboration to meet facility production plans
• Utilize root cause corrective actions to resolve supplier performance issues
• Analyse established parts schedules and production requirements
• Convert requirements into appropriate piece parts
• Requisition materials and regulate inventory levels

•  Manage and perform supplier scheduling and implementation of engineering changes for the efficient manufacture of products and components
• Support supply chain performance efforts by monitoring and tracking supplier performance metrics
• Deliver improvements in point of use material availability
• Provide Material Planning expertise to facility functions in support of improving demand variability, forecast credibility and usability for production planning


Candidates need to demonstrate the following attributes:

• Knowledge of production scheduling and material requirements planning
• Experience of using MRP systems
• Knowledge and/or experience in material control, purchasing or logistics
• Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma / Lean principles
• Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
• Excellent interpersonal, teamwork, organization and communication skills
• Good PC Skills are essential, able to use MS Excel to intermediate standard or higher

Demonstration of the following attributes would be advantageous:

• College or university degree, or equivalent, preferably in Supply Chain and/or Logistics (Desired)
• APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification (Desired)
• Knowledge and experience of QAD ERP System (Desired)
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Aug 26, 2019


United Kingdom