Supply Chain Planner/Expeditor

Basic Overview
Salary: £25000 – £28000/annum Holidays, Pension etc
Job Type: Full Time / Permanent
Minimum Salary: 25000.00
Maximum Salary: 28000.00
Job Location: Wigan, Greater Manchester

We are currently looking for a Supply Chain Planner/Expeditor to join a specialist automation company based in Hindley Green.

Salary is c£25-28,000 per annum plus 26 days holiday and bank holidays, pension and large company benefits.

The Responsibilities for the Planner/Expeditor

Reporting to the RMO Production Manager.

As a planner / expeditor you will play a crucial role in ensuring the complex requirements of the Residential Make Operation (RMO) are fulfilled or surpassed.
Analysing customer orders, and the scheduled build plan, and providing support for the RMO team to offer outstanding customer Service.
Responsible for expediting BOM requirements with both internal and external supply partners.
Monitoring build plan achievement and resource plan availability.

Key Tasks

Assess the scheduled period delivery requirements against the build plan requirements and take proactive action to minimise material shortage situations – liaising closely with suppliers and SCM.
Review and deal with material shortages as and when they arise. Never accept poor service or tardy delivery promises.
Develop, improve and produce the Resource Planner on time every month.
Monitor, analyse and report on RMO achievement to Plan and unplanned requirements – Monthly
Advise any material shortages to RMO for amendment of the build plan to avoid disruption and maximise productive assembly and build of all products. Advise customer service of any issues to expected availability dates, and the nature of any slippages.
Regularly review and manage component target stock to ensure optimum availability.
Question / confirm and update (where necessary or applicable), the weekly delivery schedules with the supply base in order to meet internal lead times against production plans.
Conduct effective and assertive expediting to a senior level if required, to achieve delivery prior to requirement.
Identify the root causes of any line shortages and communicate these to the RMO production team and Residential SCM planning team. Advise on preventative actions to avoid reoccurrence (e.g. develop supplier, suggest and help implement new processes with the supplier to achieve regular / timely delivery of parts to RMO). Act as the conduit between RMO and SP to develop / improve supplier effectiveness.

The Requirements for the Planner/Expeditor


Excel literate, Use of Pivot tables, formulas, lookups etc.
SAP literate or an alternative ERP/MRP System
Supply Chain Management experience.
Must possess strong interpersonal and communication skills, leadership skills and successful process improvement background.
Self-manage, initiative, self-motivated, multi-tasking, able to prioritise.
Problem solving and decision-making skills

Personal attributes

Conscientious and good work ethic.
Have integrity and respect for all.
Honest, diligent, attention to detail, methodical, organized, self-motivated,
Team player, reliable, ability to self-manage


Adhere to Company policies and procedures relating to Health and Safety, Environment, Quality Management and Human Resources.
Embrace and Engage with the Growth Mindset ethos of working in a global Company. We want everybody to be the best that they can possibly be and to develop themselves, their teams, and their colleagues all day, every day.
The above list is not exhaustive and is subject to review. The post holder may be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope and level of the role, providing that it is safe for them to do so.

To apply for the role of Planner/Expeditor please call Rebecca at GPW or press APPLY NOW