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11 May 2024

We are looking for a Buyer/Planner for a blue chip company within the Automotive industry.

This will be a permanent role and will an immediate start for the right candidate.

Job Summary: The Buyer/Planner will be responsible for the planning and purchasing of items to support the delivery of product to the customer at the highest quality and lowest possible total cost. The role has a key focus in ensuring the integrity and accuracy of the data held in the ERP system, helping to maintain optimal inventory levels at all times. Responsibilities:

  • Plan and schedule via MRP Exception Messages.
  • Manage Purchasing Master Data for the Commodity to ensure price and lead times are accurate maintained.
  • Create new part Request for Quotations (RFQ's).
  • Ensure Purchase Orders (External and Intercompany) are placed in a timely manner to achieve request date and maintain customer satisfaction.
  • Manage Purchase and Invoice Price Variance reports (PPV) for commodity.
  • Vendor Expediting to maintain accurate delivery information.
  • Resolve Supplier Quality Notifications.
  • Regular liaison with suppliers, stores and internal teams. Key day-to-day contact for broker to ensure readiness & escalation of any concerns for each flow of UK imports.
  • Co-ordinate all relevant import documentation; working with 3PL's & customs brokers. Ensure seamless flow of documentation & duty facilitation to carriers & brokers.
  • Support Global Trade team in auditing accuracy of declarations through partners.
  • Support the communication of shipment delays and escalations as appropriate.
  • Ensure record keeping of import documentation adherence and audit reporting. Requirements:
  • Previous experience in a Supply Chain environment, preferably in a similar position.
  • IT competence, working knowledge of MPR systems and Microsoft Office.
  • Some level of understanding of technical drawings is a plus.
  • Excellent Verbal and Written communication skills at all levels.
  • Expediting and negotiation skills, strong in decision making, prioritizing, problem-solving and work within strict deadlines

If you are interested in this role, please apply online and someone from our recruitment team will be in touch shortly.


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  • Job Reference: 1321789084-2
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Surecall Recruitment
  • Location: Worcestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Transport & Logistics
  • Job Type: Permanent