We are looking for someone to work as a planner / buyer for this large engineering business. The planner / buyer should have experience in a similar planning or buying function within a manufacturing or production business.Role Summary / PurposeThe Planner / Buyer will be responsible for a product portfolio, ensuring that products are manufactured & purchased in accordance with the Master Production Schedule (MPS).In this role, you will help develop the Master Production Schedule, interact with vendors to ensure materials are delivered on schedule and of quality, maintain a steady flow of work through the shopfloor & resolve issues through immediate action or short-term planning.Essential Responsibilities· Create & execute procurement plans ensuring all parts are delivered to specification at negotiated price to allow on time release of the Master Production Schedule. This will include determining economic order quantities, preparing Requests for Quote, performing cost and price analyses, vendor selection, placing purchase orders, monitoring delivery status and expediting when necessary.· Manage inventory for assigned parts portfolio, aligning material input to support customer requirements while financial inventory objectives are accomplished · Maintain Materials, Routing, PIR and bill of material master records to support product build & purchasing of parts· Analyze data and collaborate in the determination and the subsequent application of appropriate order, inventory, and replenishment policies· Work with the Master Scheduler to develop and execute the Master Production Schedule in a timely manner to meet customer demand and delivery goals. · Leads the production planning process for assigned products, communicating with production and all other functions to ensure plans meet all customer commitments.· Expedite production or purchase orders that are needed in less than the normal lead time to improve the shortfall between the current plan and requirements to meet or exceed customer expectations. Identify root cause of shortage and monitor implementation of related corrective action plans· Facilitate Engineering change requests implementation and items non-conformance resolution.· Write, manage, and update the production control data and working rules and drive cost and cycle time reduction with supplier base using continuous improvement methods such as Six Sigma methodology.· Pursue continuous improvement for quality and cost reductions in designated area including improving first time yield and reduced inventory levels.· Promote customer satisfaction and develop positive customer relationships· Support Manufacturing Engineering during NPI process to ensure smooth integration of products from design into productionRequired Qualifications:· Bachelors degree from an accredited college or Significant work experience in manufacturing planning or project management.· Intermediate experience manipulating spreadsheet data using filters, functions (VLookup, Pivot, etc.) and worksheet formulas (excel preferred)· Ability to read and understand a Bill of Materials· Ability to interpret technical specifications and other design details required to accurately procure materials· Familiarity or experience with the Planning and/or Purchasing function in an ERP/MRP system· Willingness and ability to travel up to 10% of the timeMore information is available by contacting Carbon60 on 01329 227037
The recruiter has stated that all applicants for this job should be able to prove they are legally entitled to work in the UK. Carbon60 is a trading name of Carbon60 Limited an Employment Business/Agency.