Planning & Purchasing Manager - Herts - £45k

Reference: PrintMatch1205

This is a lovely client that's offering a fantastic opportunity to work within the management team of a specialist print company on the Herts/Cambs border.

Job Purpose

To effectively plan and manage the flow of customer orders  through the business, liaising with both internal departments and suppliers to ensure we achieve 100% OTIF delivery to our customers. To take responsibility for the purchasing of materials and negotiating with suppliers.

Person Profile

The ideal candidate will thrive in a pressurised environment excelling at being able to balance ever changing workloads. They will have excellent communication skills with the ability to negotiate and problem solve with the team but still be able to work autonomously. This role requires someone who is able to take a methodical but flexible approach whilst always being aware of the company goals.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plans and prepares production schedules
  • Ensuring collaboration between different staff in different departments;
  • Liaising with Account Managers to discuss setbacks in time or processes;
  • Draws up master schedule to establish sequence and lead time of each operation to meet shipping dates according to sales forecasts or customer orders.
  • Highlight the possibility of future demand exceeding capacity and recommend appropriate actions.
  • Troubleshoots problems that occur during production, including staff shortages and machinery malfunctions
  • Organises project paperwork, including purchase orders, and maintains records
  • Management of supply chain
  • Monitors production and raw material costs
  • To work within the remit of ISO9001

Skills & Experience Required for this Position

  • Good standard of education – ideally to degree or HND level, or equivalent experience within the print & packaging industry or a very similar manufacturing environment.
  • Numerical and Verbal reasoning and commercial awareness.
  • An ability to communicate at all levels.
  • Appreciation of customer service.
  • Tact and the ability to persuade and negotiate.
  • Demonstrates decisiveness with problem solving skills.
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to prioritise work.
  • Pro-active and enthusiastic approach
  • Team player
  • Understanding & experience of working within ISO9001.
  • Experience working to KPI’s
  • Computer Literate, ideal candidate will have experience of resource planning systems.

Flexibility may be required on occasions to accommodate workload.

Alternatively, we have a number of other vacancies we are currently dealing with across various categories that include: Account Manager, Account Executive, Account Director, Project Manager, Production Manager, Estimator, Buyer, Sales Manager, Sales Executive. Call us on 01279 772967 or 772968




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