Posted: 26 Jan 2024
Position Overview: The Planner/Buyer is a crucial role within our organization, focused on ensuring the optimal procurement of raw materials, components, and related supplies necessary for efficient production. This position involves a blend of analytical skills, strategic thinking, and effective communication to ensure that procurement activities align with production needs, cost objectives, and quality standards.Key Responsibilities:
- Comparative Analysis of Purchase Orders: Regularly compare and verify purchase orders against forecasted requirements for raw materials and components, ensuring adequate supplies for uninterrupted production.
- Market Trend Analysis: Review and analyze statistical data to identify buying trends and volumes. Establish price objectives and identify opportunities based on market trends.
- Supplier Evaluation and Selection: Investigate potential suppliers to evaluate their capability, service, cost, and overall suitability. This includes reviewing comparison charts and proposals, and negotiating prices for non-standard or larger orders.
- Quality and Cost Management: Analyze sources for raw materials, packaging materials, parts, services, and other necessary production items. Ensure these purchases meet both cost and quality standards.
- Supplier Performance Monitoring: Examine trends related to discrepancies in order quantity, price, and late deliveries to assess and report on supplier performance.
- Data Compilation and Analysis: Collect and analyze procurement-related data. This includes the scheduling and movement of materials and services, aiding in the forecasting process.
- Process Improvement Recommendations: Continuously seek opportunities to improve procurement processes. Make recommendations to management for enhancements or changes that could benefit the organization.
- Negotiation and Communication: Effectively negotiate with suppliers and maintain clear, professional communication to establish and maintain beneficial relationships.
- Proven experience in a similar Planner/Buyer role.
- Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
- Excellent negotiation and communication abilities.
- Kledge of market trends and supplier evaluation techniques.
- Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
- Proficiency in data analysis and procurement software.
- Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or a related field.
This role is integral to the smooth operation of our production processes and requires a dynamic, detail-oriented individual who can navigate the complexities of procurement and supply chain management. The ideal candidate will bring a strategic approach to buying, a keen eye for detail, and the ability to forge strong supplier relationships.