Materials and Inventory Controller

Job Title: Materials and Inventory Controller
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hersham, Surrey
Salary: £15.00 - £21.00 per hour
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 71882-ENGIN-EES_1530547327
Contact Name: Emma Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 02, 2018 17:02

Job Description

Materials And Inventory Controller

A first tier spares organisation that supports Global Operations and Maintenance to a huge Gas and Air company . Support is delivered in the form of, but not limited to, inventory management, stock replenishment, plants Single Point of Contact (SPOC), Bill of Materials (BoM) management, Logistical support, Plant Maintenance shut down, Materials control, setting up new plant store's. All aspects of materials management are controlled through SAP - the ERP system.


The overall objective is to manage the "hard goods" availability. Optimising a balance between the cost of capital tied up in spare parts inventory and minimising down time and mean time to repair. This is achieved by:

*Contributing to the development and application of the sparing strategy
*Building and maintain Equipment Bills of Materials (BoM) in SAP for gas plants and installations
*Determine the correct level of spare parts holding for each plant and the location in which they should be held (Echelon Planning)
*Purchase (or repair) and arrange storage of necessary spare parts
*Manage the spare parts inventory levels, through MRP, to ensure that the required spare parts are available for use in a time frame that meets the business need


*Optimise European spares inventory levels & echelon policy
*Maintaining accurate Bills of Materials (BoM's) in part through locally initiated eMOC's (Electronic Management of Change)
*Execute timely stock replenishment when spares are used through the timely refurbishment of failed equipment and new buy of spares
*Provide training and support in "hard goods" inventory management methods and SAP transactions
*Manage key supplier and procurement relations to ensure call off contracts are valid and current
*Manage stock inventory checks via Cycle and Sample counting
*General data entry and extraction into and from SAP
*Analyse SAP data and co-ordinate mass data updates where required
*Providing emergency breakdown support to the operations and maintenance teams
*Monthly and Quarterly Report writing
*Help to develop, track, monitor and automate (where possible) KPI's for the Materials team
*Providing general admin support to the Plant Support team


*Educated to diploma/degree level or above preferable, ideally in a technical or engineering subject
*Strong commercial acumen
*Excellent report writing and analytical skills
*Excellent administrative skills, with attention to detail is crucial
*Good communication skills - you will be liaising with a wide range of people from all cultures and backgrounds
*Terminology and technical appreciation of operating plant and equipment
*Ability to read and understand engineering drawings and specification of equipment
*A purchasing or supply chain background
*Excellent use of analytical tools plus good IT skills, specifically:
oMicrosoft Office, especially advanced MS Excel (Pivot tables, Macros etc)
oSAP (Materials and Warehousing Module)
oAccess Databases utilising Dynamic Link Libraries (DLL's)
*Good organisational and supervisory skills
*Budgetary management