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The Role & Key Responsibilities

Job Title: Raw Material Controller

Location: Melmerby, North Yorkshire, UK

Shift: Monday to Friday – Onsite – 37.5 hours per week

Are you looking for a hands-on role where you can be part of a friendly team in a growing business where we can offer training, support, and development as well as attractive benefits and a great work life balance.  If so, join our team today!

An exciting opportunity has risen in the supply chain team at our AB Neo site located in Melmerby, we are looking for a strong team player with effective communication skills to ensure the effective control of raw material ordering.

What you'll be doing - not limited to

  • Calculate material demand to meet daily production requirements, within minimum stock parameters.
  • Ensure accurate planning parameters are reflected in our IT/MRP systems and regularly review to ensure optimum materials inventory holding on site.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders to forecast, plan, and facilitate timely delivery of materials to site, in full, avoiding disruption to production.
  • Raise and issue purchase orders (contract & non-contract) to suppliers.
  • Management of imports, exports registration requirements such as preferential origin analysis and Long-Term Supplier Declarations (LTSD)
  • Ensure optimum daily stock levels of each material are achieved.
  • Monitor daily variances and potential stock outs, investigating and troubleshooting issues to resolution, reflecting changes in the IT System.
  • To be responsible for contract administration tasks as directed by the Procurement & Planning Manager.
  • Assist with material position and risk reporting, based on sales forecast and procurement strategy.
  • Create great relationships with stakeholders, engage them with category management processes to deliver the outcomes we need.
  • Ensure any problems with the quality of material are dealt with by the supplier, with support from the Quality and Technical team.
  • Work with the Central Finance teams to investigate and resolve any supplier invoice queries on a timely basis. Be proactive in minimizing invoice queries when placing fixings and arranging haulage.

What you'll bring:

  • A-Levels or vocationally qualified with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, or willingness to learn with a growth mindset.
  • Great organisation skills, comfortable with handling multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
  • Skilled with ERP software (such as MS AX, Infor M3), Excel, PowerPoint, Word, MS office applications.
  • Previous experience of materials planning ideally in the manufacturing environment (Desirable)
  • Team player with a positive, friendly, and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Role modelling the AB Neo & AB Agri values.
  • Good communication & interpersonal skills.
  • Able to build relationships with suppliers & stakeholders.

Additional Information:

  • Please note that the site is in a rural area with little or no access to public transport, therefore a Full Valid Driving Licence is essential.
  • You will be required to work onsite five days per week.
  • Additionally, please be aware that this facility operates as a working mill/factory spanning three separate floors, involving numerous stairs and elevated areas.


About The Company

Rewarding your passion

When you join us, you'll do meaningful work and be rewarded fairly for it. From annual salary reviews and incentive bonus, ongoing career development and enhanced family, financial and wellbeing benefits – these are just some of the ways we reward you - from day one. 

About us 
We are AB Neo a specialist business bringing together the expertise of four successful companies with the aim of revolutionising nutrition for all neonates.  Bring your talents to AB Neo and play your part in producing affordable, high quality and responsible food for the growing global population.

We’re part of AB Agri, the agricultural division of Associated British Foods (ABF plc) and we’re passionate about feeding the world responsibly and affordably by making quality animal feed, creating nutrition and technology-based products, and offering data services for the agri-food industry.  What sets us apart is how we delight our customers - and that’s because of great people like you.  People with different life experiences who share common values. Together we’re building a fair, innovative and inclusive culture. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we’re committed to ensuring our application and recruitment processes work for everyone so if you need any additional support (like alternative formats for your application, bringing a support dog to the offices, a sign language interpreter - or anything else) just let us know.

Application Notes

We hope you feel that AB Agri is somewhere you can thrive and so we’d love to hear from you. We get a lot of applications for our roles and sometimes need to close the process early so register your details and upload your CV via our careers website as soon as you can – it will only take a few minutes.

When you do, we’ll ask you some equal opportunities questions just to ensure our recruitment process is inclusive – or show us areas we can improve. This information is anonymised, separate from your application and is never seen by the hiring panel. You can choose not to answer these questions and this won’t affect your application.

Apply today or contact our recruitment team for more information.

Agencies and media sales

AB Agri group politely requests no contact from recruitment agencies or media sales. We don’t accept speculative CVs from recruitment agencies nor accept the fees associated with them.

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Closing Date:
19 May 2024