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Material Planner/ Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorManufacturing, Manufacturing - Other
Salary£30,000 to £33,000 per annum
LocationsEast Midlands, Leicestershire
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesSupply Chain Jobs
Date Posted31 January 2019

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The Material Planner/ Buyer will be responsible for production planning and purchasing. The successful candidate will play a key role in driving on time delivery, optimising supply vs demand, and achieving business goals. The role includes coordination of both internal production schedules and external vendor requirements.

Client Details

My client is based in Leicestershire and is a long standing partner of choice for Michael Page. With a focus on Manufacturing and Production, the business has an industrial focus and is a very well known and recognisable company. Having made multiple placements with this business over recent years, I can warmly recommend the environment and personnel.


A snapshot of the responsibilities for the Material Planner/ Buyer is:
  • Managing the material planning processes by preparing and updating production and purchased material schedules.
  • Translating the orderbook into purchase orders and production work orders.
  • Coordinating and expediting material flow to ensure consistent availability for production.
  • Optimising on hand inventory values in line with demand.
  • Ensuring that documentation is completed and correct according to applicable specifications and standards.
  • Generating and analysing forecasts to provide visibility of future requirements to all stakeholders.
  • Managing lead times in line with market expectations, resource, and capacity.
  • Actively looking for and driving improvement opportunities to increase productivity.
  • Ensuring compliance to planning and purchasing procedures.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the MRP system.
  • Updating customer care and sales functions with delivery dates for open orders.
  • Building and maintaining cross functional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.


The successful candidate will have a demonstrable record in planning and purchasing. There are ample opportunities to grow and develop with this role and this business, so numerous years of experience aren't necessary, as long as there is a strong grounding in the principals of capacity and production planning, coupled with some strong stakeholder management skills.

Job Offer

For the Material Planner/ Buyer, there is a very strong salary, accompanied by a brilliant benefits package.

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