Production Controller Smelting

Vacancy: Production Controller - Smelting
We are currently looking for experienced Production Controller to join our highly professional and fast-growing team based in Brimsdown.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing outstanding service and supply chain expertise for the Smelting operation within the PGMS UK business. The main focus of the role is to develop a clear understanding of the Smelting production process, to drive an efficient and effective flow of materials through the refining process, with the aim at reducing Precious Metal inventory as well as driving through supply chain business improvement and change.
Key responsibilities
Support EHS principles to ensure that EHS is given top priority and good practice is followed at all times
Develop a strong insight and understanding of the Refining process
Review, analyse and interpret smelting production data, using this to set the production schedule and anticipate any problems with the flow of materials
Woking with complex production processes, use data analysis techniques to reduce Precious Metal inventory levels and ensure production schedules are designed and delivered to meet customer specifications
Operate and maintain efficient supply chain administration processes, including order of materials & reagents
Creation of Smelting furnace charges, managing the flow of PGMs and the control of metal queues
Working closely with the manufacturing team to develop a robust production plan
Build and maintain effective working relationships with the Manufacturing and Engineering teams
Support management of the S&OP process - working with cross functional team members to analyse and critique the demand plan, analyse and track demonstrated capacity, and prepare and present the draft S&OP
Manage the collation, analysis and presentation of all Supply Chain & Production data
Manage communication with the Customer Service team, focused on developing and maintaining production scheduling processes to ensure production schedules are fully met
Support the Senior Production Controller with the development and delivery of the daily management cycle - identifying abnormal operating conditions, risks and opportunities
Manage Inventory, understand the inventory profile, identify slow moving inventory and develop action plans
Support the yearly stocktake process in conjunction with production
Support LEAN implementation in the operational area to deliver improvements in culture and measurable financial and efficiency benefits
Are you the ideal candidate?
You will have:
Demonstrable experience and knowledge of Supply Chain processes, ISO9001 and ISO18001
Experience of Supply Chain systems and implementation of new processes
Significant IT skills, ideally with capability for basic programming and creation of macros
An ability to provide innovative solutions to problems
Knowledge of ERP business systems (Ideally SAP) and how to interface with the business
Ability to work in high pressure environments
Able to build good relationships at all levels, internally and externally
Demonstrable strong health & safety awareness
Due to the nature of this role applicants must be non-smokers and have been free from nicotine products for at least 3 months.
How to apply:
Internal applicants should advise their line manager before applying. If you have the necessary skills and experience to join our team, please apply online.
Candidates will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
Johnson Matthey Plc is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief.
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