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Assistant Materials Planner

Company: Accolade Wines    Location: Bristol
Assistant Materials Planner


Salary Circa £22,500 per annum dependent on experience plus excellent benefits and staff wine allowance.

About the role

We have a new opportunity for an Assistant Materials Planner to join our Operations Planning Team at our Accolade Park site close to the M5 near Bristol.

About the location

Accolade Park is the largest bottling plant in the Northern Hemisphere UK Headquarters in Weybridge. In 2015 we were delighted to be the Winners of the World Class Manufacturing award at The Manufacturer MX Awards. Over 500 of our 1700 staff across the world are based here, and enjoy the benefits of a fantastic onsite subsidised, gym, exercise classes, staff wine shop and free parking. In addition there is a bus service from Bristol City Centre and St Andrews train station is nearby.

About Accolade Wines

Drawing on our proud heritage as one of the first wineries established in Australia, Accolade Wines has evolved into a global wine company with some of the worlds best known brands sold in over 130 countries. Today our portfolio comprises of more than 35 wineries and brands from premium regions in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Chile and California. This breadth makes us one of the worlds leading providers of New World premium, commercial and value wines. In the UK our most popular and market leading brands are Hardys, Kumala and Echo Falls, including the exciting recent addition of Echo Falls Vodka seen here on Twitter

About the role - Detail

We work with over 30 suppliers and the Material Planning team ensures the continued supply of dry goods to meet the production schedule. Using JDE as our MRP system, you will be actioning messages driven by the accuracy and integrity of the data you maintain.

Building strong supplier relationships with strong interpersonal skills and ability to communicate to a wide range of stakeholders will be key to your success within the role. You be communicating constantly whether to the rest of the Operations Planning team, Weybridge or suppliers so it is essential that you are comfortable on the phone, in person or via email. You will attending Supplier reviews with the Material Planners as a representative of Accolade Wines providing feedback on supplier performance.

You will be responsible for at least one category within the materials portfolio, including the daily order management, inventory level control and obsolescence through the phase in phase out process and ensuring 100% data compliance

This entry level role requires problem solving and interpretation of multiple data sources and therefore you should be confident in Excel, Word and Powerpoint.

About you

You will be highly accurate with excellent attention to detail and willingness to take responsibility. We are looking for someone with self-confidence who wants to develop their career and are looking for their first opportunity in a manufacturing environment. You should be able to prioritise your workload and use your own initiative to seek improvements and opportunities and a great team player

Ideally you will have experience in a fast paced environment

You will have the flexibility to work out of office hours to accommodate the occasional call with our Australian colleagues and have the ability to travel to our Weybridge site if required.

About the offer

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a fantastic range of benefits including private medical cover, retail discounts, First Bus discounts, a staff wine allowance and even a free pass to Bristol Zoo.

If this sounds like your next role please click on the apply button. The closing date for the vacancy is 18th February 2018, however may close early dependant on the level of applications.

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