Material Controller - Buyer

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    Preston, Lancashire

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  • Salary:

    £17000.00 - £22000.00 per annum

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    Jack Dawkins

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Job Title: Material Planner / Buyer

Location - Preston

Salary: £18-22k

Job profile

We are currently working with an award-winning luxury brand based in Preston. An opportunity has arisen within the Purchasing function, for a Material Planner to join and develop into a Buyer.

Main Functions of Role:

  • To create, process and transmit purchase orders for all raw material supplies to ensure minimum stock holding and on time delivery using an MRP System.
  • To support other business functions as required in processing purchase orders through to completion.
  • To liaise by telephone/e-mail with all suppliers as necessary to ensure on time supply of goods.
  • To process invoice queries relating to discrepancies in quantity, part number or description and pass for approval;
  • To liaise with the warehouse team leader to ensure appropriate supplier action is taken when required
  • To provide accurate information to support daily meetings with regards to any supplier actions.
  • To assist the purchasing department with administrative task as required.

Experience/ Personal Attributes:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience in a similar role preferably within a manufacturing environment. Must be willing to talk to people face to face (or over the phone) and build relationships.
  • Can do attitude and willingness to help others in solving problems.
  • Computer literate in the areas of Excel and have experience using MRP systems (not essential).
  • Contract:

This is a permanent position with growth potential based on successful completion of the probation period. Starting as a material planner it is hoped the successful candidate will grow the role into a full Buyer with increasing strategic responsibility.

For further information please contact Jack Dawkins -