Job Summary


£17.50 per hour






ET 1645

Date Posted


Buyer Planner

Job Description

We are looking for an experienced Buyer Planner for an engineering company who design and manufacture assemblies that are used in a range of industrial equipment. The Crewe facility is responsible for the design, development and NPI of Analysis products. These products are an essential sub-system in the manufacture of silicon chips for the electronic industry as well as in renewable technologies such as photo-voltaic panels.

The successful applicant for this Buyer Planner role will be responsible for performing the physical and administrative tasks involved in the purchasing, planning and execution of production targets.

Your tasks:

  • Run MRP and purchase the required materials accordingly.

  • Liaise on a daily basis with the senior buyer, production supervisor, planning, finance and warehouse colleagues to ensure optimal material availability so that production targets are met.

  • Provide “material clear” dates to planning team, as part of the planning process for new orders received.

  • Place non-ERP orders for consumables and support other departments on site – Service, R&D.

  • Chase overdue and unacknowledged orders and update the ERP system

  • Establish a good rapport with the production & warehouse team and build effective relationships to ensure seamless communication.

  • Be prepared to contribute to their own learning and development within the role.

Your profile:

  • Experience in purchasing, production environments, planning, MS software. Able to work with quickly and efficiently with business system software e.g. Priority.

  • As a skilled specialist, complete tasks in creative and effective way.

  • Ability to drive continuous improvement of processes and systems. Practical knowledge of Lean principles and methodologies would be an advantage.     

  • Work on assignments requiring considerable judgment and initiative.

  • Understand implications of work and makes recommendations for solutions.

  • Completion of high school, vocational training or equivalent is preferred. 

  • Determine methods and procedures on new assignments. May provide guidance to other non-exempt personnel.

We offer:

  • Future-oriented technology environment

  • Collegial team atmosphere

  • Annual performance bonus and compensation plan

  • Private health and dental insurance as well as pension plan

Longer-term income protection

Next Step

For more details on this vacancy contact Peter Green by phone:07933167104 or if you would like to email your cv. press the apply button below.