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Materials Controller & Administrator

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Location: Bristol, England, United Kingdom
Job ID: 45150
Date Posted: Mar 3, 2020
Segment: Mobility
Business Unit: Hitachi Rail
Company Name: Hitachi Rail Limited
Profession (Job Category): Repair & Maintenance
Job Type (Experience Level): Experienced
Job Schedule: Full-time
Remote: Optional

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Are you looking for opportunities to work on high profile rail projects and advanced technology alongside experts from the UK, Europe and Japan? Come and join the fastest growing rail business in the world!


As a global provider of total railway solutions, Hitachi Rail has a growing international presence and product range. We are leading the largest rail modernisation project in UK history and delivering the UK’s next generation of rolling stock. We are working to Inspire the Next – and this is your chance to be part of it.

Your new role

We are currently recruiting for a Materials Controller & Administrator to join the team at our Bristol train maintenance centre on a permanent basis.


The Materials Controller & Administrator has an important role within the materials team and is responsible for the end to end administration of the warranty and repair process. Specifically, you will be responsible for the following deliverables:


Health & Safety

  • Adhere to health, safety, environmental & quality practices in the workplace.

  • Be the Materials team representative in the HSE meeting where site rules allow

  • Feedback to the team regarding any HSE issues or suggestions where


Administration & SAP

  • Management of reporting of items to Central team (Via the warranty and repairs procedure) alongside assisting with the expediting and control back to the supplier.

  • Providing ad-hoc administration support to the Materials team when requested.

  • Raising purchase orders for local consumables (Non-product)

  • Goods Receiving consumable items via SAP and resolving any issues when required.

  • Resolving invoice queries with local suppliers working with Accounts.

  • Requesting quotes from local supplier as per requests from Material team.


Special Tool Management

  • Special tool ordering and tracking / Holiday / absence cover and/or support (Site specific)

  • Control of end-to-end calibration of special tools.

  • Full responsibility and accountability of Special tool stock control.


Stores Assistance

  • Assisting the Stores with tasks when requested by the Materials team

  • Ensure regular perpetual stock audits are conducted and recorded/ investigate & resolve stock discrepancies


KPI Reporting

  • Collate data for daily/weekly/monthly KPI’s and report as required to management.


Site Specific

  • Work with line manager to deliver ad hoc site specific tasks on request

  • Assist as required by line manager

About you
  • Experience of working in a materials /stores environment.

  • Experience in administration of warranty & repairs processes.

  • Knowledge of SAP or similar databases.

  • Intermediate IT skills – typically Word, Excel, PowerPoint.




  • English & mathematics GCSE level or equivalent.

  • Be able to Plan and Organise.

  • Good written and verbal communication skills.

  • Able to work on own initiative.

  • Good team worker with proven administrative experience, time management and able to achieve results.

  • Position holder must be able to interface effectively with all levels of personnel both within and outside the company.

  • Sound knowledge of, and compliance to, rules and regulations.

  • Able to represent Hitachi in a professional manner at all times.

  • Be able to problem solve and a can do attitude.


Why Hitachi Rail?


At Hitachi Rail you will find a passionate and collaborative environment. We operate according to our values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit. As such, we work closely as a team and empower our colleagues to take ownership and become creative in our pursuit of excellence. We take pride in the contribution we make to society and we always act with integrity and fairness towards our customers, suppliers and colleagues.


We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package. This includes a pension scheme with contributions up to 9%, health insurance, up to 28 days of annual leave and many more perks for you to choose from within a flexible plan that will meet your specific needs and lifestyle.


If you like the sound of the above and feel energised by the idea of joining a great brand at a moment of exciting expansion, please apply now. We look forward to hearing from you!

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