Senior Planner (FKIN-C24L59)

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  • Vacancy Title
  • Senior Planner (FKIN-C24L59)
  • Company
  • JCB
  • Salary & Benefits
  • Competitive, with benefits
  • Closing Date
  • 03/12/2021
  • Job Description
  • JCB are hiring an Assistant Materials Manager to join our team

    JCB is a truly world class, family owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further than JCB.

    Overview of the role:

    As leader of the exciting and varied JCB Service inventory team, you will be responsible for motivating and energising the team to support JCB customers globally, by managing the inbound supply chain across a suite of suppliers. This includes driving availability by reviewing risk of run-out, issuing schedules to suppliers, tackling overdue concerns, and developing suppliers to better support aftermarket requirements. It’s vital that you can plan, prioritise, and manage supplier escalations effectively.

    You will support urgent customer requirements by working with cross functional teams within JCB, as well as suppliers. This requires the successful candidate to have strong communication skills, combined with the ability to build rapport quickly with a global supplier base.

    JCB aim to provide the industry’s finest customer support and you will be required to ensure that the team maintains regular, high quality communication with the global dealer network. A sense of urgency and a determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for our customers, will be pivotal to your success in the role.

    Operational transformation will drive the success of JCB Service, and as Senior Planner you must be a key change agent in continuous improvement. You will be responsible for identifying opportunities for the team to work more effectively and efficiently, and incorporating new technologies into the ways of working.

    SAP drives our planning activity and the Senior Planner must have, or be able to quickly develop, a good grasp of SAP. Syncron is our forecasting software, and experience using this would be beneficial though not essential.

    The inventory team are measured on targets related to inventory levels, stock-turn, risk of run-out, and arrears. The Senior Planner must be confident in driving these KPIs with the team.

    Your Responsibilities as Senior Planner:

    • Managing a team of at least 7 direct reports
    • Change agent for operational transformation
    • Delivering planning and scheduling of forecast requirements from suppliers
    • Ensuring maintenance of part data quality on forecasting, and lead-times
    • Driving urgent response time to internal Techweb system requirements
    • Management of inventory levels & stock-turn to required targets.
    • Proactive expediting of parts for customer shortages and vehicle off road requirements (VOR)
    • Responding to internal & external escalations on parts deliveries
    • Managing supplier relationships across the team
    • Working with cross-functional teams to deliver the best solution for the customer

    About you:

    • Preferable previous experience in a supply chain or planning environment
    • Highly motivated, and capable of working efficiently and autonomously
    • Experience of driving KPIs
    • Strong relationship management skills
    • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
    • Strong people leadership skills
    • Experience of working with cross-functional teams
    • SAP experience preferred

    What’s in it for you?

    To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company’s healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave.

    JCB: Building a Brighter Future

    JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.

    Recruitment Agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies. 

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