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Material Controller

Date: Jun 20, 2018

Location: Old Oak Common, London, GB

Material Controller-TWMA-UKLD01690324


Bombardier Transportation is a global engineering company that’s shaping the evolution of mobility. We have a rich heritage behind us, but it’s our innovative approach that puts us at the forefront of our industry. At the heart of everything are our employees and our suppliers, with whom mobility truly begins. Join us and take pride in working on quality, leading-edge projects that drive your career forward.

We are looking to recruit a new Material Controller based on our depot in Old Oak Common, London, United Kingdom.


Part of the Old Oak Common procurement team led by the Procurement & Materials Manager. Will be required to work under his / her initiative in the area of material control and ensure all materials required to deliver the Exam Plan and Depot Asset Management Plans are ordered in a timely manner and delivered on time to support maintenance and overhaul activities

Attend daily production and other materials related meetings to resolve and provide information on all active material issues and manage both internal and external suppliers to ensure required levels of service is maintained.


• Create Purchase Requisitions to meet demand for requirements generated by materials requirements planning, liaise with Central Procurement team to ensure these are processed in a timely manner with delivery dates that support all maintenance and overhaul activities undertaken for the Exam Plan and Depot Asset Management Plan;

• Monitor the internal and external order book within SAP, ensuring all demands are valid, liaise with Central Procurement to ensure delivery dates are maintained and achieved, highlighting potential issues and expediting these as and when necessary;

• Support the forecasting of materials for the Exam Plan and Depot Asset Management Plan and work with the Procurement & Materials Manager and the centralised Material Solutions function, to ensure that all emerging material requirements for maintenance and overhaul are known and understood;

• Attend and participate in all daily production and materials planning meetings ensuring that issues relating to material supply are addressed in a timely manner;

• Represent the Procurement & Materials Manager at all meetings with internal and external suppliers as required;

• Act as the primary interface and day to day point of contact with the key internal and external suppliers of materials;

• Create perpetual inventory management plan, ensuring results are recorded, records maintained within SAP to ensure stock accuracy targets are achieved;

• Monitor stock levels in accordance with demand and maintain these to ensure inventory forecast targets are achieved;

• Manage and maintain material Master Data within SAP to enable full functionality of MRP to be utilised, looking for continual improvement and automation of processes;


• Degree or equivalent and preferably with a specialist qualification (Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply - CIPS), unless similar expertise has been achieved through very considerable experience;

• Proficiency in the management of materials and purchasing modules in computerized business tool (SAP);

• Proven experience and track record in a similar position will be a strong advantage;

• Strong communications skills and good commercial acumen;

• Effective communicator with internal functions and Supplier facing;

• Ability to act on initiative, identify opportunities & proactive in putting forward ideas & solutions;

Competitive salary range

Number of working hours: 37

Job: Material and Stock Control
Primary Location: GB-ENG-London - Old Oak Common
Organization: Transportation
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

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