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Materials Planner (Part Time)

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£23,000 - £26,000 pro rata + excellent benefits
Closing date
3 Dec 2020

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Planning, Purchasing, Supply Chain
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Materials Planner (Part Time)

Job ref: 62726 | £23,000 - £26,000 pro rata + excellent benefits | Oxfordshire

The company

This role is working for a fast growing and highly respected ambient food manufacturer which is a world-class leader within their market sector. Through constant creativity, they provide top quality, innovative products that deliver a high degree of customer satisfaction.

The job

The business is looking to appoint a part time Materials Planner to join their busy Supply Chain & Operations Team.

You will be responsible for:

  • Raising and placement of purchase orders and associated administration for all raw materials and traded goods
  • Using and maintaining the Materials Requirements Planning system (MRP) to enable accurate and timely purchasing decisions
  • Liaising with key suppliers, building an effective partnership
  • Ensure “best value” is achieved on purchase decisions
  • Monitor inbound deliveries, working closely with the Goods-in and Warehouse teams and ensure all freight and shipping documentation is complete
  • Production and circulation of Management reports

Your experience

We are looking for someone with solid experience of MRP systems and processing of imported goods. You will have strong knowledge and experience of stock management and purchasing of food componentry.

You should be able to plan and organise your own workload and manage multiple conflicting priorities, working as part of a team sharing the same goals. You will have strong Excel and analytical skills with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

If you would like to work in an environment where you can truly make things happen; where your opinions count and your actions lead to results, then this is a great place for you. The company loves creative, driven, and energetic people who thrive on the energy of others.

More details

The Materials Planner job is based in Oxfordshire and is paying £23,000 - £26,000 pro rata according to experience.

This is a part-time role working ideally 3 days or 20 hours per week, although there is flexibility on hours to suit your circumstances.

The business provides excellent benefits including generous holiday allowance, holiday purchase scheme, pension scheme, healthcare plan, retailer discounts, childcare vouchers, cycle to work scheme and free car parking.

How to apply

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b3 jobs is a professional, friendly, and progressive food recruitment consultancy established in 2000 dedicated to the food manufacturing industry. We are a market leader for permanent jobs within food and drink manufacturing throughout the UK. All our consultants have considerable recruitment experience so you can be confident they have your best interests at heart when finding the perfect job for you.

Alternate job titles

Planning Coordinator | Inventory Planner | Supply Planner | Demand Planner | Raw Materials Coordinator | Supply Chain Coordinator | Food Ingredients Planner | Supply Chain Planner | Food Manufacturing Jobs | Oxfordshire


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