Materials Controller

Suffolk, England
23 Nov 2016
23 Dec 2016
EDF Energy
Contract Type
Full Time

EDF Energy is a core part of the EDF Group, one of the largest energy companies in Europe with key business operations in the UK, France, Italy, Belgium and Poland.

Generating electricity is a huge responsibility, which is why we want experienced engineers to help us deliver this. From nuclear power stations to coal, gas and renewables, our work extends to the full energy mix. The roles we offer within each of those areas are every bit as diverse. At EDF Energy, we're on a journey to change the way people use energy for generations to come. Producing low carbon energy is what we do best. And right now, our eight existing nuclear sites generate 9,000 megawatts per year through various reactors, avoiding emissions of over 40m tonnes of carbon dioxide. That's the equivalent of taking about 60% of cars off our roads. Our thermal generation assets are our Cottam and West Burton stations. With almost 45 years of generation, our coal stations still have an important role to play - together with our new Combined Cycle Gas Turbine (CCGT) and Gas Storage Plants supporting an affordable and secure supply of electricity as the UK transitions to a low carbon economy. Our plan now is to secure strategic flexibility and maximise the long-term value of thermal energy within the EDF Energy portfolio.

EDF are looking to recruit a materials engineer to join the Sizewell B team. The role of Materials Management within the organisation is to underpin safe and reliable operation through;
Professional management of the material supply chain utilising knowledge of station plans, performance information and the market place.

Administration of the Refurbishment Process
Placing orders up to the delegated level of authority
Initiate material requests, expedite enquiries and orders
Maintain relevant management data
Process items for despatch including scrap
Warehouse Management (the physical storage of equipment) including material identification,location, access, handling, security,safety,environment, use of handling equipment including forklift,mobile racking etc after the appropriate training.
Basic rigging and slinging
Undertake liaison and support to internal/external customers
Assisting in other area's of the Warehouse when required
Assisting other buyers up to the delegated authority
Any other key tasks identified within the Materials group for which skills and competence have been attained.

Accountable to Material Specialist for achievement of agreed targets.

Authority and accountability for material purchases up to delegated level of authority

Authority and accountability for stock check discrepancies up to a delegated level of authority

Relevant NVQ Level 2 or equivalent is desirable

For any progression above Platform 4 (subject to business need) an HNC in a business discipline or equivalent is desirable

Good working knowledge and experience of warehouse and purchasing environment.

Decision making - able to link disparate information understanding trends and patterns

Leadership Values - Demonstrates effective leadership values and styles in achieving personal and corporate goals

Building relationships - Builds effective relationships and team working at all levels both within the comany and with suppliers and contractors

Leading through teamwork - Proven ability to promote effective teamwork.

Open communication - Proven ability to communicate at all levels of the business, both to staff, colleagues, in other departments and to suppliers building effective working relationships.

Technical Competency

Knowledge of the company's procurement processes
Proven track record in inventory and materials management with a large warehouse environment
Knowledge of stores budgetting, MRP techniques,strategic procurement concepts and logistics practices
Knowledge of warehouse systems
Knowledge of internal business and external market place.

By joining EDF Energy you will be part of a company committed to equality. We are proud to be one of only three organisations in the UK to gain the National Equality Standard, the country's most comprehensive assessment of diversity & inclusion. We'll support your career through our state of the art approach to learning, development and knowledge sharing through our Campus network. We offer a defined benefit pension scheme based on career average earnings, in addition to leave and benefits that help you feel good.