Materials Manager - Leicester 100%

Materials Manager - Leicester 100%

  • location Leicester, Great Britain
  • pie 100%
  • pie Open-end
Stadler has been building trains for over 80 years. Thanks to our innovation, strength, flexibility and reliability, we are a leading manufacturer of rail vehicles today. Around 13,000 employees work at several production and engineering sites and at over 70 service locations in Europe, North America and North Africa.

Stadler Rail Service UK Limited (SRS UK) is a subsidiary of Stadler. SRS UK provides a train maintenance service for a growing number of clients in the UK. In the next few years over 150 new Stadler trains will be joining the UK Rail Network which signifies the start of an exciting future for Stadler in the UK. Our current depot locations are in Cardiff, Glasgow, Liverpool, Newcastle and Norwich offering a wide scope of opportunity for someone looking to develop a career in the UK Rail Industry.

We are looking to recruit a Materials Manager on a full-time permanent basis who will be based within a 50 mile radius of Leicester/Loughborough. The role will report into the Head of Supply Chain and Logistics – UK. You will require sound knowledge of material supply principles, procedures and practices, a basic understanding of traction and rolling stock and an understanding of rolling stock maintenance practices.

Your Tasks and Responsibilities

Main Goals:
• Lead and manage the materials handling team, providing the business with the contractual levels of performance including but not limited to; Safety, Reliability, Train Presentation, Availability on a 24-7 basis
• Support the business in ensuring tools and materials are available at the point of use to allow the business to provide trains as and when necessary, at all times meeting all criteria in the areas of product and people safety, reliability, environment and train presentation (interior & exterior as required). Ensuring industry, engineering and production best practice and standards, and at least as a minimum the contract requirements
• Provide robust leadership and management through a base professional production delivery know-how and competency, people and product safety culture, coupled with a continual improvement mind-set and client and end-user focused attitude. Must be able to act independently and set their own priorities while contributing to the Company's KPI's and values.

• Management of material purchasing
• Ensuring that quality of materials purchased is maintained through astute stock and warehouse management
• Delivery of long term fleet material management strategies
• Ensure all such activities are carried out with due regard to safety standards and performance targets, and ensure that a safe working environment is maintained for staff and contractors
• Responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of stores systems, processes and procedures
• Management of all related contracts and suppliers for the functioning of the depot
• Manage the materials and stores budget for the depot
• Act as direct line manager for direct reports in matters of discipline, sickness monitoring, return to work interviews and personal performance
• Delivery of materials as agreed with the Production Manager / Head of Production
• Performance of the stores with respect to productivity and efficiency, and delivery within agreed budgets
• Liaise with Procurement Manager on negotiation and management of major contracts
• Work with the Head of Production, (Shift) Production Managers and Head of Performance to forecast material requirements
• Purchase all material requirements
• Manage supplier warranty claims
• Ensure materials availability in line with prevalent stocking policy thus just-in-time delivery to meet stock value and stock turnover ratios
• Reconcile daily fuel transactions in liaison with Shift Production Manager or his appointed representative
• Ensure all suppliers meet company's minimum required specification on acceptable material quality, especially with safety critical parts.
• Constant amendment of re-order levels to eliminate shortages to bill-of-material issues
• Produce periodic management reports and information for appropriate colleagues
• Manage the stores personnel to provide a service to Shift Production Managers' requirements and in accordance with the company employment procedures
• Manage slow moving items to ensure that the minimum safety stock is maintained
• Manage the warehouse in accordance with mandatory requirements and good practice

• Take a leading role in the development of a Warehouse and Stock Management Systems
• Ensure the suite of procedures and processes support a user friendly, accessible and visible system compliant with relevant standards
• Provide weekly, monthly & quarterly reports regarding contract specific performance regime agreements, and ensure targets are achieved
• Support the development and implementation of standards and procedures in accordance with legal, legislative and moral obligations of Stadler
• The above description only serves as a characterization of activities, and is not an exhaustive list. The job holder is therefore expected to also perform all other relevant work they are asked to do, within reason.

What Are We Looking For?

• Attained or working towards a professional qualification in materials management, logistics and/or supply chain management.
• Sound knowledge of material supply principles, procedures and practices
• Ability to implement strategies associated with warehouse and stock management
• IT skills in Microsoft Office and other applications used for stock management
• Ability to build personal credibility by demonstrating the organisation's values, building trust and proactively contributing to business success
• Experience of driving organisational change and successful implementation within the business
• Strong customer focus, proven ability to build productive relationships at all levels of the organisation
• Smooth relationships when difficult circumstances prevail and develop a culture of trust both within and outside the team
• Previous experience of team management; possess the aptitude and interpersonal skills in order to further enhance effective team working
• Demonstrable wide-ranging business knowledge & experience
• To put business needs first with the ability to be flexible on time / travel

• Basic understanding of rolling stock maintenance practices including the requirements and use of materials and parts
• A knowledge of H&S regulations applicable to the railway and the workplace
• Project management skills & experience
• Management experience / supervisor experience
• Working as part of a management team
• Experience of continuous improvement

What We Can Offer You?

• Salary range: £40,000 - £45,000
• 40-hour working week, Monday – Friday.
• 25 annual leave days.
• Defined contribution pension scheme with Scottish Widows. Auto-enrolment at 4% matched the contribution rate with the option to increase up to 10% which remains.
• Enhanced Maternity Policy.
• Enhanced Paternity Policy.
• Cycle to Work Scheme
• Company paid membership of cashback health plan with Health Shield.

I am happy to help

Should you have any questions about the position or recruitment process, please do not hesitate to contact us. Apply Information for applicants

David Curtis


Our benefits

We care about the health of our employees. That's why we offer company paid membership to a Cash Back health plan with Healthshield. We also offer a Cycle to Work Scheme.

We provide all the tools, hardware and other resources needed to do the job.

The development and growth of our employees is important to us. We offer training and development opportunities through on the job training and career path advancement. Depending on individual and department interests, we offer training and tuition reimbursement.

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