Posted 3 years ago

Area : Rhyl

Salary : £25’000

Our Client has a permanent opportunity to join their Company.

Role Description

The Planner/Buyer will be responsible for processing purchase requisitions generated by the Production Operations Team or Purchasing Management Team and for converting those requisitions into Purchase Orders for the purpose of procuring raw materials and components to fulfil the Site Production plan.

The Planner/Buyer will be responsible for monitoring purchase order tracking systems, alerting management when orders have been filled and invoices from vendors have been issued or alternatively, where materials have not been received, answering vendor questions and providing them with additional order documentation as needed. The Planner/Buyer will be expected to source suppliers, evaluate the supply process and make short-term procurement decisions.

Essential Duties

·Responsible for the procurement of goods and services to support operational sites across the Prism Group.

·Responsible for the management of the inventory across key categories to maintain consistency of supply to production units.

·In conjunction with the Logistics Team, support the receipt of purchased materials and services and keep detailed records of purchases and stocks. Carefully monitor deliveries and action any past due shipments to minimise the risk of stock-outs.

·Build relationships with suppliers and manage their performance using scorecard methodology. Participate in or lead monthly/quarterly reviews for key categories and be prepared to challenge suppliers on delivery performance, quality and execution of supply. Document actions generated via these forums and maintain delivery performance data.

·Support Supplier compliance by liaising with the Quality Team to evaluate & monitor Suppliers who are approved or proposed as approved to supply materials or services to Prism Medical.

·Work closely with Manufacturing and understanding the Kanban systems and forward planning of materials.

·Work closely with the Finance Team, ensuring any invoice queries or NDIs are actioned daily and responses provided within agreed timescales.

·Action the creation or amendment of part codes in response to requests from Core Processing & Customer Service Teams.

·Identify cost savings by research into specific material categories and provide information to the Purchasing Manager detailing supply proposals.

·Support the Daily Operations Meeting by providing and updating information relating to supply threats and attending the meeting when required.

·Managing and responding to general queries relating to purchase of materials, suppliers and Logistics processes.

·Any other Planner/Buyer responsibilities generated through the needs of the business

Personal Characteristics

·Impeccable attention for detail and forward-thinking.

·Able to thrive in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

·Proactive, with good problem-solving skills, able to make decisions independently.

·Exceptional customer service – both internally & externally.

·Team player but able to work independently.

·Flexible approach to work and working hours.

·Excellent written and verbal skills.

Education & Experience

·Experience of Purchasing, Supply Chain and Finance.

·Familiar with ERP/MRP Systems including Access Supply Chain.

·Proficient in Microsoft Office applications: PowerPoint, Word and particularly Excel -(Minimum Intermediate level)

·Quality Knowledge ISO 9001, 13485, 14001 standards.

·Awareness of Supplier Management techniques & KPIs.

·Committed to professional personal development.

·Experience of Purchasing, Supply Chain and Finance.

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