Buyer / Inventory Planner

This job has now closed, click here to view similar opportunities

Stockport, Greater Manchester | Ref: BBBH29216

£30000 - £35000 per annum

Buyer / Inventory Planner
£30,000 - £35,000

Role Profile

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join a thriving business in the Stockport area as a Buyer / Inventory Planner!

This is an end to end procurement role for a growing SME which has won significant contracts with a number of high profile customers and whose ambitious expansion plans are set to continue!

Your Key Responsibilities as a Buyer will include:

  • Reviewing MRP system on a daily basis
  • Placing POs and expediting deliveries with a wide range of international suppliers
  • Negotiating pricing and terms with a global supplier base
  • Identifying opportunities for cost savings and added value
  • Drawing up long term agreements / contracts where appropriate
  • Working to drive improvements in supplier performance and OTIF delivery
  • Leading a supplier rationalisation project
  • Reviewing inventory levels and striving to optimise stock levels to avoid stock outs / over stocking

Skills and Experience

The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • Previous experience as a Buyer in a fast paced purchasing role
  • Proven track record as an Inventory Planner with evidence of optimising stock levels
  • Confidence to negotiate with suppliers on terms and pricing
  • Excellent analytical skills and good working knowledge of Excel
  • High attention to detail and good organisation skills
  • Passion and drive to implement and improve processes and procedures for procurement and inventory management in a rapidly expanding SME


Our client is a highly successful, growing SME based in the Stockport area. They have customers and suppliers based all over the world and offer a fantastic product. The successful candidate will be part of a close knit team in a lively office environment and will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects and initiatives as the business continues to expand.


£30,000 - £35,000

About Cast UK

Cast UK is a leading executive consultancy, providing national recruitment solutions to both clients and candidates. Specialising in Procurement, Supply Chain, and Logistics, each member of our specialist team has a professional background specific to their recruiting sector. With this unique insight and knowledge, our consultants are able to place individuals from trainee through to main board, such as Junior Buyer to Procurement Director level. For more information on Cast UK and a complete list of all of our current vacancies, please visit

We're here to help

Please note that all telephone calls are recorded for training & monitoring purposes