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Materials Coordinator

  • Job reference: 923904
  • Location: Fife
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Contract
  • Sector: Oil & Gas, Materials / Logistics / Stores
  • Date posted: 12/02/2019

Materials Coordinator, £Competitive, Cowdenbeath, long term contract

Working for an engineering company in Fife, our client are looking for a long term contractor for the position of Materials Coordinator. This role is anticipated to last until September 2020.


The Materials Coordinator will perform and/or manage all of the activities necessary to enable effective end-to-end coordination of materials in support of Projects.

Acts as the interface between the business unit and procurement.

Actively interacts with planning, inventory, vendors, buyers and maintenance on a daily basis by providing customer support, effective & timely communication, alignment with business practices/controls and a high level of materials and services fulfillment for site maintenance activities.


  • Verify materials availability for all scheduled outage/planned and emergent work, Provide supply chain input into Plant/Mine equipment maintenance strategies where requested
  • Coordinate effective and efficient logistics requirements for Routine and Shutdown work
  • Consult with Procurement, OEM and vendors to develop best practices, procedures and standards with respect to materials availability
  • Provide frequent updates on material availability to required parties (i.e. business, supply chain) and Lead in root cause analysis for failed supply chain processes
  • Identify opportunities to consume Business Line Materials and destock inventory (utilize stock on hand)
  • Influence B/L to select materials on hand or from preferred vendors
  • Utilize proper material code with an agreement supplier
  • Utilize proper material code with a non-agreement supplier
  • Working in the Planner Cockpit (SAP PM rather than MM Module)
  • Responsible for P2P recycle, identifying root causes, and driving resolutions
  • Coordinate with logistics coordinator for timely material delivery
  • Timely requisitions for break ins
  • MDG requester for master data changes and improvements
  • Provide guidance and assistance to the requester and supplier for getting a Vendor Master record created in SAP
  • Identify SAP data issues


  • 7-10 years of closely related professional experience
  • Bachelors' degree preferred
  • Broad knowledge of SAP material catalogs and search tools
  • General knowledge of how and where materials are used in the plant
  • Advanced time management skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Advanced written and oral communications skills
  • Influencing with and without authority
  • Organization skills

This position is working 37.5 hours per week, working a shift system that is 5 days on / 2 days off

This role is commutable from Cowdenbeath, Kirkcaldy, Glenrothes, Edinburgh, Rosyth, Livingston, Dundee, Stirling, Perth, Dunfermline.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.

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