Materials Planner

Oyster Yachts - Southampton or Wroxham

Built on the foundation of over 20 million blue-water sailing miles and 75 circumnavigations, we pride ourselves on putting people first. As a growing business, we enable our employees to take ownership of their work and to be the best at what they do. Are you passionate about taking responsibility and having the ability to make a difference?

An opportunity has arisen for a dynamic and proactive individual to join the Procurement and Supply Chain team in either Southampton or Wroxham.

The Materials Planner will report to the Materials Planning Lead.

The role will be responsible for the completeness of Oyster Yachts, GFBOMS and project specific material “BOM’s” to enable the timely purchase of all materials and services required for production and refurb boats.

Principle Job Responsibilities

To ensure a smooth flow of materials to the production facilities for both new build and refurb boats and making sure all materials are entered into Oyster Yachts business system (Navision) in a timely manner with the correct mandatory information enabling an efficient procurement activity for both materials and services.

General Requirements of the Role

• Work with Procurement, Production, Design / Engineering and Project Management to establish standard and options material requirements for the GF BOMS and project specific boat BOMS.
• Own the creation of the GFBOMS and Boat specific BOMS as specified by the Materials Planning Lead.
• Ensure purchase orders for boat materials (including stock, excluding VMI) are placed in a timely manner and in line with the Master Planning Schedule and expected install date, through planning the lines in Oysters business system, currently Navision.
• Assist with the formulation of standard options pricing and technical specification
• Provide robust control of the demand creation process through management and governance of the BOM’s, managing the due diligence process for part number setup (in Navision) and ensuring installation dates and material requirements are aligned.
• Provision of management reports, KPI’s and detailed data views to provide insights to completeness of the BOMS and purchasing activities.

Other General Requirements

• Provision of management reports, KPI’s and detailed data views to provide insights to completeness of the BOMS and purchasing activities.
• A key contact for material status updates and model specific Knowledge.

The Person


• Proficient user of Microsoft office tools.
• Understanding of materials planning processes in a niche manufacturing environment.
• Time oriented individual with exceptional attention to detail.
• Methodical, analytical and process driven.
• Ability to work collaboratively with a wide range of local and remote stakeholders
• Good communication skills.
• Ability to handle multiple priorities and maintain professionalism and composure while working to tight deadlines.
• Ability to organise work and manage projects, follow up on assignments with minimum supervision.
• Strong numeracy and literacy skills.


• Knowledge of marine industry.
• Experience using ERP, MRP and WMS.

This job description is indicative of the range of current duties and responsibilities for the post, it is not comprehensive. It is inevitable that the duties will change to reflect organisational change and it is essential therefore that it is regarded with a degree of flexibility, so that changing needs and circumstances can be met.  All changes will be discussed with the post holder.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please contact the HR team at [email protected]