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Planner/Buyer (Raw Materials)

DK Recruitment



£28000 - £33000/annum


Posted: 24/01/2023

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We are looking for an experienced Production Planner/Buyer to organise production according to demand and quality standards. You will be the one to ensure raw material are delivered on time and ensure schedule adherence. The production planner/ buyer will need to be well-versed in production procedures and ways to optimise those as well building relationships with suppliers. We are looking for someone who is organised and results-driven with great problem-solving skills.

Key Skills:

* To schedule the turning process

* To control the inventory levels from a raw material state

* Build relationships with suppliers and negotiate with them for the best pricing

* Expedite internal and external orders and as required of raw material and components to support schedules

* Process requisitions and update management on status of orders

* To monitor production performance and capacity against required output levels.

* To monitor and improve OTD of the turning cell

* Arrange transport of goods and track orders to ensure timely delivery

* To control the inventory levels of raw material and ensure replenishment by placing orders with suppliers and following them up

* Deal with any invoice queries that may arise in relation with raw material purchase orders

* Liaise with manufacturing engineering to review manufacturing feasibility and possible raw material changes

* Ensure compliance of purchased raw material to our internal specifications

Skills & Qualifications Required:

* Proven experience as a Production Planner or Buyer

* Excellent knowledge of production planning and quality control principles

* Experience in MRP

* Competency in MS Office and ERP Systems

* Excellent communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment or independently o0 multiple projects with strict completion deadlines

* Ability to solve problems in a team / manufacturing environment

* The ideal candidate will have CPIM or CIPS or equivalent

* Lean manufacturing knowledge would also be an advantage

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