Posted on Jun 10, 2019 by CV-Library

Telford, Shropshire, United Kingdom
Immediate Start
£25k - £30k Annual
Our client based in Telford has a new opening within the existing team for a Buyer/Planner. This role requires a good understanding of purchasing processes and an ability to communicate effectively with customers, subcontractors and the in-house manufacturing / production / engineering teams.

In addition you will have a solid understanding of the principles of material planning. The successful candidate will have a keen attention to detail combined with an ability to consistently work to a high standard. In addition have a strong desire to drive improvement in a team environment.

Responsible to: Purchasing, Inventory & Logistics Manager


• Evaluates supplier quotes and services to determine the most desirable suppliers.

• Is responsible for procurement of new material requirements from existing and potentially new suppliers

• Plans, buys and monitors raw materials to support engineering projects and secures pipeline to support production at product release

• Ensures that problems relating to delivery, quality or pricing are promptly communicated to the supplier and resolved in a timely manner or escalated as per standard procedures

• Manages communication of any order revisions to external suppliers, providing change information and revised drawings as necessary

• Monitors supplier order acknowledgments and ensures that system status is maintained accordingly

• Manages overdue PO KPI’s, stock outs due to procurement, hours downtime due to procurement, supplier returns (Quality), procurement cycle time

• Maintains the data integrity of purchase orders and reconciles discrepancies between purchase order receipts and accounts payable

• Represents the supply chain on cross functional new product development teams through all phases of the Product Development Process (PDP)

• Drives cost reduction activities in procurement

• Monitors supplier order acknowledgements and ensures that status is maintained accordingly in current ERP system

• Monitors and Manages Material at Subcon progress details

Our overall package includes:

• 40 hours standard working week.

• 8:00 – 17:00 Mon – Thurs and 8:00 – 14:00 Friday

• Company Pension Scheme

• All overtime at 1.5 x base rate

• Life Insurance 4 x Annual Salary

• 25 Days holiday + 8 Stats

• Stock and Shares Purchase scheme

This position is permanent for the right candidate

Reference: 210189661

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