Planner Buyer

Job Title: Planner Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Aston, England
Salary: Competitive
Start Date: 2018-05-10
Reference: BH-82267
Contact Name: Max Robinson
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 11, 2018 10:57

Job Description

Planner Buyer - Pharmaceutical - North West - Permanent

A new role has come available for a planner buyer to join a Global Pharmaceutical company in the North West who are looking for a Planner Buyer within the Supply Chain team. 

The Planner Buyer position is a critical role in the Supply Chain team responsible for:



  • Material control on site and being the first point of contact on the site for all incoming material and supplier related activities.
  • Working closely with all functions across the value stream such as packaging development, quality, logistics, production and customer service.
  • Be accountable for the planning, ordering and control of incoming materials in line with best practice material management and procurement principles to ensure optimised service, order cost, material flows and inventories.
  • Feedback and collaborate with procurement personnel and suppliers to improve supplier relationships and supplier performance.
  • Monitor and maintain accuracy of all supply critical data fields in ERP system.

To join us as a Planner Buyer, you will need the following skills and experience:




  • Minimum 5 years experience within planning or procurement with knowledge of planning, procurement and control along the supply chain and associated systems
  • Previous experience of managing an ERP / MRP system (SAP ECC APO preferred)
  • Previous experience of working in the pharmaceutical or FMCG industry
  • Good organisational and prioritisation skills
  • Good communication skills,  self-starter and team player with ability to set and deliver high performance standards for self and team members
  • Highly numerate and strong ability to assimilate information from different sources to generate achievable plans
  • Undergraduate BA/BS degree in a related discipline

In return we will offer you a clean, safe and professional environment where you will be rewarded for your dedication and given the opportunity to really contribute.


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