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    Bedford, Bedfordshire

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    Anna Baker

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A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated Buyer / Planner to plan and purchase a specified range of packaging components as required in the manufacturing functions of this FMCG companies supply chain. The role is based in Bedford.

Key responsibilities of the Buyer/Planner include:

  • Plan and purchase packaging items to maintain optimum stock levels to meet finished goods production planning.
  • Negotiate and track prices.
  • Maintain and promote good relationships with all stakeholders both externally and internally.
  • Maintain accurate systems data to include the creation and maintenance of additional product structure within ERP.
  • Create and maintain packaging specifications within the company document management systems.
  • Plan the implementation of new components.

Person Specification of the Buyer/Planer:

  • Previous experience in a purchasing or procurement or buyer role within an FMCG manufacturing industry
  • Knowledge of MRP systems
  • Confident in dealing with all levels of people in a professional manner.
  • Driven and motivated individual with a desire to progress.

This role will be well suited to you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a buyer, sourcing specialist, commodity manager, category manager, senior buyer, materials planner, materials controller or junior buyer.