Plant Buyer

Full Time Permanent





£36,000-£40,000 – Dependant on Experience

Due to continued expansion across the business, my client a market leading manufacturer is seeking to enhance its team on site with the appointment of a Buyer into the business.

This role offers the opportunity to work for a true market leader and established global brand. With progressive training and development this role allows potential promotion in the longer term within a long-established presence on a UK wide scale and a consistent order book this opportunity will appeal to a candidate looking for job security and a technical challenge.

Role Description

Autonomously lead tactical Purchasing and Material Planning activity at the Plant, with support when required.
Accurately schedule and manage the supply of specific raw materials, consumables, pallets, services, and spare parts to meet production requirements and optimal stock levels.
Support the regional Materials Planner in ensuring packaging levels are optimised to support Plant production requirements.
Manage specific SAP invoice workflows to ensure timely supplier due payments.
Preparation, issue and maintenance of SAP purchase orders and material call-offs
Develop, implement, and maintain Purchasing and Material Planning processes in line with regional and central Purchasing and Supply Chain policy.
To offer innovative and experiential input towards increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of Purchasing and Material Planning processes.
Support the appraisal of existing and candidate key supplier capabilities in line with the company audit and on-boarding processes.
Support raw material visual spot checks ensuring plant efficiencies due to regular changing batch levels for specific product manufacturing.
Develop and maintain strong, value-adding relationships with internal stakeholders and third parties.
Arrange and attend plant and off-site meetings with internal and external stakeholders – sometimes outside the UK.

Skills and Qualifications

High level of experience in managing stock levels for direct and indirect materials
Experience of Purchasing in a busy manufacturing environment
Highly experienced in the use of SAP
Awareness of lean manufacturing and CI techniques – Desirable
Experience of being part of a management team – DesirableCompany Information

As a business our client is a market leading manufacturing company with a strong presence on both a UK and global scale. With a growing portfolio of clients and plans to expand even further this role provides a stable and secure opportunity in the present economic market.

To apply please email your CV / resume to (url removed).

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