Planner-Buyer Pharma

Posted 19 July by Bosch Global Associates Ltd Easy Apply

Job Title: Planner-Buyer

Department: Site Supply Chain

Industry: Pharma

Location: Cheshire, UK

Salary: Negotiable Depending on Experience

Main Purpose:

  • Be accountable for the planning, ordering and control of incoming materials (e.g. raw materials, packaging), in line with best practice material management and procurement principles to ensure optimized service, order cost, material flows and inventories
  • Drive inventory reduction / optimisation initiatives for all incoming materials in line with agreed targets for the site
  • Be the first point of contact on the site for all incoming material and supplier related issues
  • Ensure compliance in the operational ordering process vs local and global procedures and processes
  • Feedback and collaborate with procurement personnel and suppliers to improve supplier relationships and supplier performance
  • Monitor and maintain accuracy of all supply critical data fields in ERP system

Major Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Raise POs, approval, control and follow-up (including launches, revisions and source changes)
  • Review and analyse Material Requirements Plan (MRP) and release purchase order requisitions or adjust purchase order deliveries as needed to meet the production schedule over the appropriate planning horizon
  • Manage all MRP exception messages to ensure they are acted upon in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Communicate material constraints to production planning and escalate to regional procurement as required if issues cannot be resolved
  • Provision of rolling forecast including POs and planned orders to suppliers
  • Work closely with procurement personnel to maintain material planning and supplier master data in the ERP system
  • Support Global Procurement in defining and measuring KPIs for Supplier Relationship Management
  • Coordination of timelines and version use for raw/packaging materials to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Prepare documentation for goods returns as soon as agreed with the supplier
  • Support logistic arrangements in cases of claims and returns
  • Provide adhoc, daily/weekly/monthly reports in word, excel or powerpoint to present accomplishments and/or escalate challenges
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives

Experience and Qualification:

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience within planning or procurement with knowledge of planning, procurement and control along the supply chain and associated systems
  • Previous experience of managing an ERP / MRP system (SAP ECC APO preferred)
  • Previous experience of working in the pharmaceutical or FMCG industry
  • Good communicator, self-starter and team player with ability to set and deliver high performance standards for self and team members
  • Undergraduate BA/BS degree in a related discipline

Buyer / Planner / Purchasing / Sourcing / Procurement / Supply Chain Management / Materials Management / Materials Requirment Planning / Materials Control / Inventory Management / Stock Control / Stock Management / Procure to Pay / P2P / MRP / SAP APO / ERP / SAP ECC / WM / Warehouse Management / Logistics / Manufacturing / Production Planning / Pharma / Pharmaceuticals / Medical / Medical Devices / Lifesciences / FMCG / Fast Moving Goods / Food / CHESHIRE / CHESTER / DERBY / DERBYSHIRE / MANCHESTER / LANCASHIRE / LANCASTER / LIVERPOOL / NORTH WALES / UK / UNITED KINGDOM / RELOCATE / GSK / GLAXO / BESPAK / ASTRA ZENECA / NOVARTIS / QAIGEN / PFIZER / SANOFI / Healthcare / Supplier Managment / Vendor Management /

Required skills

  • Buying
  • Inventory Management
  • MRP
  • Planner
  • Supply Chain

Reference: 35669305

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