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Planner Buyer

Planner Buyer

Posted 13 July by Gap Personnel
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Competitive Salary + Benefits


gap technical are proud to be representing this global manufacturing business in their search for a Planner-Buyer to work at their facility based near Runcorn.

Performance Objectives

  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Communicate material constraints to production planning and escalate to regional procurement as required if issues cannot be resolved
  • Work closely with procurement personnel to maintain material planning and supplier master data in the ERP system
  • On demand/ad hoc collaboration with procurement
  • Manage and control inventory policy / stock levels (e.g. define safety stock, set inventory targets and KPIs, manage adherence to inventory targets, report monthly on inventory levels)
  • Ongoing coordination with related functions such as quality, transportation and service functions (e.g. artwork management, regulatory changes on packaging materials, QA/QC, inbound logistics, warehouse operations)
  • Coordination of timelines and version use for raw/packaging materials to ensure regulatory compliance
  • Work with receiving personnel to coordinate in-bound material shipments and with QA/QC personnel to ensure timely release of materials to meet production schedules
  • Champion continuous improvement initiatives

Person Specification

  • 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 FMCG or pharmaceutical industry
  • Highly numerate and strong ability to assimilate information from different sources to generate achievable plans
  • Undergraduate BA/BS degree in a related discipline


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Closing Date: 11/08/2018

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