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Production Buyer & Planner - up to £32k base salary

Posted 1 February by KVM Permanent Recruitment Ended

Production Buyer & Planner - £28,000 - £32,000 basic salary plus competitive benefits, based Glasgow.

**Experience within purchasing and supply chain with extensive scheduling and planning skills.

**Opportunity to join a growing team in a quality focused manufacturer of luxury paper based products.

The Company

The company is a manufacturer of elegant and luxury products, the group specialises in high tech production processes for the cosmetics, perfumery, wine & spirits and luxury goods industries.

This family run business has sites across Europe and operates with endless imagination and countless finishing possibilities. They use cutting-edge machinery and production processes that are able to automatically perform even the most complex manufacturing projects.

Job Purpose

The Buyer/Planner is responsible for the delivery of projects to designated customers on time and to budget. They are responsible for the purchase and budget of all raw materials for projects under their control and to plan the availability and use of materials, manpower, machines, processes and information to meet the highest level of customer expectation, with the highest possible level of efficiency and effective utilisation.

The Buyer/Planner is responsible for the relationship and communication of requirements, performance and information between the Company and its customers and suppliers, for all confirmed production projects.

Key tasks:

o Forward planning of orders and predict projects to establish capacity planning

o Plan to optimise cost and use of most efficient and productive processes and materials

o Detailed planning of materials requirements

o Purchase of raw materials

o Management of suppliers and relationship building

o Cost saving initiatives and projects

o Detailed tracking of all materials

o Communicate project information to production and technical teams

o Communication of progress and issues to customers

o Regular update of plan start and finish dates and times for each job/project

o Manage issues arising immediately, working with all parties to resolve those issues

o Communication of plan to labour resource providers as a result of changes

o Optimisation of plan to drive lowest possible labour cost outcome for each project

o Communication of final plan to manufacturing, quality, logistics and technical teams

o Communication of expectations to all through production meetings

o Monitor and reporting of performance, with corrective action plans for outages, for all responsibility areas


A- Knowledge /expertise

  • Excel spreadsheets and Internal business system (E)
  • Scheduling and Planning Techniques ( E)
  • Commercial Awareness (E)
  • Purchasing and Procurement (E)
  • Production (D)
  • Negotiating Techniques (D)
  • Communication Skills (E)
  • Project Management Skills (E)
  • Supplier and Customer Relationships (E)
  • Experience of drinks or beauty industries (D)
  • Degree in Supply Chain or Business (or similar) and looking to develop career in supply chain (D)

B- Interpersonal skills

  • Adaptable and flexible (E)
  • Influencing skill (E)
  • Be a self starter - takes responsibility and accountability (E)
  • Be professional and discrete (E)
  • Organised and structured (E)
  • Have good problem solving and decision making skills (D)
  • Be a good team worker (E)
  • Have rigour and attention to detail (E)

Required skills

  • Production Planning
  • Purchasing
  • Raw Materials
  • Supply Chain
  • Forward Planning

Reference: 34372568

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