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Vendor Scheduler

Closing date
31 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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A leading Agriculture Company based in Grangemouth is seeking a Vendor Scheduler to join their team on a contract basis for 3 months.

Role purpose

To support Supply chain and production by vendor scheduling a portfolio of raw materials with a focus on cost, flexible responsiveness, safety stocks and inventory in order to support AI production schedules.

Task co-ordination of the AI Production Support Officers

  • To work closely with the Procurement Manager and AI supply chain planner to generate valid and accurate vendor schedules based on agreed volumes, system generated requirements, lead times and safety stock to support the AI production plans.
  • To obtain delivery commitment from suppliers to support the schedules to enable them to plan their production in line with our requirements
  • To identify and communicate to stake holders future supply constraints before they become current problems. Develop options for the resolution to ensure agreed customer delivery dates are met as far as possible to minimise Production outage.
  • Raise supplier complaints as necessary ensuring corrective actions are implemented by the suppliers to prevent re-occurrence
  • Maintain Vendor OTIF and review on a monthly basis,escalating performance issues to the relevant Procurement Manager and Supply chain if necessary.
  • Participate in supplier review meetings as required.
  • Optimise stock levels at various locations to achieve targets set by the Supply Chain Planners and Purchasers on safety stock level to ensure that our requirements are met at the lowest cost. Participate as required in the annual year end Certified Inventory check with external auditors.
  • Co-ordinate and manage changes in label artwork which affects the dispatch of AI. Work with the Asset Planner to minimise label write offs.
  • Co-ordinate the dispatch of AI as per plan maintained by the Asset planner.
  • Task coordination of the AI Production Support Officers on a daily basis, providing training, direction, focus and support on the resolution of issues.
  • Monitor slow, non-moving & blocked stock
  • Record and update business and associated systems timely to give accurate visibility of purchases, plans, customer promises and financials
  • Blocked invoice interrogation & resolution
  • Responsible for stock reconciliations and investigations within area of responsibility.
  • Provide cover for the Production Support Roles to ensure an effective Production Support service is always maintained.
  • Input to monthly supply chain Review of Performance meetings.

Knowledge, skills & experience

Critical Knowledge
  • Knowledge/experience in a Manufacturing/Supply Chain environment
  • Good knowledge of systems needs and capabilities.
  • Good knowledge of process-interfaces with purchasing, plants, asset planners and suppliers
  • Good knowledge of supply chain processes and workflow

Critical Experience
  • Degree or equivalent in logistics, business or supply chain processes preferred but equivalent experience will be considered
  • Key interfaces within the supply chain
  • Experience of SAP

Critical Experience/Skills
  • Prioritisation of workload & planning in a highly demanding environment
  • Competent in training and coaching of others
  • Willingness to develop in the role and take on extra responsibilities as appropriate
  • Willing to take ownership and share knowledge/experience
  • Clear and effective communication both written & verbal
  • Perform as an active team member through efficient communication and coordination with the associated functions.
  • Proactive and self-managing
  • Attention to detail/accuracy
  • Ability to react quickly to changes within the supply chain.

Huntress Search Ltd acts as a Recruitment Agency in relation to all Permanent roles and as a Recruitment Business in relation to all Temporary roles.

PLEASE NOTE: We can only consider applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.
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