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Material Planner / Purchasing
Salary: £18000 - £25000/annum Location: Failsworth, Manchester Hours: Full Time

Responsible To: Supply Chain Manager

Job Description;
•Reporting to the Supply Chain Manager the Material Buyer / Planner is responsible for the planning and raw material schedule focussing on Daily Raw Material consumption. There is a strong emphasis on planning along with buying materials.

The Candidate;
•Must be comfortable working in a manufacturing background / environment.
•Must be able to plan and maintain Supply Chain functions such as materials, production, inventory and logistics.
•Ability to liaise with suppliers and manage relationships to ensure effective company performance.
•Strong production planning skills.
•Knowledge of production / manufacturing processes and lead times.
•Enthusiastic to want to prove themselves and take on additional duties when required.
•Excellent team player with good communication skills.
•Proficient with Sage, Microsoft Office, especially Excel and ERP would be an advantage.

Key Responsibilities;
•Manage the daily raw material schedule based on the production plan.
•Solve any issues relating to the plan changes or supply issues.
•Update and maintain purchase order due dates to ensure accurate information is available for management overviews.
•To maintain price information from suppliers in a timely manner.
•Monitor suppliers on time performance.
•Take responsibility for packaging items liaising with production and despatch to ensure stocks are accurate always. Ensure that the minimum and maximum levels are adhered to.
•To manage the purchase of packaging materials, sundries and PPE.

Operational Responsibilities;
•Stock management of polymer and chalk silos
•Management of carbon black stocks
•Management of all packaging materials
•Raising purchase orders
•Arranging transport for movement of goods between company sites
•Handling supplier complaints
•Monitoring packaging and carbon black trials
•Negotiating the purchase of packaging materials and sundries
•Manage the purchase of merchanted materials
•Familiar with Importation procedures

Communications;
•To liaise at all levels internally and externally to ensure smooth communication of key data.
•To ensure prompt supplier feedback in relation to quotations, deliveries and general enquiries. This is a critical to the effectiveness and efficiency of the business operation.
•To attend the following meetings: Production Planning Meeting Weekly, Purchasing Meeting Monthly, Sales Meeting Monthly, Team Brief Quarterly.

The hours of work would be 8:45am to 5pm Monday to Thursday, Friday would be 8:45am to 3pm. 50 minutes for lunch. Maternity leave contract 6-12 months

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