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Materials Controller

  • Location: Norwich
  • Salary: £24000 per annum
  • Job Type:Permanent
  • Sector: Logistics
  • Contact: Monika Svediene
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 01603 615511
  • Job Ref: SF61110
Materials Controller
Salary up to £24,000
We are excited to work with a premier defence equipment manufacturer, renowned for their cutting-edge expertise and nearly 140 years of industry experience. Their commitment to innovation and quality ensures they remain at the forefront of defence technology, providing reliable and effective systems.
About the Role:
My client is looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented Material Controller to join their Supply Chain team. In this key role, reporting to the Supply Chain Manager, you will coordinate deliveries from suppliers and oversee procurement processes. This position demands excellent communication skills to build strong relationships with both suppliers and internal stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Supplier Management: Interpret the company requirement plan and manage supplier order books using the MRP system to ensure seamless manufacturing operations.
  • Order Processing: Process and assess purchase order acknowledgements, ensure on-time deliveries, track shipments, and expedite suppliers as needed.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with the Supply Chain and Planning teams to identify product shortages and facilitate necessary order amendments.
  • Problem Solving: Address delivery delays with urgency, working with suppliers to find effective resolutions to minimize business impact.
  • Relationship Building: Develop and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers at all organizational levels through regular contact.
  • Data Management: Ensure all systems and spreadsheets are updated with accurate order and delivery information.
  • Procurement Support: Assist with entry-level procurement tasks, supported by the Supply Chain Manager and Buyers.
  • Additional Duties: Perform other tasks that align with the role’s scope and nature.
About You:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Excellent communication and influencing abilities to build strong relationships with suppliers and internal teams.
  • Adaptability: Thrive in a fast-paced environment, employing critical thinking and attention to detail.
  • Team Player: Ability to work independently and collaboratively within a team.
  • Technical Proficiency: Skilled in Microsoft Office, especially Excel.
  • Experience: Previous experience in Supply Chain, ideally within a manufacturing environment, is desirable.
  • Work Ethic: Enthusiastic, with a strong work ethic and a willingness to learn.
Physical Demands & Work Environment:
  • Working as part of the wider company team including Programme management, Engineering, QA, Inspection, Stores and Operations.
  • Occasional travel to supplier sites in the UK.
  • Some unsocial working hours may be required from time to time.
  • Working within a strict time, budgetary and quality framework.
This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a prestigious and innovative company. APPLY NOW to become a key player in their mission to deliver world-class defence solutions.