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Raw Material Planner

£35-40000 Benefits

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Raw Material Planner

£35-40000 + Benefits

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Commutable from Milton Keynes, Northampton, Brackley, Stony Stratford, Buckingham, Marston Moretain, Cranfield, Kempston, Newport Pagnell, Ampthill, Flitwick, Bedford, Woburn Sands, Bletchley, Leighton Buzzard, Dunstable, Houghton Regis

Are you an experienced raw material planner and buyer?

Does your experience cover logistics, negotiating contracts, stock control and MRP systems in a continuous manufacturing process environment?

Would you like to apply your skills to a large, multi-site manufacturing organisation?

Our client is seeking an experienced Raw Material Planner to join their team and take responsibility for the purchase and stock management of raw materials, consumables, and bought-in finished goods.

Having established yourself in planning and buying, you will be organised, detail-oriented, and possess strong communication skills. In addition, you should have substantial experience in buying and calling off raw materials against agreed targets and demand. Plus, you’ll be well-versed in buying finished goods both domestically and internationally. Experience of MRP systems will be essential to success in this role.  You must also have a working knowledge of ISO requirements and experience auditing suppliers.

As part of this role, you will support the production management team, senior planning manager, and customer service teams to ensure products are delivered on time at the correct price with adherence to service requirements. Your primary duties will include managing raw material suppliers from a cost, service, and quality perspective and executing activities against agreed priorities/metrics.

Our client prefers candidates with a strong educational foundation including numerical and analytical skills.  Someone who can also demonstrate success in their previous raw material planning and buying roles. Ideally, you’ll also have some project management skills and understand the workings of a lean manufacturing system.