Planner / Buyer (Manufacturing)

Planner / Buyer (Manufacturing)
£35,000 – £42,000 + Excellent company benefits

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced Planner / Buyer to join this Gwent based manufacturing business.
They are a global supplier of designed and manufactured components for a diverse customer base and are currently expanding their facility to accommodate increased customer demand.

You will report into the the Value Stream Manager and be tasked with ensuring the continuous supply of assigned components, whilst minimising the cost of production and achieving the relevant inventory reduction.

Your responsibilities will include:

* Managing the internal Kanban program – setting monthly review of Kanban levels, trigger points, safety stock levels and lead times.
* Evaluating and acting upon the material requirements plan (MRP) for assigned commodities.
* Generating and updating purchase orders or shop work orders to support production schedules daily.
* Driving continuous improvement in the supply base by communicating objective performance metrics, focusing on lead time reduction, on-time delivery improvement, quality improvement and cost reduction
* Effectively communicating forecasted requirements to external suppliers
* Updating Inside Sales with material delivery issues that may put customer satisfaction and OTD at risk
* Interfacing with Quality, Manufacturing, Engineering, Strategic Sourcing and Suppliers to resolve quality or delivery issues.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:

* At least 3 years experience in a Planning / Buyer role.
* Experienced in developing collaborative relationships with Global suppliers
* Experienced in implementing / operating a pull system / Kanban approach to component flow
* Direct experience implementing lean concepts eg Value Stream Mapping, Kaizen Leadership

Package and Benefits

* £35,000 – £42,000 annual salary
* Company pension scheme, life assurance
* Excellent long-term career development opportunities and professional development

To apply please email your CV / resume to

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Job Reference: 20362/900_1655302315


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