Material Planner

Date: Oct 5, 2022

LOCATION: Leighton Buzzard, GB

Company: Pelican Products, Inc.





The Material Planner will play a highly collaborative and visible role as part of a global, cross-functional team.  Primary responsibility will be for planning the supply/replenishment that includes managing, monitoring, and ensuring procurement and distribution of start-up and ongoing component inventory along with supporting qualification initiatives.



What You’ll Do:

50% - Planning & Execution

  • Monitor and track global component inventory levels to ensure necessary inventory is at owned & vendor locations. 
  • Manage and adjust inventory levels and execute necessary fulfillment strategy (e.g. inventory reallocation, increasing program inventory etc.).
  • Ensure component and qualification material readiness for new product launches, extensions & product discontinuation etc.
  • Investigate inventory discrepancies and establish corrective actions to prevent future or repeated occurrences. Drive regular cycle counts in all Service Centres.
  • Develop system of being able to Calculate safety stocks and reorder points to establish repeatable and systematic material replenishment processes
  • Investigate, analyze, reduce and eliminate slow-moving and obsolete inventory.
  • Initiate and expedite vendor purchase requisitions and intercompany orders to ensure timely component availability and provide feedback to the appropriate internal and business partner personnel.


30% - Internal Customer Service Interaction and External Business Partner interaction

  • External and internal interface with services, operations, supply chain, transport & global business partners (vendors), to adequately manage component inventory requirements and demands.
  • Resolve issues with global business partners (vendors), relative to material availability and quality within a timely manner that is appropriate to this situation.
  • Drive resolution to materials and spares needs/supply/sourcing for new material and product releases into the Credo on Demand and Credo Cube refurbishment programs 


  • Coordinate and track logistics services as needed to ensure products are delivered within communicated timeframe.
  • Ensure that SLAs agreed by the Production departments are met to enable customer programmes to operate within agreed parameters.
  • Coordinate review of any engineering changes with existing inventory to minimize obsolete inventory and ensure continuous supply.
  • Support and expedite materials on behalf of business partners (vendors) as needed
  • Participate in cross-functional teams to execute, evaluate and recommend common work processes, and improvement projects.
  • Creating invoices within SAP for Customer programmes run thorough business partners


10% - Systems/Data Management, Reporting and Analysis

  • Provide regular, ongoing reporting that includes, but is not limited to current service levels, program performance, and key performance indicators.

10% - Continuous Improvement

  • Support implementation of process and system enhancements to improve supply chain efficiency.
  • Analyze business trends and make recommendations for inventory growth or minimization based on analysis and current trends.
  • Support the implementation of best business practices for inventory management and replenishment, including minimum and maximum inventory levels, standard order quantities, etc.



What You’ll Need:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent knowledge and experience in business, production planning, procurement, or a technical/industrial/supply or cold chain field.
  • Minimum of three years of customer service or inventory planning-related work experience.
  • Must be proficient with SAP Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Must be detailed-orientated and have excellent data entry skills to ensure accuracy of information entered into application systems.



Bonus Points For:


  • SAP Systems knowledge
  • Logistics experience
  • Advanced Excel skills   V look up / Horizontal look up   Pivot tables
  • Global experience




Why Join PeliBioThermal ? Here’s a glimpse of Peli’s Perks


  • Generous pension contributions with a competitive match
  • Established reputable brand offering premium products – you’ll be proud to represent Peli!
  • 26 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • Permanent Health and disability Insurance
  • Free On Site Parking
  • Free Tea, Coffee and fresh fruit provided to all employees
  • Employee discount program on Pelican Products
  • Lucrative employee referral program – get paid to work with your trusted network.
  • And more…




About Peli BioThermal
Peli BioThermal Ltd. offers the widest range of temperature-controlled packaging and service solutions to the global life sciences industry. The company is the recipient of two Queen’s Awards for Enterprise: International Trade in 2018 and Innovation in 2017. The company’s products ensure that delicate biological materials arrive intact and effective, despite exterior environments. Peli BioThermal is dedicated to developing innovative products designed to fulfil the complex needs of the global life sciences industry. The company’s customers benefit from its extensive expertise in ensuring that temperature stability is maintained throughout the distribution chain. The company also offers a complete portfolio of services and software to support end-to-end temperature-controlled packaging asset management. For more information, visit All trademarks are registered and/or unregistered trademarks of Peli BioThermal Ltd., its parent, subsidiaries and/or affiliates.

Next Steps of the Selection Process:


  • Our hiring team reviews applications and select candidates.
  • We’ll invite candidates to complete a video interview on Microsoft teams
  • After the submitted one-way video interviews are reviewed, we’ll invite a final number of candidates for in-person interview(s).



All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.


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