Material Planner

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Portadown, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-06-11

Category: energy

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About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @

We are seeking a talented and innovative Material Planner to join our rapidly expanding heat pump manufacturing team in Portadown, Northern Ireland.
This role will play a major part in shaping the future of our operations, working closely with internal teams to optimise material availability and inventory, and helping to ensure timely delivery of products to our customers.

What you'll do

  • Execute the material planning process by raising purchase orders for materials to satisfy a high-volume production plans.
  • Generate forecasts and manage replenishment planning for parts and materials to ensure specified service levels are met.
  • Source and procure materials from approved suppliers, understanding delivery solutions and timescales.
  • Communicate effectively with cross-functional teams to address material-related issues and optimise processes.
  • Escalate material availability information to stakeholders across multiple departments and ensure production requirements are communicated and prioritised.
  • Work closely with project managers, engineers, and other stakeholders to understand material requirements for ongoing and upcoming projects.
  • Take the lead in communicating material issues by proactive identification, prioritisation, and tracking. 
  • Provide support and expertise in the maintenance and management of the MRP/ERP system.
  • Engage with internal stakeholders in continuous improvement activities within the material planning function and evolve existing processes through continuous improvement tasks; aiming for greater discipline, control and documentation within all functions.
  • Monitor key performance indicators (KPIs) such as forecast accuracy, lead time variance, inventory turnover, stock out rate and on-time in-full delivery, and implement corrective actions as needed.
  • What you'll need

  • Proven experience in material planning or purchasing, preferably in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experienced user of material requirements planning systems / tools
  • Ability to use spreadsheets, databases, shared working environment and other IT programmes. 
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Problem solving skills and knowledge of approaches, tools, techniques for recognising, anticipating, and resolving organisational, operational or process problems.
  • Why else you'll love it here

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
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