Materials Planner Ref# V-32641-5

  • South East, West Sussex, UK
  • £30000 - £36000 per annum
  • Permanent
  • V-32641-5

Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where you keep production running smoothly?

If so, then this MaterialsPlanner role is perfect for you!

Holt Executive are partnered with a leading electro-optics design and manufacturing business, who are seeking a MaterialsPlanner to join their team in West Sussex.

The Materials Planner will be responsible for the entire production process ensuring everything runs efficiently and on time. You’ll translate sales orders into clear production requirements, working closely with the supply chain team to source materials and meet customer deadlines.

Key Responsibilities for the Materials Planner:

  • Analyse sales order details to generate clear production requirements and comprehensive planning schedules.
  • Determine purchasing and production needs to meet deadlines and budget constraints for each project.
  • Plan overall production requirements for multiple projects while ensuring efficiency.
  • Organising kitting for shop-built assemblies ensuring kits are in a suitable state for manufacture.
  • Collaborate with the supply chain team to secure necessary components for production.
  • Track purchase progress and ensure timely acquisition of materials.
  • Organising delivery documentation ensuring all customer order requirements are met.
  • Liaise with production and engineering teams to address manufacturing procedures and troubleshoot issues.
  • Assist with the planning of the internal Machine Shop.
  • Prepare cost-to-date and cost-to-complete reports for accurate project budgeting.
  • Assist with the generation of new procedure, methods, and flow diagrams for the MRP system.
  • Ensure that all documentation adheres to BS EN9001 quality standards.

Key Skills and Experience for the Materials Planner:

  • Ability to read manufacturing drawings is required.
  • Experienced in the use of ERP/MRP systems.


  • Ideally HNC qualified or equivalent in Engineering, Manufacturing or Production.
  • Previous experience of production control in a highly regulated environment with electro-mechanical equipment is highly desirable.
  • A background in an engineered to order/build to order production environment is desirable.

 Company Benefits:

  • 37.5 hour working week and lunchtime finishes on a Friday.
  • 28 days annual leave.
  • Christmas closure.
  • Employee Help@Hand Service gives you and your family access to 4 key services including remote GP service, second opinion, mental health pathway service, and physiotherapy consultations.
  • Life Assurance Policy, including Bereavement Counselling and Probate Helpline.
  • Company Share Incentive Plan and Save as You Earn Scheme.
  • Wellbeing initiatives, including access to the Aviva Wellbeing App and the addition of mental health support for all employees plus regular activities across all sites to support and promote well-being.
  • Employee discounts scheme (including access to an additional wellbeing hub).
  • Excellent Learning & Development opportunities.

If your skills and experience match this Materials Planner opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to

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