Leading UK Manufacturer of Caravans and Motorhomes

About Us

Materials Management, Planning and Logistics



Materials Management, Planning and Logistics


Main Purpose of the job

To be the Board level primary strategic manager with regard to the company’s internal and external materials management, planning and logistics functions

Establish short, medium and long term strategic materials management, planning and logistics plans and ensure that appropriate resources are made available to support the achievement of the requirements of our internal and external customers with regard to quality, responsiveness and costs

Implement and maintain world class MRP processes integrated across the whole organisation

To drive efficiency improvements throughout the materials management, planning and logistics across the whole business within agreed and demanding timescales

Lead the company’s approved capacity improvement project alongside fellow team members and group personnel

This critical leadership role will devote a significant amount of time to leadership, management and development of the departments’ staff


Elevate and then sustain the standard of the materials management, planning and logistics functions within both our suppliers and our own business

Ensure that we optimise standards by developing robust and measurable business processes which ensure we provide excellent delivery to line processes which in turn support improvements in manufacturing and assembly methods

Support the design & implementation of a “ whole facility blueprint ” for the future plant layout to realise our capacity growth targets

To contribute to product bench-marking and market research as an integral member of our on-going product improvement and development team which ensures genuine product or component innovation throughout every design cycle

Establish, monitor and analyse appropriate KPI’s

Participate in Group initiatives and special projects as appropriate

Involvement in 5S & Continuous Improvement initiatives

Adhere to H&S Policy

Adhere to Company Handbook

Adhere to Quality Policy

Adhere to Standard Operating Procedures

Adhere to IT Policy

Involvement in training requests


Relevant university degree or comparable qualification

Full UK driving licence


Knowledge and Experience:

Experience in working in a lean, highly collaborative team environment

Be able to demonstrate deep and broad experience over a minimum of 10 years at a senior level within material management, planning and logistics functions

Demonstrable change management experience and of effectively managing a team

Track record of building and leading an excellent team, rapidly scaling operations, and creating high quality, reliable and results based processes

Ability to understand and manage a complex operation and alternate between operational and strategic tasks

Working knowledge of lean concepts, tools, methodology or other comparable continuous improvement programs

Strong hands-on mentality and organisational skills


Strategic leader, innovative and creative

Demonstrated ability to drive organisational growth and change

Decisive and pragmatic

Analytical, structured and independent thinker.

Self-driven with initiative and willingness to learn

Excellent planning, project management, organisational, presentation and interpersonal skills

Excellent motivator and team worker

Energetic, passionate and committed

Not frightened of, and open to, change

Willingness to travel (international)

Fluent in English

Act with Integrity and lead by example

Look after our Customers

Communicate effectively - we talk to each other not about each other

Process driven

Promote a positive business image

Not wasteful of Company Resources

Support the Community and Environment

Normal Hours of work: 

Mon -Thurs 08:00 to 17:00

Fri 08:00 to 13:00

The post holder would be required to work the hours necessary to fulfil the requirements of the role.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should submit an up to date CV & covering letter to recruitment@erwinghymergroup.co.uk

Closing date:

21 Dec 2018