Material Planner/Buyer

Manufacturing Futures Ltd
12 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
ROLE: Material Planner/Buyer LOCATION: Coalville, Leicestershire SALARY: £23’000 per annum (£11.79 per hour) SHIFTS: 7:30-4pm Mon –Thursday and 7:30-1pm Friday Duration: 3 month contract – maybe extended further Job Scope; This position is responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials, equipment, and supplies from vendors for one or more product lines. Requires evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. Job Responsibilities; -Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks. -Be a strong team player with ability to work effectively on cross-functional projects. -Review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition. -Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved. -Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers. -Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material. -Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management. -Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills. -Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets. -Issue demand forecasts to suppliers and verify requirements can be met to support facility production plan. -Report supply issues and assist in finding a solution. -You will be the point of contact for supplier invoice queries. You will assist the supply & production teams in the resolution and provide feedback to the finance teams. -Ensure system is set up with correct price, MOQ, lead time, safety stock & order policy. -Be proactive in reducing E & O inventory. -Ensure timely response to inventory queries . -Manage supplier Engineering Change with regard to pricing, scheduling & implementation. -Issue & Management of Tenders, Resourcing & Cost Saving Projects. -Liaise with’ freight forwards’ to ensure correct import documentation is submitted to HMRC. -Push for improved supplier performance & challenge to reduce supplier lead times. -Provide accurate & timely monthly reports. -Identify business risks -Support Production & attend morning production meeting . -Any administration duties to support the job role. -Perform additional duties at the request of the Materials Manager Key Job Tasks; -Buying responsibility for multiple suppliers in support of Production. -Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets -Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory -Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost -Support NPPD activities Qualifications; -Minimum of 2-5 years of procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment. -Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel,Outlook) -Excellent written and verbal communication skills. -Purchasing experience in an MRP environment -Strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments. -Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field. -Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues. -You should be self-motivated and results orientated. -Be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems