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Materials Manager - Optical Products

Materials Manager - Optical Products

Materials Manager sought by an Internationally renowned supplier of bespoke and volume optical products.

Working on the full life-cycle of the production process to ensure On Time In Full Delivery to meet dynamic customer supply requirements you will be working in an MRP environment for both Batch and Volume Manufacture.

Your role will involve working with external suppliers of a diverse range of high specification Optical Materials including novel Glass materials such as Calcium Fluoride, Germanium, Borosilicate, Fused Silica and high purity Quartz Crystal amongst many others; together with internal Engineering, Production and Commercial departments as the company undertakes the Fabrication, Coatings and Assembly of various Optical Devices used in High Reliability Defence and Commercial applications.

Such company activities will involve managing of materials over and above Glass Materials as you also work with suppliers of Metals used for the mounting of Optical Devices through to the consumables utilised in various processes such as Optical Coatings (Thin Film, E-Beam, etc...), Cutting, Grinding, Polishing, Lapping and Cement-attach, amongst many others.

As you work to optimise Inventory while ensuring Material Availability in planning around Customer changing demands through various production and supply stages you will negotiate with suppliers to ensure integrated reliability, quality and cost savings; monitor stock levels; ensure strong communication of customer demands into manufacture; oversee a smooth flow of communication between production processes; optimise WIP; keep customers updated on supply status including overseeing shipment; plus manage an ERP / MRP system.

BSc+ in Physics / Materials Science / Manufacturing with 3 years+ experience of Materials Management in an Optics environment and Project Management, with the ability to perform as a well focused individual to ensure quick supplier response and optimal material availability, while also being well-organised to ensure time is effectively spent on dealing with matters externally and internally including from an Inventory and Compliance perspective.

Advantageous is experience of working with High-Reliability industries such as Defence and Space particular from an Import / Export compliance perspective; together with a knowledge of the manufacturing processes of Optical Components such as Filters, Prisms and Lenses.


Materials Manager, Optical products, On Time In Full Delivery, OTIF, MRP, Batch Manufacture, Volume, Optical Materials, Glass, Calcium Fluoride, Germanium, Borosilicate, Fused Silica Quartz Crystal, Fabrication, Coatings, Assembly, High Reliability, Defence, Metals, Optical Coatings, Thin Film, E-Beam, Cutting, Grinding, Polishing, Lapping, Cement-attach, Inventory, Material Availability, Supplier Negotiation, Cost Savings, Stock Levels, Optimise WIP, Shipment, ERP, MRP, Manufacturing, Optics, Compliance, Space, Import / Export, Optical Components, Filters, Prisms, Lenses, Project Management.

REF: RR/85288

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