Material Planning Lead

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Location: Norfolk, UK
Department: Supply Chain
Salary: Competitive
Type: Full Time


As our Material Planning Lead within supply chain you will encompass planning and execution of material supply including managing MRP processes, Purchase Order creation and expediting of supply.

Leading a small team, you will ensure Purchase Orders are raised in a timely manner, delivery dates are confirmed, and material supplied to support Mirus requirements. Additionally, you will manage inventory and Safety Stocks of raw material to support Operations and Sales. The Material Planning Lead will work with colleagues to ensure freight is managed using cost effective and efficient processes.

You will need to engage constructively with colleagues across the Business to understand and mitigate supply risks and develop a plan which has buy-in from key stakeholders across the business, including Executive Management.


  • Developing appropriate planning parameters within the ERP / MRP system to procure raw materials efficiently. This will consider supply risk, lead-time, efficient ordering quantities and the development of an effective inventory policy.
  • Working effectively with key supply chains in Asia to minimise the total cost of supply to Mirus.
  • Ensuring data in ERP is maintained effectively. Developing and improving on KPI’s to monitor material availability, inventory and the effectiveness of the supporting systems.
  • Expediting material supply as required and working effectively with Category Buyers to create robust recovery plans and sustainable improvements in future part availability.
  • Establishing a dynamic stock control process which supports internal build requirements but projects the business from excess stock procurement.
  • Working with Buyers to create processes to ensure Development (NPI) part supply is robust.
  • Understanding and manage supplier capacity to ensure supply risks are identified and managed. Takes proactive measures to address risks before they impact supply.
  • Maintaining effective and positive working relationships within Supply Chain and across the business.
  • Other activities necessary to ensure the Supply Chain group delivers its objectives.


  • Experience in purchasing, supply chain, materials control, logistics and expediting
  • Experience working within either a manufacturing or engineering industry
  • Experience of operating within both a development and a serial production environment
  • Strong understanding of business ERP and MRP ordering systems
  • Highly analytical and IT literate (primarily with MS Excel) with an understanding of ERP systems in a manufacturing business.
  • Understanding of Logistics and Incoterm
  • Able to contribute to S&OP meetings across the wider business to ensure Supply Chain are embedded in this process.
  • Experience of working with Microsoft Dynamics BC ERP systems is preferred although training will be given as required.
  • Any experience in operating within an automotive or aerospace business is desirable but not essential

Interpersonal & Communication skills

  • Excellent teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to communicate and influence at all levels both internally and externally
  • Ability to foster excellent relationships with suppliers and internal colleagues.
  • Excellent attention to detail – able to use data to inform decisions and constructively challenge colleagues.


Founded in 2015, Mirus Aircraft Seating Ltd has grown rapidly to become a leading aircraft seating OEM, with operations in the UK, Malaysia and China.   We seek excellence at every step, from conception to delivery and beyond.


“Excellence is to do a common thing in an uncommon way, by those who dare to challenge the accepted norm.”

Ben McGuire, Chief Executive Officer

We believe form, function, innovation, sustainability, and the best possible passenger experience are all mutual cornerstones of success when putting pen to paper on a new design and delivering to our airline customers.

Along with our proven record of delivering large and small scale OEM and airline retrofit programs to some of the biggest names in the industry, we are committed to bringing the highest quality seating and unparalleled service to our customers.


  • Pension – up to 8% contribution (4% Employee/ 4% Employer)
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • An additional day off on or around your birthday
  • Christmas shut down
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Long Service Award
  • Agile working – flexibility around start and finish times in line with our policy
  • Early finish on a Friday
  • Training and development – Support, coaching and guidance from a team of industry leading renowned specialists
  • Generous Family Friendly Benefits
  • Company Sick Pay Scheme
  • SimplyHealth – helps cover every day healthcare costs such as eye tests and dental check ups, as well as providing mental health support and access to GP services
  • Social events throughout the year
  • Free on-site parking
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