As part of a team of five, the procurement planner role is critical in ensuring components arrive to meet business demands of on-time-in-full delivery to our customers.
This role manages the daily, weekly & monthly planning and requisition of materials for a group of key suppliers. A varied and busy role, you will be responsible for planning demands, raising purchase orders, monitoring confirmations and reporting on purchasing activities. Managing the supplier relationships are key to ensuring suppliers meet agreed delivery schedules.
Place purchase orders, according to production requirements, and manage through to confirmation
Work internally with key stakeholders to improve governance and process efficiencies
Planning of stock requirements to drive efficiencies for both naughtone and the suppliers
Review and audit of suppliers on regular basis to facilitate closer working relationships and to identify & resolve issues and queries
Ensure product deadlines and timescales are met and co-ordinate with suppliers and the production factory ensuring that the stock meets the quality required
Liaising with suppliers to negotiate improved lead times and reduced costs
Maintaining stock products are up to date on internal systems, updating costs, codes, descriptions where necessary
Ensure the system is accurate and updated on a timely basis
Liaise with suppliers to resolve any outstanding queries and issues, within agreed SLA
Liaise with other colleagues in the Procurement, Production and Warehousing regarding all deliveries of all goods & materials purchased to maintain accurate records and early escalate of issues
Attend shortage meeting and manage short lead-time requests from the business through to the supplier
Maintaining supplier scorecards and manage supplier KPI’s
Educated to A level standard with GCSE passes in Maths & English
Full & clean driving licence
3 years’ experience of working in a Procurement team, ideally gained from a manufacturing environment / sourcing raw material
Strong commercial understanding
Strong systems knowledge and pro-efficient in MS Excel / NAV
Experience of building effective relationships & and effective communicator
Ability to work to deadlines and prioritise tasks
Highly developed problem-solving skills
Dimension of role;
Reporting to the Supplier Development Manager (Head of Procurement), the role is based in the Knaresborough office. The role is part of the Procurement team and the successful applicant will work alongside colleagues in the operations team to ensure any issues, which may impact a customer order, are escalated and managed as early as possible within the process.
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