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MRP Controller

Employer
Little Moons
Location
Kettering, with a minimum of 4 days a week in the office
Salary
A competitive salary is available plus great company benefits
Closing date
4 Jul 2024

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Contract Type
Permanent
Function
Planning, Production, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing

Job Details

Job title: MRP Controller
Department: Supply Chain
Salary: A competitive salary is available plus great company benefits
Location: Kettering, with a minimum of 4 days a week in the office
Hours: Monday – Friday, 40 hours per week

Little Moons are frozen and chilled mochi, a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine – soft and chewy rice flour dough wrapped around balls of ice cream, cheesecake, or chocolate ganache to create a distinctive, bite-sized, and delicious dessert that’s bursting with flavour.

Their rollout across Europe has been pioneered by sister and brother duo Vivien and Howard Wong, who founded Little Moons in 2010. The product’s roots are in high-end restaurants, but over the last five years retail packs have swept the ice cream category in grocery and food service.

Little Moons has rapidly established mochi, and snacking ice cream, across Europe. In 2023 we generated more than £60m revenue, and in 2024 we continue to drive towards double digit growth.
We are very proud of the culture that we have built at Little Moons. Not to stroke our own egos, but we are a great bunch of people—smart, passionate, interesting, and funny—who work hard to support and live our values, all the while keeping our mission in our forethoughts.

The Role:
This role will be responsible for supporting the business in realising its ambitious growth plans through the evolution of the Supply Chain through effective business partnering with key stakeholders.

You will be working as a key part of the Supply Chain team based at our Kettering site, working with all departments and cross-functional information routes. The MRP Controller plays a fundamental role in ensuring that production schedules are met by scheduling the necessary raw materials and packaging in a timely manner. The MRP Controller will support the Planning function in executing the daily MRP tasks and working in conjunction with Production Planning to determine the resources necessary to meet the production schedule, as well as ensure timely arrivals of all raw materials and packaging into the factory to avoid operational downtime.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Monitor inventory levels against forecast and place orders to maintain adequate levels of raw materials and packaging to manufacture the product along with adequate safety stocks.
  • Monitor deliveries to ensure supplier compliance to delivery schedule – support and optimise activities across LHQ and Kettering in conjunction with Kettering MRP Controller.
  • Process MRP and ensure timely order placement for all purchase orders.
  • Checking expected deliveries daily and adjusting the delivery schedule based upon amendments to the production plan.
  • Supporting the maintenance of the Little Moons MRP tool, escalating, and resolving issues with CHASM and supporting the roll out of the model to Kettering.
  • Creation of RM part code for new launches and co-ordinating with Production Planning
  • Provide timely inputs to RM obsolescence control and support the S&OP process
  • Provide support and cover for other MRP Controllers and Planning Manager.

KPIs

  • Maintaining adequate stock levels in line with safety stocks targets for Raw Material and Packaging.
  • Minimising stock outages through effective supplier management.
  • Maintaining Raw Material Working Capital in line with departmental targets.
  • Supporting Supply Chain in ensuring customer service level targets are met.

General

  • To attend any training requirement to assist you in your job role and to comply with industry standards.
  • To follow all industry standards, company quality standards, technical standards, food hygiene and safety standards and HR policies and procedures.

Essential Requirements:

  • 3-5 years' experience in FMCG material planning and/or scheduling
  • Experience with ERP systems e.g., IFS/NAV/Sage/SAP or similar
  • Knowledge of inventory control and planning, manufacturing processes and materials control.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of complex data, analyse trends and derive information.
  • Good IT skills and advanced Excel
  • Strong stakeholder management skills and ability to communicate clearly across multiple levels of the business.

Some of the benefits of working here include:

Little Moons is a fast-growing and dynamic business, the nature of which means roles and responsibilities can change and grow quickly and at scale. We never stand still for long, and for the right person this represents an opportunity to grow and evolve your role and responsibilities with us and to develop your career at pace.

We will provide you with as much support, guidance, and training as you need, and offer the below benefits to boot:

  • Medicash, Private Health Scheme & Life Insurance
  • Enhanced New Baby Leave available.
  • We understand that mental health matters. We partner with Health Assured to provide remote emotional support to team members.
  • Discretionary annual bonus based on personal & company performance.
  • Paid sick leave
  • Respect, trust, and honesty. Personal and professional maturity is important to us, and we keep each other honest
  • Your holidays – We believe in finding your work-life alignment and encourage all staff to use their 25 days, plus public holidays
  • Additional days off with long service
  • Personal CPD budgets & team volunteer days

To be engaged, you must feel included and valued, so we have built, and nurtured, a culture where inclusiveness is not a buzzword, but a way of being.

Our approach to diversity is simple —it’s about embracing everyone, and everyone is welcome at Little Moons. We are committed to welcoming everyone, regardless of gender identity, orientation or expression. We are diverse in age, race, physical or mental ability, ethnicity, and perspective. Our diversity fuels our innovation, bring diversity of thought, and connects us closer to our customers and the communities we serve.

All applicants must have the right to work in the United Kingdom.

Company

Little Moons are frozen and chilled mochi, a fusion of Eastern and Western cuisine – soft and chewy rice flour dough wrapped around balls of ice cream, cheesecake, or chocolate ganache to create a distinctive, bite-sized, and delicious dessert that’s bursting with flavour.

Their rollout across Europe has been pioneered by sister and brother duo Vivien and Howard Wong, who founded Little Moons in 2010. The product’s roots are in high-end restaurants, but over the last five years retail packs have swept the ice cream category in grocery and food service.

The business has rapidly established mochi, and snacking ice cream across Europe. In FY22 we generated more than £50m in revenue, and in FY23 we are targeting +50% YoY growth. Based on experience in the USA, mochi ice cream is likely to make up 2-3% of the total ice cream category within 1-2 years.

We are very proud of the culture that we have built at Little Moons. Not to stroke our own egos, but we are a great bunch of people—smart, passionate, interesting, and funny—who work hard to support and live our values, all the while keeping our mission in our forethoughts.

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