Shawthorpe Recruitment Ltd
Telford, Shropshire
£25000 - £30000/annum
19 Jun 2019
10 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
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

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