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Materials Manager

If you are a proactive and process led individual looking to take the next step in a managerial role, then we want to hear from you!

This role is integral to Clays and will provide the successful candidate with the opportunity to professionally develop and progress within the business. As manager of the materials team, you will be responsible for guiding the materials team in all aspects, gaining experience across the board on a wide range of tasks and topics. You will also develop supplier management experience liaising and influencing a range of external contacts.  You will report to the Business Systems Director and on the job training will be provided where required.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Day-to-day management and operations of the materials team.
  • Devising appropriate KPIs and ensuring targets are achieved.
  • Maintain appropriate materials stock levels to meet customer and production needs, balancing with commercial implications.
  • Leading improvements in materials control processes and IT systems changes.
  • Liaising with and acting as point of escalation with suppliers.
  • Be key liaison for internal departments managing materials projects, communications and reports.
  • Ensure appropriate business continuity of all materials related processes and knowledge.

About You:

  • A very commercially aware individual, you will have a proven track record of improving results in previous roles.
  • Previous experience in a management role would be an advantage
  • Ideally you will have significant experience managing suppliers in a complex manufacturing environment.

Whilst experience is an advantage, the key consideration for the successful candidate will be a proactive attitude with a desire to manage people and improve processes to deliver positive change.

About Us:

We have been operating for over 200 years, producing some of the most well known and best-selling books in the UK, providing an invaluable service to a range of publishing clients. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic we have remained strong, recruiting throughout and look forward to welcoming you to our business.

Location: Bungay, Suffolk

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