Buyer / Planner

Recruiter
NJR Recruitment
Location
Lancashire
Posted
07 Feb 2018
Closes
16 Feb 2018
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Buyer / Planner

£22,000 - £25,000 plus benefits

Lancashire

Our client is a textile company operating across the UK and Europe and now due to their ever expanding growth have an excellent opportunity for an experienced Buyer / Planner to join their Lancashire based office.

The main purpose of your role will be to maintain the forecasting and stock management of a profile of products and suppliers to ensure customer demand can be met working within company budgets and stock targets. You will be managing quality issues with suppliers and re-acting to customer demand accordingly; whilst placing bulk orders with suppliers and issuing regular call-offs.

Responsibilities:

  • Forecasting and stock management for a portfolio of products / suppliers
  • Re-scheduling orders with suppliers and communicating these with suppliers
  • Managing promotional stocks of products to ensure they fit with sales plans
  • Management of stock take process with external suppliers
  • Manage and monitor the movement of stocks between suppliers and ensure sufficient stocks are available to meet forecast demands
  • Ensure monthly budget spend is adhered to in all currencies
  • Setting up of product codes/descriptions/costs on the system to support new product launches
  • Following up any relevant sampling/testing requirements from suppliers
  • Monitor critical path to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ensure product specifications are set up and agreed with relevant suppliers
  • Assist in reviewing and developing existing systems, document and change/improve accordingly
  • Raising Purchase Orders as required
  • Documentation and filing of core supplier information on ongoing basis

The successful candidate will need to have previous experience working as Buyer / Planner - preferably within a Textiles environment. You will have a high level of competency in Excel as well as solid communication skills and the ability to multi-task.

This is an exciting opportunity for an entrepreneurial, driven and adaptive individual, looking to progress their career in a fast-paced company.

For further information please contact one of specialist consultant quoting REF: NJR7327

KEYWORDS: Buyer, Planner, Forecasting, Textiles, Procurement, Suppliers, Stock, Purchase orders

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