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Buyer / Planning Administrator

Buyer / Planning Administrator

Real Time Recruitment Solutions https://www.rtrs.co.uk

Position – Buyer / Planning Administrator

Type – Contract

Location – Southend

Rate –   £20.50 per hour PAYE

Duration – 6 Months +

Hours – Typically 37 hours per week

Start Date – ASAP ?


Job Role – Buyer/Planning Administrator

Responsible for purchasing and negotiating materials from vendors
Ensuring suppliers meet their delivery commitments (ASN & PO confirmation), through regular calls and communications
Resolve and delivery delays with the supplier and escalate where support is required
Expedite material when required
Work with suppliers on reducing Lead Times and improving delivery performance
Evaluates vendor quotes and services and support to identify the most desirable suppliers


Min 3 years’ experience in material planning / buyer activities
Works well under instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job
Works under immediate supervision but is self-motivated
Ability to identify opportunities for improvement and implement where required
Strong material expediting experience
Strong communication and influencing skills
Manage and resolve conflict
Experience working across global supply chains ideally in BTS, metals stamping, moulding commodities
Knowledge of SAP

Revised spec – updated for candidate

Experience of supporting forecasting and planning teams in a manufacturing environment
Confident creating reports in Excel using VLOOKUP and pivots
Self-directed and confident to approach colleagues and suppliers to find out what they need to know
Self motivated and confident meeting new people
Articulate in writing and conversation in person and over ‘phone/email.
Experience of expediting orders (pulling in and pushing out) with suppliers
Creation of daily report metrics using SAP transaction data
SAP administrator with experience of :
– Goods receipting/booking in
– PO entry and amendment
– Invoice and quantity queries
– ASN creation
– Generation overdue and PO acknowledgement reports (ZRC_Pursched)
– Inventory querying – MD04
– Bill of materials
– Material masters

Strong material expediting experience

Working with suppliers to resolve delivery constraints across global supply base

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