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Material Controller

Job Title: Material Controller
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 032154
Job Published: December 13, 2019 10:52

Job Description

Material Controller 032154
Organisation - Network Planning and Services
Job - Procurement/Sourcing
Position Type - Full Time
Permanent and Fixed Term Contract Opportunities



Grade: SME0
Salary: Circa £39k
Location: Various locations across London Underground Network  



London Underground is one of the world’s most famous metro systems and is responsible for more than 3.5 million passenger journeys a day. It has 11 lines covering 402km and serving 270 stations. During peak hours, more than 500 trains are in operation.


We have great opportunities for Material Controllers to provide inventory control and expediting for the relevant asset area ensuring all materials required for maintenance, Projects and related functions are delivered on time, keeping inventory levels within targets.


In conjunction with Commercial and LU Engineering you will ensure the performance, safety and cost of the asset base are optimised from a whole life perspective. Undertaking a "can do" culture across the business displaying the right behaviours.


You will also support the Materials Manager in establishing materials management capability to support current and future business requirements.



Key Accountabilities:


Undertake stock control and expediting of designated groups of stock items to ensure optimum holding to meet availability requirements in a timely manner.
Ensure appropriate arrangements are in place to maximise stock availability to meet customer demand.
Ensure all inventory master data is kept up to date.
Develop an expediting system to ensure on time deliveries to meet business demands.
Develop a de-expediting system to support stock optimisation.
Assist with continuous improvement agendas for materials and purchasing activities.
Responsible for ensuring compliance with statutory obligations, operational standards and safety and security risks.
Accountable for being an authentic role model for diversity and inclusion.
Driving positive and progressive change within the team to achieve measurable improvements in diversity and inclusion.
Deliver the end to end approach to Materials Management, in collaboration with LU Commercial and Stakeholders.
Compliance with Materials Management policies, processes and toolkits to facilitate good practice, maximising business benefits and compliance with corporate governance across LU that's scalable to TfL.
Use of appropriate systems to support Materials and Plant Management to deliver process and data efficiencies.

Skills, Knowledge & Experience


All of the below are essential unless stated desirable




Proven ability to communicate with people at all levels, including both external and internal stakeholders, in a positive and consistent manner.
Good business and financial acumen.
Ability to analyse complex data and formulate appropriate plans for improvement.
Proficiency in the use of IT applications. eg. MS Office, Excel


CIPS/IOLT/ARICS qualified or making progress towards becoming a member or equivalent business related qualification.
Good knowledge of procurement and materials management systems including MRP/ERP
Good knowledge of supply chain and procurement processes
Commitment to continuous improvement of the customer experience
Must be business focused with commitment to continuous improvement, performance, reliability and financial efficiency with a "can do attitude".
Knowledge of relevant health and safety legislation, guidance and good practice



Considerable knowledge and experience in a Materials Management function carrying out inventory management
Experience and understanding of supply chain processes
Experience of running MRP/ERP systems
Experience within the transport industry
Equality and Diversity


We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability status.


Application Process


Think carefully about the skills, knowledge and experience in the advert and cover this in your CV and cover letter.


The closing date for applications is Friday 20th December 2019 @ 23:59


We may close this advert early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications. 

Additional Information



Locations and positions available:


Tufnell Park (with regular travel across network) – Permanent
Stratford Market Depot – Permanent
Acton Depot – 4 year Fixed Term Contract
Location – TBC – 2 year Fixed Term Contract

In return for your commitment and expertise, you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow.  Rewards vary according to the business area but mostly include:

Final salary pension scheme
Free travel for you on the TfL network
A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket and interest free loan
29 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
Private healthcare discounted scheme (optional)
Tax-efficient childcare payments
Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
Discounted Eurostar travel

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