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Materials Support Manager in York/Manchester, United Kingdom

Materials Support Manager
Location: York/Manchester
Salary: £33,000 per annum to £49,360 per annum


About Northern:

At Northern, we’re creating a brand-new future. Not just for our organisation, but one that will transform the way we all think about rail travel. And if you’re forward thinking, passionate and full of fresh ideas like we are, you could play your part in making it happen. We recently launched our £500m fleet of new, state-of-the-art trains and we’re investing millions more in our existing fleet of trains and on station improvements. All so we can continue to connect thousands of people across the North to work, leisure, education and more every day. Our vision is all about taking them in an exciting new direction, delivering a different kind of travel experience, and introducing new ways of working.

We’re also investing in our people too, and we’re committed to building a business that’s just as diverse as the communities we serve. So whatever your background, and whatever you have in mind for your own future, we think you’ll fit right in here.

About The role:

We are looking to recruit a Materials Support Manager, in this role you will be responsible for structuring and implement all stores procedures, in line with the materials strategy plan and SAP functionality.

You would be reporting into the Materials Planning Manager and provide materials management support to the engineering department, to ensure optimum material prices are achieved via the contracts in place.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage all potential and current approved safety critical suppliers and review when required
  • Provide training and briefs to maximum use is made of the SAP materials control system to ensure maximum use of SAP
  • Understand and adhere to materials budgets
  • Be a representative of Northern in meetings where required
  • Assist with the prediction and forecasting of stock
  • Assist in reducing the value of non-moving stock, whilst ensuring availability and delivering the savings/productivity targets
  • Ensure SAP is maintained and provide KPI’s

About You

We are looking for a highly motivated and driven individual. To fulfil this role your greatest strength will be working as part of a team and maintaining strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.

Applicants should have a strong ability to communicate with various stakeholders in order to ensure parts supply is maintained and solve any problems that occur, to ensure our train service is not impacted. You will be excellent at working as part of a team and convey excellent organisational skills.

You should also be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Show initiative and identify opportunities for improved processes, where necessary
  • Good problem solving skills
  • Good negotiation and interpersonal skills
  • A good understanding of SAP is essential
  • A basic familiarity of traction and rolling stock parts and equipment is essential
  • Knowledge of material and supply chain management
  • Professional qualifications to CIPS level 4 required, level 5 preferred, or working
  • towards
  • Have experience in materials or contract management

In return, you’ll discover brilliant opportunities to grow and progress within Northern. Not to mention amazing perks and benefits like free or discounted travel, employee assistance, generous policies, regular pay reviews and a great pension. We look forward to receiving your application.

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