Stock Controller

West Midlands Trains
23rd November 2022
13th December 2022
Job Type
Salary (£)
Dependent on experience
West Midlands


As part of the Abellio Group, West Midlands Trains delivers around 1,300 train journeys a day, for more than 60 million passengers a year, across our two brands - West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway.

We are committed to delivering a safe and reliable train service, by investing in our fleet of trains, stations and employees. As part of this investment, we are looking to recruit a Materials Controller on a full time basis, based in Tyseley.

You will support the materials function in all aspects of material procurement; planning; data analysis; KPI reporting; stock control and compliance with company policies and procedures. To deputise where necessary for the Materials Manager


What does the job involve?

  • To provide professional materials support to the Materials Manager in order to maintain and improve the service provided to the production and train presentation activities across all depots and outstations.
  • To provide data analysis; budget & financial period end reports; exam kit forecasting and reports on material trends
  • To produce & analyse KPI’s supporting the materials function
  • To monitor that component stock levels are in line with production requirements and to ensure that components are procured; delivered on time and in accordance with WMT purchasing procedures
  • To plan and ensure that the PI and stock take functions are actioned and maintained in line with company procedures and auditing requirements and to investigate and resolve any stock discrepancies
  • To ensure that materials are receipted, booked in, stored appropriately, issued and recorded in accordance with appropriate procedures and processes using the company computerised system
  • To reduce stock inventory levels including slow moving and obsolete parts whilst maintaining product availability to support current production requirements.
  • Any other duties commensurate with the grade and post as required


What skills and experience do I need to do the job?

  • Knowledge of Equinox pertaining to the stores function
  • Knowledge of the Stores and Depot procedures relating to Equinox, materials handling and storage
  • Basic engineering or electrical background
  • Knowledge of COSHH safety related procedures and instructions.
  • Knowledge of manual handling (theory & practice)
  • Knowledge of applicable Safety Management Systems
  • Ability to work on own initiative and as part of a team
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good numerical and analytical skills; attention to detail and accuracy is essential
  • Able to prioritise workloads to effectively support the stores function


What are the salary and benefits?

  • Competitive salary & excellent benefits
  • Final salary pension – one of the best pension schemes available
  • Free travel on all our trains and those of other train companies within our parent group company - for you, your partner, and any dependent children
  • 75% off all other train company travel tickets
  • Retail discounts
  • Career development opportunities
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