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Connecting Talent to opportunity

Materials Controller


Job Description:

Orion are proud to partner with a leading Engineering and Manufacturing client in the heart of West Sussex who are looking to add a Materials Controller to their rapidly growing team!


I am seeking an experienced Material Controller who can take accountability of the client’s materials management activities, ensuring delivery against agreed budgets and performance objectives.


The Remuneration & Benefits for the Material Controller include:

  • Salary between £35,000-£45,000
  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • 25 days leave plus the statutory public holidays
  • 10 days paid sickness in a 52-rolling period.
  • Pension scheme
  • AXA Health Private Medical Health scheme
  • Medi Cash – Claiming back a % towards glasses, dental checkups etc.
  • Bupa Dental
  • Eye Test Vouchers
  • Car Leasing scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme.

 The Material Controller will be responsible for:

  • Preparation, validation and scheduling of purchase orders to achieve appropriate level of material availability
  • Working alongside the Production Planning team, schedule material in to support the build plan, and at the same time maintain optimal inventory levels
  • Broad range of supply chain skills focused on: Negotiation, technical understanding, supplier management and risk management.
  • Create robust recovery plans for suppliers that are in back log of deliveries


Experience and skills needed to be the appointed Material Controller will be:


  • Understanding of MRP systems
  • Previous experience in a manufacturing and supply chain environment
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, and the ability to work effectively with teams
  • Self-motivated with a can-do attitude
  • Flexible approach to work


  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Manufacturing