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ERP/Planning Co-Ordinator

Location: West Midlands Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Defence, Engineering Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Olly Nixon

ERP/Planning Coordinator

Location: West Midlands, United Kingdom


Our client is at the forefront of the defence and maritime industry. As a leader in cutting-edge technologies and solutions, they are committed to safeguarding and advancing the security of nations. Their organisation thrives on a culture of excellence, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

Position Overview:

Currently, they are seeking a highly skilled and motivated ERP/Planning Coordinator to join their team in the West Midlands. As an integral part of their organisation, you will play a key role in optimising their Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) processes and coordinating planning activities to ensure the efficient execution of projects within the defence and maritime sector.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete assigned tasks to ensure project completion, meeting agreed time, cost, and quality targets.
  • Solve problems and negotiate manufacturing priorities by actively contributing to production planning meetings and reviews.
  • Collate information from IFS for project reports (i.e. cost to complete, Project plan, sales etc) as required by Project managers.
  • Liaise with Engineering, Projects, and Production regarding priorities & provide updates.
  • Plan, schedule and monitor project activities and orders to establish and communicate priorities for material requirements to Production.
  • Ensure correct loading of engineering structures on to IFS to create accurate manufacturing standards bills of material.
  • Plan picking and kitting activities for current and future production build, in line with Stores and Production resource capacity/limits.
  • To progress and investigate any shop order shortages.
  • Maintain IFS data integrity and develop, test, and implement future business enhancements.
  • Identify the reason for a reject when requested by Production, Engineering or Projects; supporting resolution with the buyer and completing any IFS transactions to enable items to be rejected.
  • Control and monitor all aspects of Project MRP from contract implementation to completion and shipment; including the creation, maintenance, and implementation of netting groups. Progressing PO placement, monitoring delivery dates, production plans and escalating critical shortages.
  • Complete inventory management of parts including product life cycle management, ageing, and obsolescence control.
  • Propose and implement continuous improvement initiatives for new business processes as they are identified.
  • Transfer of inventory between projects and inventory classes to utilise stock and communicate the cost impacts for individual projects.
  • Participate in the stock take and perpetual stock counts.
  • Carry out any other duties as reasonably required by Management.

Qualifications / Skills Required

  • Working knowledge of ERP systems (such as IFS).
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems.
  • An understanding of PMRP and netting groups.
  • Project and materials management experience.
  • An understanding of complex multi-level BOM's.
  • An understanding of project costing, standard costing, and cost to complete reports.
  • An understanding of a product development process in either a business or Engineering environment.
  • Implement change management for program planning.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with personnel at all levels of the organisation.
  • Ability to liaise with both internal and external customers and key stakeholders.
  • Ability to work effectively and achieve targets in a fast-paced, continuously changing environment.
  • Ability to create and maintain processes and action training in new processes for relevant personnel.
  • Critical path analysis skills, with the ability to analyse schedules and develop viable action plans.
  • Good analytical skills.
  • A high level of self-motivation.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to promote and encourage a culture of teamwork.
  • Ability to influence others to ensure their agreement.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • PC literate in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Project, Access, and Excel.

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