material planner in leicester

20 July 2018
chris fine, randstad cpe
job type
£ 23,000 - £ 28,000 per year, DOE
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leicester, east midlands
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job type
working hours
£ 23,000 - £ 28,000 per year, DOE
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chris fine, randstad cpe
01489 560 124
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job description

Material Planner required on a contract basis to join an industry leading engineering and manufacturing business.

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity at the forefront of off highway machine technology? Do you have a background strategically controlling purchase and supply of components and systems? Have you got experience of working in a fast paced Engineering / Manufacturing environment? If you are seeking an exciting technical challenge then this is the role for you!

As the Material Planner / Buyer you will be responsible for purchasing and negotiating fabrication materials from one or more vendors in support of the site strategy. You will be evaluating vendor quotes and services to determine most desirable suppliers. Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the manufacturing procurement field. You will need experience and sound judgment to plan and accomplish goals to perform a variety of tasks. This role also supports the strategic sourcing transition & implementation activities for the site.

Key Tasks:

* Buying responsibility for designated fabrication vendors to support plant & chamber production.
* Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets
* Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory
* Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost
* Support NPPD activities, when requested.

Key responsibilities:

* Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
* Be a strong team player with ability to work effectively on cross-functional projects.
* Review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
* Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required 'need dates' are achieved.
* Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
* Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
* Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management.
* Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
* Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.
* Issue demand forecasts to suppliers and verify requirements can be met to support facility production plan.
* Report supply issues and assist in finding a solution.
* You will be the point of contact for supplier invoice queries. You will assist the supply & production teams in the resolution and provide feedback to the finance teams.
* Ensure system is set up with correct price, MOQ, lead time, safety stock & order policy.
* Be proactive in reducing E & O inventory.
* Ensure timely response to inventory queries.
* Manage supplier Engineering Change with regard to pricing, scheduling & implementation.
* Issue & Management of Tenders, Resourcing & Cost Saving Projects.
* Liaise with' freight forwards' to ensure correct import documentation is submitted to HMRC.
* Push for improved supplier performance & challenge to reduce supplier lead times.
* Provide accurate & timely monthly reports.
* Identify business risks
* Any administration duties to support the job role.
* Perform additional duties at the request of the Materials Manager

Experience required:

* Previous procurement experience, preferably in a heavy manufacturing or industrial environment.
* Proficient computer skills in MS Office. (Word, Excel,Outlook)
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Purchasing & Engineering Change experience in an MRP environment
* Strong ability to assess engineering drawings and proceed to RFQ based on supplier capability.
* Strong negotiating skills, ability to multitask, prioritize work and work closely with other departments.
* Familiar with standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the procurement field.
* Be able to take responsibility for resolution of issues.
* You should be self-motivated and results orientated.
* Be able to work to time constraints & use own initiatives to solve problems.

This is an awesome opportunity to be part of a leading manufacturing business which offers an interesting, varied and exciting workload coupled with a motivated and passionate culture. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company.

Randstad CPE values diversity and promotes equality. No terminology in this advert is intended to discriminate against any of the protected characteristics that fall under the Equality Act 2010. We encourage and welcome applications from all sections of society and are more than happy to discuss reasonable adjustments and/or additional arrangements as required to support your application.

Candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.

For the purposes of the Conduct Regulations 2003, when advertising permanent vacancies we are acting as an Employment Agency, and when advertising temporary/contract vacancies we are acting as an Employment Business.


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