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Associate Materials Specialist

  • Job Function: Manufacturing
  • Experience Level: Experienced
  • Posted Date: 12/13/2017 1:50:17 PM
  • Job #: 3040157
  • Location(s): United Kingdom; Leicester

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GE is the world’s Digital Industrial Company, transforming industry with software-defined machines and solutions that are connected, responsive and predictive. Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, GE delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.

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BHGE helps its customers acquire, transport and refine hydrocarbons more efficiently, productively and safely, with a smaller environmental footprint and at lower cost per barrel. Backed by the digital industrial strength of GE, the company deploys minds, machines and the cloud to break down silos and reduce waste and risk, applying breakthroughs from other industries to advance its own.

With operations in over 120 countries, the company’s global scale, local know-how and commitment to service infuse over a century of experience with the spirit of a startup – inventing smarter ways to bring energy to the world.

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Role Summary:
An opportunity has arisen to join an integral function within a global fulfilment organization. The Material Planner will be responsible for driving material requirements to satisfy internal and external demand in line with production capabilities and capacity. The successful candidate will play a fundamental role in optimising supply vs. demand to minimise inventory exposure and risk whilst maximizing the customer experience in accordance with business expectations.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Material requirement and demand planning for a range of products and components both internally manufactured and externally sourced.
  • Work cross functionally with purchasing and production teams to expedite and de-expedite production orders and sourced material to support on time delivery in line with actual demand.
  • Managing inventory value, days on hand and turns for WIP, SMI & finished goods.
  • Manage planned obsolescence, controlling last time build, service requirements and stock at sub-sids.
  • Make strategic planning adjustments to balance demand vs. supply and to facilitate a total replenishment lead time in line with market expectations.
  • Daily execution of MRP action messages and review of missing parts.

  • Material planning/production scheduling experience.
  • Experience of working with MRP systems (SAP knowledge preferred), spread sheet and database software.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the confidence to engage with peers and stakeholders at various levels to achieve the best outcome for the business.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, priorities workloads, and respond to urgent requirements in a timely manner.
  • Self-motivated and proactive.

Applications from job seekers who require sponsorship to work in the UK are welcome and will be considered alongside all other applications. However, non-EU/EEA candidates may not be appointed to a post if a suitably qualified, experienced and skilled EU/EEA candidate is available to take up the post, as the employing body is unlikely, in these circumstances, to satisfy the Resident Labour Market Test. For further information please visit the UK Border Agency website:

Locations: United Kingdom; Leicester

GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation.  GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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