We are a medium-sized manufacturing company based near Brighton in East Sussex. Currently in growth phase, we are looking for an experienced Production Scheduler/Buyer to join the team and contribute to the future growth of our well-established and respected Company. This is a great opportunity for an ambitious professional. The role will suit an individual who is looking to take their existing experience and skill set to the next level in the leading business within our sector.
Communicate widely within the business to understand upcoming demand for inclusion in planning and liaise closely with manufacturing to understand capacity and material supply issues.
Maintain effective and comprehensive planning of all live jobs, ensuring on time delivery in conjunction with factory team.
Negotiate effectively with suppliers, to ensure best value and item availability in line with planning requirements.
Utilise Lean and JIT principles to minimise inventory whilst not compromising availability.
Collect and analyse relevant data to feed in to planning and other processes.
Chair regular internal meetings with key contacts, to review progress and identify issues to resolve.
Raise and progress works orders.
Resolve discrepancies between goods received and purchase order requirements.
Develop manufacturing dashboard to report KPI’s.
Actively seek out opportunities for improvement of product, process or value.
Contribute to operational and strategic initiatives.
Skills and Competencies
You will have at least three years’ Production Scheduling and Buying experience within a manufacturing environment and most likely will be studying toward a professional qualification
Excellent analytical skills are a must; the ability to analyse large data sets, draw conclusions and feed in to planning activities is vital
Proficient in the use of MS Office
Experienced in planning and production control systems
Proven understanding of Lean Manufacturing Techniques and JIT
Strong Commercial Acumen.
Excellent negotiation skills
Organised and independent – you will be dealing with many demands simultaneously and need to organise your own work flow.
Team player –our success requires a broad set of skills, so working together is essential
What we're offering
This is a full-time permanent position. Previous relevant experience in a scheduling and buying role is essential. We offer 20-days holiday per year to start, rising to 25-days. A competitive salary is available for the right applicant and is negotiable depending on experience.
How to apply
Please send us your CV together with a covering letter explaining why you are the right person for this role. No agencies please