Job Description

A leading manufacturing business based in Redditch are looking for a Material/ Buyer Planner to join their team.

As a Material/Buyer Planner you will support the Operations team, by focusing on Quality, Delivery, EHS and Cost Management.

The Job of a Material/Buyer Planner:

  • Plan and place material purchase orders to ensure that material flow to the plant is in line with the customer demand/company plan (MPS/MRP).
  • Expedite orders and improve supplier delivery performance
  • Ensure stability of supply and be active in driving supplier quality
  • Control the process of non-conforming product (goods returns / rework, scrap, etc)
  • Create works orders in manufacturing systems.
  • Control the use of Consignment stock and other order systems as required.
  • Purchasing of indirect items as requested.
  • Assist in the development of key performance indicators, targets and measures.
  • Support and encourage business improvement projects as a leader or member as required.
  • Ensure continual improvement of housekeeping standards
  • Ensure safe working practices are understood, implemented and maintained.
  • Cover absence for other team members as required
  • Perform all other reasonable duties as required

Experience Required for the role of a Material/ Buyer Planner.

  • Communicate effectively with suppliers and all company personnel
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes, foundries & subcontract machining.
  • General understanding of stock turns versus cash flow.
  • It would be advantageous if you had the ability to read engineering drawings.
  • Logical and methodical in approach.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good level of computer literacy with SAP experience
  • Flexible and positive (can do) attitude.

Working Hours: 08:00am - 16:30pm

Benefits: 25 Days Holiday, Contribution towards pension scheme and a variety of others.

ASC Connections Ltd acts as an employment business for temporary positions and an employment agency for permanent positions. We are committed to equal opportunity and diversity.

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