Material Planner

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Material Planner


Hybrid working  

The Role:

As part of the Inventory, Deployment and Reverse Logistics team, we are seeking a Material planner who will be responsible for the medium-term material plan to ensure material availability. 

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Responsible for the medium-term material plan to ensure material availability
  • Liaise with the forecast and call-off teams to highlight and resolve potential material shortages
  • Manage inventory issues that have resulted from changes to the build schedule or from supply challenges
  • Review the supply and demand data to make recommendations regarding stock levels
  • Support the inventory team with identifying opportunities to reuse excess stock
  • Liaise with the warehouse manager to track warehouse inventory accuracy
  • Where necessary support principal contractor and supplier audits
  • Support the logistics team in the identification and resolution of system data issues 
  • As required support data cleansing activities of an internal IT project enhancing the functionality of the ERP tool
  • Challenge the status quo, keep abreast of the external market and use this to drive improvements, continuous improvements and learning

What we are looking for:

  • Experienced material planner or similar role
  • Ability to investigate and identify corrective actions
  • Understanding of the financial impacts of inventory and inventory movements
  • Knowledge of continuous improvement techniques and experience of implementing improvement activity

MBNL – building strength through inclusion

At MBNL we embrace equality, diversity and inclusion.  People are at the heart of everything we do and collectively we strive to create an environment where everyone can flourish.  By fostering an inclusive environment, we are championing each other’s uniqueness. 

Inclusion & Diversity within MBNL will unlock innovation and continue to evolve how we work, to help us deliver world class infrastructure for our Shareholders and their customers.

We will work creatively to offer flexible working arrangements, (like non-standard hours, part-time, remote working). We want to support you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.


MBNL are proud recipients of the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award, and Disability Confident accredited.


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