Centre for Learning
High Five - Global Recognition Programme
Inclusion and Diversity

Materials Controller

Vacancy Salary 23,000-28,000
Vacancy Location Westhoughton
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.


Working on a 12 hour shift basis which may include nights and weekends. Implement material control measures and procedures throughout every stage of the production process, working to customer requirements reconciling the integrity of the product throughout the manufacturing stages including waste destruction.  Carry out process confirming waste weight checks from all processes and completing a full report of the reconciliation to meet our customer requirements.  Reviewing the effectiveness of the security procedures in relation to the customer’s requirements.  Includes a high degree of interaction with other department’s operations. The duties of a materials controller can be varied and will include planning, organising and carrying out audits and submitting written reports on internal processes


To always act and behave in a way compliant with all De La Rue company guidelines and policies, especially those relating to Security, Environmental Health and Safety, Ethics and Code of Business Principles

  • Follow guidelines for waste control throughout the entire production process
  • Implementation of prescribed material procedures and practices, including the effective integration with the manufacturing processes for all operations on site
  • Assist in the monitoring and policing of material handling and advising production staff of the correct security procedures
  • Reporting any breaches of security to the Site Security, HSE & Risk Manager
  • Collaborate with other departments and forge a close working relationship with all process leaders and staff to ensure highest security levels in production
  • Ensure accurate, robust and clear material control procedures are being followed
  • Provide advice and guidance to ensure procedures are followed and understood
  • Initiate and conduct investigations to resolve problematic discrepancies
  • Conduct and supervise regular stock-takes ensuring that they are consistent with data records
  • Maintain all material related documentation for audit purposes
  • Continuous policing of all areas to maintain high security presence, addressing and reporting all anomalies
  • Provide cover for other duties within the HSSE team
  • Actively participate and assist in all improvement suggestions
  • To support the behaviour of working as One De La Rue, sharing best practice and collaborating with colleagues outside of own sphere of business
  • To ensure full participation in the performance development review (PDR) process and maintain an up to date record of all training and development activities/programs
  • Flexibility is key to this role to meet customer and business demands.  This may result in changes to working hours to fulfil key deliverables and mitigate areas of potential risk

The above list is not exhaustive. You will be required to undertake other duties within your capabilities, consistent with this role, to support the needs of the business.


Qualifications, Training & Experience

  • Problem solving experience
  • Statistical experience
  • Auditing experience
  • Manufacturing background

Required Skills and Competencies

  • Able to work 12 hour shifts including nights and weekends 
  • Flexible and pro-active approach; ability to work well within a team and to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Computer literate- competent in the use of databases and Excel or similar
  • Ability to work independently, flexibly and with a degree of initiative
  • Good organising, coordinating and planning skills
  • Highly diligent and disciplined in following procedures.


We want to work with people like you from all backgrounds and experiences, to help us gain a diverse workforce with a broad outlook and sharp expertise. We are looking for people unafraid to go that extra mile, bringing with them unique characteristics and abilities.

Show us you have what it takes and we'll reward you with a great place to work alongside other great people. Global business, global people. We think De La Rue is an amazing place to work. But don't just take our word for it. 

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