Head of Material Control – Aerospace, Defence

  • Job Reference: N6030-629A
  • Date Posted: 7 February 2018
  • Location: Marlow
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Executive Positions, Government & Defence, Manufacturing Operations, Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Anne Hartley
  • Email: info@gregory-martin.com
  • Telephone: 01252 710215

Job Description

Head of Material Control – Aerospace, Defence


Our client is a highly successful global aerospace company, they are looking for a Head of Material Control. The position will report to the VP Operations & Supplier Management, Operations. The team consists of 30 people with 5 Senior direct reports (SIOP, Planning Manager, Warehouse Manager and Logistics Manager). This is a multi-site role to oversee Master Production Scheduling and Inventory Planning processes to ensure effective management of the order book through to production and delivery. To build a high performing Material Control team through targeted recruitment, training and development of personnel. Develop and manage a high-quality supply chain capable of supporting the needs of the business unit with regards to cost, quality, and delivery and Inventory improvements. 


As Head of Material Control your skills and qualifications will ideally include: 

Solid previous experience working as a planner, scheduler, or inventory controller, materials manager within a technology company (ideally mechanical/aerospace).

Experience developing and leading materials organisation in a low volume high mix environment.

Previous experience working in a similar role Head of Materials.

Multi-site experience.

SIOP management experience.

Bachelor’s degree in business, Operations, Supply Chain or related field.

MRP experience.

Six Sigma / Continuous Improvement experience.

Prior material control and analyst experience in a matrix organization.

Project management experience.

Shop floor layouts.

Coaching and people management.

Experience developing and transforming production planning and control organization.

Prior experience as a planner, scheduler, production controller or buyer.

Understand standard enterprise resource planning (ERP) and MPS.

Operations or manufacturing engineering.

APICS and/or NAPM affiliation desired; certification preferred (CPIM, CPM).  


Keywords: Material Control, Planning, Inventory, Logistics, Six Sigma, Continuous Improvement, APICS, NAPM, CIPM, CPM, MRP, Aerospace, Mechanical, Defence.


Head of Material Control – Aerospace, Defence

Salary:  Competitive plus bonus, car allowance, excellent benefits

Location:  Marlow, Buckinghamshire