Junior Planner Buyer

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Up to £22,000 per annum + Benefits
11 Jun 2019
25 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

This position is a great opportunity of a person to grow their skills and responsibilities for planning subcontract work and factory output and managing a number of purchasing supply chains to ensure customer demands are met.  Full training and coaching will be given so no direct experience of planner/buyer roles will be needed but would be an advantage.  However, the position requires someone with a great sense of urgency and drive to make things happen and an ability to understand elongated and complex material demand chains where forward planning is essential.


  • Manage subcontract painting process and demands, including work load creation, workload balancing, raw material despatch and arrival. Small batch sample and re-work control.
  • Inventory monitoring and supplier order and delivery structuring.
  • MRP and KANBAN review, forecast management, and vendor collaboration ensure product availability in a high-SKU multi product situation.
  • Monitoring and actioning in-stock and delivery status of raw materials to take expediting steps and share accurate materials availability information with key internal stakeholders.
  • Labour planning to ensure effective and efficient use of direct labour.
  • Use of the company ERP system and other company technology platforms to monitor material demand and customer requirements.
  • Basic understanding of MS Excel essential.


  • No direct planner/buyer experience necessary but preferred
  • Experience of factory environment for electro-mechanical assembly preferred but not essential
  • Computer literate in MS Excel and Word
  • GCSE / A Level or equivalent qualified
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident and enthusiastic personality required for supplier and internal interactions and negotiations.

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