Materials Planner - Buyer

  • Location
    Halesowen, West Midlands
  • Salary
    £ 22000 - £ 25000 / Year
  • Category
    Procurement & Supply Chain - Procurement & Supply Chain
  • Job type
    Permanent
  • Industry
    Procurement and Supply Chain
  • External Reference
    JN-082021-200441

Are you a seasoned Materials Planner/Buyer looking for a new opportunity? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment? Do you have a background within Manufacturing, FMCG or the Automotive sector? If so, this could be the perfect role for you.


My client, a parts and materials supplier based in Bartley Green, Birmingham, is currently looking for a Materials Planner/Senior Buyer to join their fast-paced, fun and friendly team.


What's in it for you?



  • Salary: up to £25,000 dependent on experience

  • Free parking

  • Fun friendly team environment

  • 20 days holidays plus bank holidays

  • Christmas shutdown


Duties and Responsibilities:



  • Plan and schedule via MRP Exception Messages

  • Manage Purchasing Master Data for the Commodity to ensure price and lead times are accurate maintained

  • Create new part Request for Quotations (RFQ's).

  • Ensure Purchase Orders (External and Intercompany) are placed in a timely manner to achieve request date and maintain customer satisfaction

  • Manage Purchase and Invoice Price Variance reports (PPV) for commodity

  • Vendor Expediting to maintain accurate delivery information

  • Resolve Supplier Quality Notifications

  • Regular liaison with suppliers, stores and internal teams

  • Key day-to-day contact for broker to ensure readiness & escalation of any concerns for each flow of UK imports

  • Co-ordinate all relevant import documentation; working with 3PL's & customs brokers

  • Ensure seamless flow of documentation & duty facilitation to carriers & brokers.

  • Support Global Trade team in auditing accuracy of declarations through partners.

  • Support the communication of shipment delays and escalations as appropriate.


Skills/Experience Required



  • You have previous experience in a Supply Chain environment

  • IT competence, working knowledge of MPR systems and Microsoft Office

  • Some level of understanding of technical drawings is a plus

  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills at all levels

  • Expediting and negotiation skills, strong in decision making, prioritising, problem-solving and work within strict deadlines

  • CIPS Qualified - preferable


Interviews taking place imminently. Please apply today! :)


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