Buyer / Planner

Buyer / Planner
  • £28,000 - £32,000 per Annum
  • Permanent
  • Liverpool, Merseyside, England, UK l208dy Liverpool Merseyside UK l208dy
Job Ref: J2158966
Sector: Engineering
Sub-sector: Chemicals
Date Added: 16 February 2021
Buyer/Planner required for a food manufacturer in the Liverpool area. Experience in the manufacturing, food or FMCG industries is ideal

Title: Buyer / Planner

Location: Liverpool

Salary: circa £30,000

SRG is working with a food manufacturer to source a Buyer / Planner. This is an integral role to the manufacturing process and as Buyer / Planner you will hold responsibility for managing a value stream, ensuring the source of materials and planning it through production and meeting customer demands.

Role description:

  • Manage the daily production schedule based on customer orders, availability of materials and manufacturing capacity
  • Coordinate the different business areas to solve any issues impacting production schedules
  • Support Root Cause Analysis and implement sustaining corrective actions to improve turnaround times
  • Liaise with customer service representatives to manage demand and forecasts

  • Negotiation of raw materials costs
  • Managing contract tender process for raw material supply
  • Review plans with Plant Managers to ensure asset utilisation
  • Own and deliver continuous improvement initiatives through cost savings and new/enhanced ways of working


  • Experience of purchasing/supply planning
  • Experience within the manufacturing industries - food/FMCG/packaging
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Good proficiency with MS Excel

If you would like to apply for this position, please use the link provided. For more information regarding this position or any others, please call Sam on 0161 888 2533.

SRG is the UK's number one recruitment company specialising in the scientific, engineering, clinical, pharmaceutical, food/FMCG, energy & renewables, biotech, chemical and medical device sectors.

As scientists ourselves, our specialist sector knowledge and our passion are second to none. It's this combination that makes us different. We're committed to providing outstanding temporary, contract and permanent career opportunities of all levels for our candidates and a comprehensive range of expert strategic recruitment services for our clients.

Keywords: food, FMCG, supply planning, buyer, production planning, purchasing, manufacturing, tenders, negotiation, plant production

18/03/2021 15:31:04
GBP 28000.00 32000.00 Annum
Contact Consultant:
Sam Badawy

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