Interim Planner/Buyer - Belfast

1st Executive
GBP100 - GBP150 per day +
21 Jan 2019
20 Feb 2019
Adam Dennison
Job Level
Buyer, Planner
Full Time
  • Interim Planner/Buyer
  • £100-150p/d, Belfast

A Supply Chain Planning/Buying professional is required for an exciting role in Belfast providing support to the Supply chain function as a Planner/Buyer for a Global500 energy and utilities organisation, and world leader. A fantastic opportunity to develop your experience in a fast-paced, dynamic function.


  • Perform and manage the procurement of both direct and indirect material for the support of a manufacturing plant via the Oracle ERP system.
  • Procure and/or schedule an inbound supply chain to align with requirements while supporting plant inventory targets. Adheres to corporate policies and guidelines for the procurement and control of direct and indirect material.
  • Ensure that purchasing documents are processed completely and accurately and submitted on-time to suppliers; responsible for maintaining correct costs and data entry and follows the complete procurement process from PO submission to invoicing.
  • Ensure replenishment, call off and supplier managed inventory process are maintained and managed to ensure on time delivery and inventory levels are maintained.
  • Manages component change and the introduction of new parts through the planning process.
  • Monitor and report key performance metrics, including supplier on-time delivery, order execution, supplier payments et al
  • Communicating and working through any issues that could impact the manufacturing process and elevating concerns as necessary.
  • Works closely with Sourcing to deliver deflation and persistently looks for and communicates opportunities for cost reduction / avoidance.
  • Assists the Materials team in maintaining accurate physical vs. perpetual inventory records, safety stocks, supplier forecasts, etc.
  • Conduct functional training for Planner/Buyers as well as rolling out communication and provide subsequent training that is a result of system changes and/or enhancements.

Required Skills:

  • 18-24 months' Supply Chain Planning experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of Supply Chain concepts and application
  • Strong analytical and planning skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Oracle system experience