Materials Controller

Job reference: SYS-8880

Location Tyseley
Business Area / Department Engineering (see also Head Office Engineering) ~ Depot
Salary & Benefits Competitive Salary & Excellent Benefits
Closing Date 13/12/2022
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Materials Controller

Job reference: SYS-8880

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As part of the Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains delivers around 1,300 train journeys a day, for more than 60 million passengers a year, across our two brands - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

We are committed to delivering a safe and reliable train service, by investing in our fleet of trains, stations and employees. As part of this investment, we are looking to recruit a Materials Controller on a full time basis, based in Tyseley.

You will support the materials function in all aspects of material procurement; planning; data analysis; KPI reporting; stock control and compliance with company policies and procedures. To deputise where necessary for the Materials Manager


What does the job involve?

  • To provide professional materials support to the Materials Manager in order to maintain and improve the service provided to the production and train presentation activities across all depots and outstations.
  • To provide data analysis; budget & financial period end reports; exam kit forecasting and reports on material trends
  • To produce & analyse KPI’s supporting the materials function
  • To monitor that component stock levels are in line with production requirements and to ensure that components are procured; delivered on time and in accordance with WMT purchasing procedures
  • To plan and ensure that the PI and stock take functions are actioned and maintained in line with company procedures and auditing requirements and to investigate and resolve any stock discrepancies
  • To ensure that materials are receipted, booked in, stored appropriately, issued and recorded in accordance with appropriate procedures and processes using the company computerised system
  • To reduce stock inventory levels including slow moving and obsolete parts whilst maintaining product availability to support current production requirements.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and post as required


What skills and experience do I need to do the job?

  • Knowledge of Equinox pertaining to the stores function
  • Knowledge of the Stores and Depot procedures relating to Equinox, materials handling and storage
  • Basic engineering or electrical background
  • Knowledge of COSHH safety related procedures and instructions.
  • Knowledge of manual handling (theory & practice)
  • Knowledge of applicable Safety Management Systems
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good numerical and analytical skills; attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Able to prioritise workloads to effectively support the stores function


What are the salary and benefits?

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits
  • Final salary pension – one of the best pension schemes available
  • Free travel on all our trains and those of other train companies within our parent group company - for you, your partner, and any dependent children
  • 75% off all other train company travel tickets
  • Retail discounts
  • Career development opportunities

Due to the volume of applications we receive, the advert may close earlier than the published closing date. Please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid missing out.

As an inclusive employer, we welcome applications from all backgrounds and ensure no-one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, disability, gender, race/ethnicity, religion, belief and sexual orientation.

Applications will be considered from colleagues with 6 months experience, after completion of their probationary period and a full check of absence and disciplinary records.