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Marshall Canada: Materials and Supply Chain Planner

Last Updated: Mar 1st, 2023

Purpose of the position

Responsible and accountable for leading the activity of the Material Planning & Supply team, coordinate the execution of purchase contracts and maximise production and assembly material and service availability, management and optimisation. The role promotes best in class use of our ERP/MRP system and has a key focus in ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the data processed.



  • The Material Planning and Supply Manager is responsible for leading our Material Planning and Supply team in the proper execution of a Purchase Contract and therefore the successful implementation of the commodity strategy set by the Strategic Procurement team
  • Ultimately accountable for maximising material availability and minimising working capital exposure across the region’s production site
  • Maintains close collaboration with the Planning, Warehousing, Operations, Project and Engineering departments to ensure material supply is accurate, in full and on-time
  • Liaises with the Strategic Procurement Team to ensure supply-chain readiness to satisfy project requirements and/or to raise any risks of product/service quality and supplier performance
  • Holds holistic view of material availability and possible shortages at a Customer Project level to be able to represent the Procurement and Supply-Chain team at Project reviews and updates
  • Sets good standard and practices to maximise vendor delivery and quality performance through appropriate communication channels
  • Sets good standards and practices for supplier day-to-day management and relationship building, as well as KPI monitoring – participates in contract management activities together with the relevant Commodity Manager
  • Ensures purchase requisitions are processed in a timely fashion and ensures accurate and timely release of purchase orders by ensuring clear responsibilities and ownership in the team
  • Detects data quality issues and works with relevant stakeholders to ensure rectification – advises their team on the best way to proceed in case of error
  • Looks for opportunities to improve the accuracy of data to remove material order errors
  • Manages the team’s performance, development and growth through clear objectives, priorities and training plans


Behavioural Competencies

  • Strong communication and leadership skills
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to present data clearly and concisely
  • Ability to work under pressure with competing demands
  • Tenacious and persuasive

Technical Competencies/ Education:

  • Degree in Engineering, Business or other technical discipline
  • Procurement or Operations expertise (5+ years) in a manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of ERP and MRP systems, P2P and procurement processes
  • Good numeracy skills / data management skills
  • Excel skills


  • Experience working with ERP systems (IFS preferable)
  • ERP data management essential
  • Procurement and/or purchasing experience

Key Performance Measures

  • Material actual supply against requirement (material availability)
  • Inventory and working capital objectives
  • On time in full delivery performance
  • Quality