Materials Buyer / Planner
Smiths Detection's Supply Chain division in Hemel Hempstead is seeking a Materials Buyer / Planner to join the company on a permanent basis.The role will be responsible for balancing demand against capacity (supply) and to take relevant actions that ensure the factory delivers to plan. Liaising with the Planning, Production, Quality and Procurement teams, the role holder will ensure that customer priorities are met and to establish product availability dates;This is a good opportunity to join a global company in a fast-changing and challenging environment, with the opportunity of growing into the role. Duties & Responsibilities: Working closely with vendors to ensure on-time delivery of materials. Pro-actively working to resolve any potential delays in material shipment. Build strong relationships with vendors;Supporting supply chain strategy by using different replenishment techniques depending on characteristics of material;Comply to site and global supply chain and inventory metrics;Implementing and managing supply programmes to support production;Optimise inventory levels by commodity. Aim to bring materials in a timely manner without compromising production;Purchasing components, sub-contracted services and finished products;Reconciling material non-conformities within the ISO quality programme;Supporting business improvement programmes such as Continuous Improvement, etc. Required Skills and Experience: Minimum A levels;Ideally previous experience within a Supply Chain role, or a very good understanding of the job function;Extensive experience in Microsoft Office (Word & Excel);A professional supply chain qualification - an asset, but not essential;Knowledge of SAP or any other Materials Resource Planning systems - an asset, but not essential;Excellent analytical and mathematical skills;Strong communication skills (verbal and written);Ability to adapt to a fast-changing and challenging work environment. About Us: Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, weapons and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying advanced technologies to markets in threat as well as contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.