Procurement Planner

Recruiter
Anonymous
Location
Slough
Salary
Competitive
Posted
16 Sep 2019
Closes
27 Sep 2019
Sectors
Procurement
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Partnered with a leading Electronics organisation who are growing their Procurement and Supply Chain team, we are actively recruiting for a Procurement Planner.

The Procurement Planner will be responsible for planning and procurement of materials and services. Reviews demand for accuracy, assures purchase orders reflect demand needs, create quote packages for suppliers, reviews supplier proposals, selects qualified sources, prepares purchase orders, and may provide guidance to less experienced procurement agents. Develop and maintain all master data related to planning for assigned procurement accounts. Serves as a focal point between organizations and suppliers to communicate, clarify, and resolve procurement and planning problems and issues.

Key Responsibilities for the Procurement Planner :

Commit the company by planning and initiating purchase orders, demand changes, and other planning and procurement actions to support demand for materials within authorized limits.
Coordinate with internal departments to ensure MRP driven changes and request dates fully support the manufacturing build and customer delivery schedule.
Improve supplier performance by monitoring cost, quality, and schedule compliance; initiating and implementing appropriate action to resolve problems; and mediating conflicts with internal customers and suppliers.
Timely responses to inquiries for AOG, Expedite and urgent requests from internal customers that support Customer Delivery needs.
Ensure continuity of the supply chain for uninterrupted flow of materials and services.
Keep inventory investment to a minimum
Ensure sufficient capacity by using capacity requirements planning and aligning Forecast requirements with suppliers capabilities to allow for flex in capacity to support demand
Continuous monitoring of planned orders, purchase orders, demand fluctuation and associated material requirements to meet the company's customer commitments.Key Knowledge and Skills Required for the Procurement Planner:

Ability to take a leadership role in the management of suppliers. Activities include but are not limited to management of daily activities, supplier performance (cost, quality and schedule), and pricing negotiations.
Understand planning parameters such as safety stock, lead times, lot sizes, configuration management, sourcing rules, demand time fence, etc.
Understand the methods and techniques involved in lean manufacturing and Just-in-Time (JIT) management.
Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Interacts with senior internal and external personnel.
Excellent oral and written communication skills are essential to this position. Regular internal contacts will include various different departments including but not limited to Engineering, Quality, Program Management, and Accounts Payable. Acts as the primary interface contact for suppliers.
Ability to comfortably work with various levels of management.
Understand and implement departmental inventory management strategies and objectives
High level of complex problem solving is required.
Ability to develop solid working relationships with supply base and internal customers.
Strong customer service skills to meet expectations of external and internal suppliers through creative problem solving techniques.
Proficient understanding of MRP or ERP systems (i.e. Oracle, SAP, Bonn).All calls are recorded for training and quality purposes. Further details are shown within our Privacy Policy which is displayed on our

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