Materials Planner / Buyer

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    £25000 - £28000 per annum
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Materials Planner / Buyer

Salary: £25,000 to £28,000

Location: Scunthorpe

Our client is the UK's leading manufacturer and supplier of recyclable packaging products, and part of a wider group who is a world leader in this field with sites based across Europe. As a business they strive to exceed the customer's expectations when it comes to quality, value and service.

They are now seeking an experienced Materials Planner/Buyer to join their diverse friendly and professional team in Scunthorpe on a permanent basis. You will be joining a company who is growing and on a mission of preserving food and the planet by offering high quality, eco-friendly products to their customers.

You will be responsible for processing purchase requisitions generated by the Production Operations Team and converting those requisitions into Purchase Orders for the purpose of procuring raw materials and components to fulfil the Site Production plan.

The Materials Planner/Buyer will be responsible for monitoring purchase order tracking systems, alerting the relevant teams when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued or alternatively, where materials have not been received. The Materials Planner/Buyer will be expected to source suppliers, evaluate the supply process and make short-term procurement decisions.

Key responsibilities:
Responsible for the procurement of goods and services to support the business.
Responsible for the management of the inventory across key categories to maintain consistency of supply to relevant departments.
Working with the Warehousing Team, support the receipt of purchased materials and services and keep detailed records of purchases and stocks.
Build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance.
Support Supplier compliance by liaising with the Quality Team to evaluate & monitor Suppliers.
Work closely with the Manufacturing team and to understand forward planning of materials.
Identify cost savings by research into specific material categories and provide information to the Operations Manager detailing supply proposals.
Support the Operations Meeting by providing and updating information relating to supply threats and opportunities.
Managing and responding to general queries relating to purchase of materials, suppliers and transport processes.
Any other Planner/Buyer responsibilities generated through the needs of the business.

Hours of work: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00

Proactive, with good problem-solving skills, able to make decisions independently.
Exceptional customer service - both internally & externally.
Excellent written and verbal skills.
Experience of Purchasing, Supply Chain and Finance.
Familiar with ERP/MRP Systems.
Awareness of Supplier Management techniques & KPIs.

Salary £25,000 to £28,000 dependant on experience.
Opportunities for you to progress your career within the business.
23 days holiday, plus bank holidays.
Hours of work: Mon-Fri 09:00-17:00.
Free onsite parking.

Edwards & Pearce is a professional recruitment consultancy with specialist divisions managed by experts in their own area of recruitment.
Established in 1998.
Employ approx. 30 staff.
2 offices in Doncaster & Hull.
Edwards & Pearce operates according to a strict ethical code and aims to offer both candidates and clients the highest levels of professionalism and customer service.
Edwards & Pearce has an enviable client base including plc's, blue chip organisations and SME's, global FMCG manufacturing, the public sector, charities and the Big 4 accountancy firms achieving preferred supplier status with many clients.
From the 2 offices based in Yorkshire, Edwards & Pearce successfully recruit for not only local, regional and national clients but has also undertaken and filled international assignments.
It is the policy of Edwards & Pearce to provide equal employment opportunity to all persons regardless of age, colour, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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