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Planning and Purchasing Manager Expired


Acorn Recruitment

£36000.00 - £38000.00 per annum



Contract | Full Time




Acorn Recruitment is seeking an experienced Planning and Purchasing Manager for their manufacturing client based near Bradley Stoke, Bristol.

The Planning and Purchasing Manager is responsible for the coordination of the order flow and production planning steps that efficiently transform customer orders efficiently into finished goods (i.e. procurement and supply of raw material, service and consumables, inventory management, master data creation, production planning). Close collaboration is required with key stakeholders, both internal and externally.

You will manage a small team of Purchasing Planners providing leadership and ensuring a high level of performance within the areas of demand forecasting/planning, scheduling, master data management, inventory management, delivering and KPI setting.

Main responsibilities:

* Efficient and effective order fulfilment

* Fulfil customer demands through the most efficient use of resources

* Supplier performance

* Deliveries In Full On Time In Specification (DIFOTIS)

* Customer satisfaction


* Manage supplier performance

* Identify and deliver procurement savings

* Raw Material price tracking


* Sales and Operational Planning (S&OP)

* Material and manufacturing resource planning, Production planning

* Capacity setting to match budget, forecast and demand

Inventory management

* Match demand with minimal inventory

* Optimise inventory management

Continuous improvement

* Support CI initiatives to improve operationally efficiency / remove wastes

* Continually review and develop the effectiveness of the team

* Identify and eliminate bottlenecks and constraints

Performance reporting

* Monthly Performance Report

* KPIs (i.e. DIFOTIS, Aged Stock, Inventory, Cost, Capacity)

* Procurement savings

Managing your team

* Develop talent

* Positive engagement / Strong Morale

* Goal Setting

Formal Qualifications and Experience

* University degree in field of Management Engineering or Supply Chain (preferably)

* Minimum 5 years of Supply Chain experience

* Experience in leading and developing a team

* Fluent in English

* ERP, MRP knowledge (SAP - advantage)

* Data analysis

* Strong Excel capabilities (PowerPoint and Word - advantage)

Skills and Abilities

* Strong team player, talented leader

* Excellent communication skills

* Problem solving oriented

* Strong decision making

* Efficient time management - meet deadlines and targets

* Proactive self-starter

* Flexible and able to adapt to a fast changing environment

* Results driven, keen to learn and open minded

* Strong negotiation skills

Acorn Recruitment Ltd is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.