Stadler Rail Service UK Limited (SRS UK) is a subsidiary of Stadler, Switzerland. SRS UK provides a train maintenance service for a growing number of clients in the UK. In the next few years over 100 new Stadler trains will be joining the English railway network which signifies the start of an exciting future for Stadler in the UK.

at our Cardiff Canton TMD we are looking for a

Materials Manager

Your tasks

• Management of material purchasing
• Ensuring that quality of materials purchased is maintained through astute stock and warehouse management
• Delivery of long term material management strategies
• Ensure all such activities are carried out with due regard to safety standards and performance targets, and ensure that a safe working environment is maintained for staff and contractors
• Responsible for the development, maintenance and implementation of stores systems, processes and procedures
• Management of all related contracts and suppliers for the functioning of the depot
• Manage the materials and stores budget for the depot
• Act as direct line manager for direct reports in matters of discipline, sickness monitoring, return to work interviews and personal performance
• Delivery of materials as agreed with the Production Manager / Head of Production
• Performance of the stores with respect to productivity and efficiency, and delivery within agreed budgets
• Liaise with the UK Procurement team on negotiation and management of contracts providing data and support
• Work with the Head of Production , (Shift) Production Managers and Head of Performance to forecast material requirements
• Purchase all local material requirements in accordance with SRSUK purchasing process
• Manage supplier warranty claims
• Ensure materials availability in line with prevalent stocking policy thus just-in-time delivery to meet stock value and stock turnover ratios
• Reconcile daily fuel transactions in liaison with Shift Production Manager or his appointed representative if and as required
• Ensure all suppliers meet company's minimum required specification on acceptable material quality, especially with safety critical parts. Manage overdue materials and parts with suppliers to effectively minimise any delays. Manage additional requirements and parts not normally 'kept in stock'. Ensure process in place to check for non-conforming products
• Constant analysis of re-order levels to nsure optimum material levels are maintained
• Produce periodic management and KPI's reports for UK Head of Procurement and Logisitcs
• Manage the stores personnel to provide a service to Shift Production Managers' requirements and in accordance with the company employment procedures
• Manage stock to ensure that the minimum safety stock is maintained and stock turnover targets are acheived
• Manage the warehouse in accordance with mandatory requirements and good practice
• Management of waste streams and by products from maintenance ensuring they are disposed of in accordance with relevant regulations
• Arrange for prompt repair, replace or recalibration of tools and equipment used for maintenance
• Promote inter-departmental cooperation, maintaining effective communication within all relevant levels of the business, especially internal Production and Technical teams
• Deliver on the job competency assessments, quality inspections, reporting procedures and liaison with necessary stakeholders
Your profile

• Sound knowledge of material supply principles, procedures and practices
• Ability to implement strategies associated with warehouse and stock management
• IT skills in Microsoft Office and other applications used for stock management
• Ability to build personal credibility by demonstrating the organisation's values, building trust and proactively contributing to business success
• Experience of driving organisational change and successful implementation within the business
• Strong customer focus, proven ability to build productive relationships at all levels of the organisation
• Smooth relationships when difficult circumstances prevail and develop a culture of trust both within and outside the team
• Previous experience of team management; possess the aptitude and interpersonal skills in order to further enhance effective team working
• Demonstrable wide ranging business knowledge & experience

• Basic understanding of rolling stock maintenance practices including the requirements and use of materials and parts
• A knowledge of H&S regulations applicable to the railway and the workplace
• Project management skills & experience
• Management experience / supervisor experience
• Working as part of a management team
• Experience of continuous improvement
Our offer

Applicants should be motivated, professional and passionate individuals who are interested in being part of Stadlers journey into the UK market. In return, Stadler can offer a competitive package and an opportunity to join a fast growing worldwide business.

Candidates are required to submit a covering letter and CV detailing how they meet the requirements of the role and relevant experience. If these are not received then your application will not be processed further.
Please note we are only able to accept applications from candidates who are able to work in the UK.

The closing date for this position is Friday 16th July 2021 .

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Stadler Rail Service UK Ltd, Amelia Walsh, Kirkdale Train Depot,
L20 2BN Liverpool
A Company of Stadler Rail Group -