• by White Label Recruitment
  • Location Rochdale, Greater Manchester, UK
  • Salary £25,000 - £30,000 / year
  • 95 days ago
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Job Description:

Are you a Supply Chain Professional looking for your next role in Manufacturing/Engineering?


I am very excited to be recruiting for a Buyer/Planner to work with my client with the role paying between £25k-£30k – negotiable depending on experience. The company are a reputable manufacturing/engineering business originally established in the 1980’s with an excellent reputation in their respective industry. The business is based on the Lancashire/Yorkshire border and are easily commutable from Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Burnley, Bolton, Rochdale and Oldham.


This is a company with long standing agreements with their customers and suppliers who have one of the most advanced products of its kind across Europe.


This role will be for a driven, self-starter who can help take this business to the next level specifically by strengthening the purchasing and inventory side of their supply chain function.


Overview of the Role day to day:

Each day will be different but could involve the following: -


  • Review orders and stocks to determine materials requirements
  • Capacity Planning
  • Manage inventory levels against current value and availability targets
  • Manage Kanban items
  • Support the team in the absence of the Purchasing and Logistics Manager
  • Develop planning strategies to improve alerts to supplier base.
  • Maintain Product Costings and price variations.
  • Revise production schedules as and when required.
  • Detailed Stock analysis
  • Reviewing stock and material spend as a monthly, quarterly, yearly figure and look at the bigger picture with a view to making improvements and cost savings.

Essential requirements:

  • Open to manufacturing industry experience as long as they are driven and a self starter. Candidates must have a proven background within a supply chain role covering planning, purchasing & inventory management.
  • MRP experience
  • Ability to implement process changes and ensure a strategic approach is taken to suppliers i.e finding alternative suppliers, supplier reduction, price reductions, implement SLA;’s


Desirable Requirements:

  • Experience in supervising/leading a team or mentoring.
  • Have strong Excel skills covering Macros, Vlookups & Pivot Tables
  • Good attitude towards work and career.


Extra notes:

  • Business turnover circa £10m.
  • Just over 60 employees on site.
  • Part of a Supply Chain Team of 6.
  • Relaxed and open culture.
  • Flexible and helpful team environment.


They are offering a competitive salary £25 -£30k, holidays days start at 20 but rise to 25 days after a years’ service the working hours are Monday – Thursday 9am – 5pm and 8.30 – 4.30pm on a Friday.


Interviews will be held over the next week and I would advise that if you are interested, you submit your CV now to avoid missing out!


  • Job Type Permanent, Full Time
  • Additional Salary Info salary is negotiable depending on experience
  • Work Authorisation No
  • Industry Sector Manufacturing