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Published 30 April 2024
£30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum
Coalville, Leicestershire
Job Starts: 30th April 2024

Job Description

We are proud to be recruiting a Buyer/Planner for our multinational client as they look to continue their growth! This would be an exciting opportunity for someone with a balance of Buying and Materials Planning experience.

Based in Coalville, the role would be focusing on purchasing and negotiating for key materials, maintaining key relationships with suppliers in order to reduce cost and deliver optimal quality and plan & expedite the required materials to ensure availability for production. You would be an important member of the team and would be able to grow and gain further responsibility in the future!

The ideal candidate would have experience in both buying and materials planning, where you will have negotiated with suppliers and have a strong supply chain understanding and ability to balance inventory levels so that you have optimal levels for production. Experience with MRP systems would be highly advantageous as well as the ability to multi-task and adapt well.


  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Review purchase orders via MRP system.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required 'need dates' are achieved.
  • Create, manage and develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management.
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.
  • Issue demand forecasts to suppliers and verify requirements can be met to support facility production plan.
  • Liaise with freight forwarders on all relevant documents and situations.
  • Look for ways to reduce cost and improve supplier lead times.

Ideal Candidate:

  • 3+ Years experience
  • Buying and Materials Planning/Supply Chain experience desirable
  • Working knowledge of MRP systems
  • IT proficient
  • Attention to detail, strong communication skills and eager to learn


  • Buyer/Planner
  • Coalville
  • 5x onsite to start, upto 1x wfh after probation
  • £28,000-£34,000 per annum

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