Senior Purchasing Planner - Leading UK&Europe Ink & Toner Distributor

Ruislip, London (Greater)
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience + Pension
10 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Purchasing Planner - Leading UK & Europe Ink & Toner Distributor
Ruislip, Middlesex
£30,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience + Pension

About the company:

We are one of the fastest growing ink and toner distributors in UK & Europe, offering the highest quality inks to it's customers at factory-direct prices.

The company was established in 1983 as a retail business providing copying, printing and stationery services to the retail and corporate market. The Company has since then diversified further into the paper and consumables markets and has developed into an fully operational eCommerce business.

The Senior Purchasing Planner Role:

The Senior Purchasing Planner will be responsible for definition and on-going management of item master data in the ERP system; and development, management, execution and communication of effective purchasing plans to facilitate successful fulfilment of demand / customer orders in a cost-efficient manner, ensuring all relevant parameters; resources; and stakeholders are appropriately aligned.

This role sits within the Supply Chain department which is responsible for effective management of end-to-end supply pipeline to ensure on-time delivery to customers and efficient control of working capital, with emphasis on 4 key result areas - fulfilment of customer orders; effective supply planning; management of the in-bound supply pipeline; and robust management of inventory.

Senior Purchasing Planner Required Skills:

+ Excellent communication and interpersonal skills 
+ Ability to define and implement business improvement initiatives 
+ Demonstrative ability to manage and motivate people
+ Strong demonstrable commercial skills and awareness 
+ Ability to plan and forecast
+ Good mathematical and analytical skills
+ Must have advanced Microsoft Office Excel skills
+ Ability to influence at all levels.
+ Enthusiastic team player.
+ Ability to plan and manage own workload in order to achieve objectives as set.
+ Strong negotiating skills
+ Strong time management and organisational skills
+ Attention to detail and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
+ Strong sense of urgency and of responsibility

Job Type: Permanent, Full-time
Required experience: 3+ years’ experience in demand planning
Required education: BSc Degree
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000 per annum depending on experience

To be successful in this business critical role, you will have experience in a purchasing or logistics function preferably within consumable industry with excellent negotiation skills. Above all you will be a customer focused purchasing specialist, looking to join a company where purchasing is at the heart of the success of our business.

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