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Purchase Planner

  • Location

    Rochdale, Greater Manchester

  • Sector:

    Office Services

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  • Contact:

    Tia Chetram

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

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Position: Purchase Planner

We are currently working on behalf of one of our clients who are looking for a Purchase Planner to join their team. In this role you will be responsible for the forecasting and stock management of a profile of products and suppliers to ensure customer demand can be met working within company budgets and stock targets. Managing quality issues with suppliers and re-acting to customer demand accordingly.

Key duties/responsibilities:

  • Forecasting and stock management for a portfolio of products / suppliers
  • Set up and maintain min/max stock levels
  • Place and expedite purchase orders
  • Review slow moving/excess/obsolete stock and identify options for clearance etc
  • Placing bulk orders with suppliers
  • Management of stock take process with external suppliers
  • Manage and monitor the movement of stocks between suppliers and ensure sufficient stocks are available to meet forecast demands
  • Ensure monthly budget spend is adhered
  • Monitor relevant actions on the critical path to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ensure product costs on the system are accurate and include all relevant costings including freight & duty
  • Import Duty/Freight calculations
  • Obtain costs for any airfreight & LCL shipments obtaining the relevant authorisation.
  • Manage container deliveries in line with warehouse capacity
  • Arrange and manage the shipment of goods from various suppliers
  • General administration
  • Liaise with Group Fabric Technologist
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding quality issues until resolved
  • Ensure packing specifications are set-up and issued to suppliers
  • Raise and resolve claims with relevant suppliers and issue debit notes accordingly
  • Ensure bulk submits are approved before shipment is arranged

Key attributes:

  • Possess a smart appearance and professional approach to the job
  • Excellent I.T skills with particular emphasis on excel.
  • Having previous experience with Textiles would be an advantage.
  • Have previous experience in a demand planning role
  • Clear communicator both orally and written
  • Flexible, able to work under pressure and manage a number of priorities effectively
  • Happy to travel if so required