Assistant Buyer/Production Planner

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Lancashire | Ref: BBBH26057

Up to £30000.00 per annum + benefits

Role Title

Assistant Buyer/Production Planner

Lancashire

Up to £30,000 + benefits

Role Profile

Our client is looking for an Assistant Buyer/Production Planner to assist with all planning and purchasing activity to keep schedules in line with sales forecasts and SOP & GMP principles are followed.

Key Responsibilities

  • To help negotiate favourable payment terms with suppliers
  • To ensure materials are purchased effectively and in a timely manner according to schedules, forecasts and orders
  • To operate and maintain planning software system in use for manufacturing and packing
  • To monitor stock levels to ensure stock is maintained at an agreed level and value
  • Work closely with the Sales and Operations teams to ensure accurate sales forecasts to avoid out of stocks
  • To reduce lead times on materials to allow us to react to short lead times with customers
  • To take action to achieve the required stock levels as appropriate
  • To check purchase invoices are accurate and pass for payment to accounts
  • To help generate and check product artwork as required
  • To help generate, amend and print BMR's and BPR's as required
  • To communicate with the team and inform the Director of Operations of any difficulties at any time throughout the day
  • To work towards continuous improvement

Skills, Experience & Personal Attributes

  • The ideal candidate will have worked in the manufacturing environment and have experience in both the planning and the buying aspect to provide support to our Production Planner and Buyer
  • Numerical and analytical
  • Organised, with attention to detail
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong IT skills

Client information

Our client is one of the nation's best-loved brands of vitamins, supplements and herbal products. They have been manufacturing and supplying high-quality nutritional supplements for more than three decades.

Remuneration
Up to £30,000

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