Role title: Materials Manager

Salary: Competitive

Location: Estate Road – Grimsby


About the role:

Hilton Seafood is looking for a Materials Manager. Reporting to the Senior Buyer, you will work with Supply Chain , Planning and the Buying teams to manage the systems and processes required to ensure raw materials are available to Operations in line with processing requirements across a variety of Hilton Seafood supply chains


As a Materials Manager some of the responsibilities will be to:

  • Work closely with the Planning Team to ensure all weekly information and requirements are delivered on time.
  • Creating and managing procurement plans with appropriate buyership
  • Manage the daily and weekly in bound Salmon demand
  • Liaising with Supply chain contacts within our supplier
  • Run the weekly Buying/Supply meetings
  • Responsible for agreeing and monitoring shipping plans with key suppliers including lowest cost shipping options
  • Represent Purchasing function in forecasting and planning change programmes
  • Support the Procurement Team in monitoring and assessment of live Contracts
  • With the Buyers responsible for managing the business’s inventory to agreed stock targets and raising issues to relevant buyers and suppliers
  • Manage any production issues, delivery shortages, code changes and PCA/Concession requests.
  • Working with Supply Chain Manager ensure issues with inbound stocks and booking issues are clearly communicated to our storage partners
  • Actively be involved with the buying team, understanding all supply chains.
  • Support the buying team across other functions when they are away from the business/factory sites.
  • Attend as required Company meetings to support work colleagues in other functions- I.E NPD Meetings.
  • Support the Group P & I Procurement Team in monitoring and assessment of KPIs. The main focus will be PPV target, PIP objectives, and Boots on the Ground credentials as agreed with the Procurement Director.

 To succeed as a Materials Manager, we ask that you have the following experience/expertise:

  • Ability to multi- task and work under pressure in a timely and effective way.
  • Sound understanding of inventory management controls and measures
  • Worked with multiple scheduling / IT systems, primarily Sage.
  • Develop , manage and maintain excel spreadsheets.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the NPD process and critical paths to launch
  • Experience of an MRP system and demand planning function, ideally within a food environment.
  • Clear vision of what good looks like within an MRP system..
  • Strong understanding of the supply chain to ensure a working knowledge
  • Sound understanding of inventory management controls and measures
  • Be able to demonstrate that you can gain a working knowledge within the Procurement Teams activities. The potential to become a Subject Matter Expert within your career is essential.  This can be achieved in many ways and will be found within some or all of:
  • Ability to gain Industry knowledge/experience – FMCG/Food/Fish/Protein
  • Continuous gathering and assimilation of specific knowledge of supply chain – from sea and / or primary producer to shelf
  • Continuous professional development.
  • You must develop your negotiation skills.
  • You must have the ability to adapt to the various ways of working and being receptive to IT advances are essential to drive productivity and ease communication – internally and externally.
  • You must be able to work as part of a team as part of your skill set. This will be demonstrated both within the Procurement team and cross function support. 

What you get in return:

On top of working for a fantastic organisation with a family feel and state of the art facilities you will receive a great package with competitive holiday allowance, life assurance of minimum two times yearly salary, opportunities for development and internal promotion, Share save scheme and  free car parking on site .

About us:

We are a company that takes pride in their people as it is our people who are at the centre of everything that we do, if you want to find out more please follow the link below.

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