Buyer / Materials Planner

10 Jun 2021
08 Jul 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Buyer / Materials Planner



Salary negotiable - depending on experience

Monday to Friday - 40 hrs per week

We are working with an established client based in Telford who currently have a fantastic opportunity to join their Supply Chain team as a Buyer and Materials Planner. This role will be focussed on the buying of raw materials for production, forecasting up to 6 months in advance and planning for the delivery of materials OTIF to meet production schedule.

The Buyer / Materials Planner will be responsible for:

* Support / implement new buying strategies

* Source and secure costing for new materials

* Raising purchase orders and expediting

* Develop and maintain good relationships with suppliers new and existing

* Evaluate supplier performance using data analysis of delivery, quality etc

* Ensuring all materials meet required quality standards

* Continually negotiate and reduce costs across a variety of category spend

* Assessing the volume of materials requirements against production planning and planning forecasts

* Working quickly to resolve any material shortages

* Providing a forecast on a range of products up to 6 months in advance

* Monitoring inventory

Skills and Experience

* Must have previous experience with buying/ purchasing and supply chain coordination in a manufacturing environment

* Strong understanding of forecasting and supply chain processes

* MRP software and excellent Excel capabilities

* High attention to detail, ability to work in a fast-paced and demanding environment, strong communication skills

* CIPS qualification would be ideal but is not essential

* This role would suit a candidate with previous experience as a Buyer / Purchasing / Supply Chain Coordinator / Supply Chain Planner / Materials Controller / Materials Planner / Supply Chain Analyst

The application process:

We will carefully consider your details and advise you if we're able to progress with your application within 72 working hours. If you do not hear from us within this time your details won't be retained. So, if you're not successful on this occasion, do continue to respond to future roles we advertise. In the meantime, all good wishes and continued success with your search for employment.

About Us

Prince Personnel are an employment agency working on behalf of our client. Whether you're seeking a new permanent position, temporary assignment or contract you'll find us easy to deal with. Located in thriving Telford, we focus on jobs in Shropshire, Staffordshire and North Wales. Prince Personnel specialise in commercial, accounts and finance and technical recruitment. With the best jobs around we are an independent agency working hard for you.

Reference: EW23900

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