Buyer / Scheduler

Posted 28/05/2024 by Wanzl

Tibshelf, Derbyshire
£1 - £35,000/annum

Title of Position Buyer / Scheduler

Nature of appointment Permanent Contract

Main Place of Work Wanzl, 1 Saw Pit Lane, Tibshelf, Alfreton, DE55 5NQ

Reporting to Head of Supply Chain

Hours 40 hours per week, however your attention is drawn to the requirement for flexibility.

Location Site based at Wanzl Tibshelf; Travel will be required to Warwick / Suppliers/ Customers as needed.

Job Description

As the Buyer / Scheduler, you are primarily responsible for the ongoing procurement of materials, components, and equipment. Assume full responsibility for planning requirements and supply chain management to ensure timely (scheduled) deliveries of goods are delivered on time, aligned with customer demand. As a buyer/scheduler, you will also be responsible for ensuring stock levels are maintained and meet the business requirements.

Key Responsibilities


  • Plan, schedule, and monitor goods and services to meet the production requirements of the company employing such techniques but not limited to JIT, Kanban, Blanket POs, and Reschedules.
  • Ensuring raw materials, components and production supplies are ordered accurately and are delivered on-time to support assembly / distribution / Installation shcedules.
  • Manage inventory and safety stock levels, optimizing service performance with the most effective use of capital.
  • Set-up and maintain material, supplier, and planning system data in the MRP/ERP system.
  • Perform Root Cause Counter Measure when shortages occur.
  • Support and provide direction regarding material availability or limitations against inventory / Installation plans and develop action plans to address.
  • Gather necessary resources to address action items and follow up on all material shortage-related issues.
  • Manage inventories to ensure continuous customer supply while maximizing stock turns.
  • Engage in key stakeholder management with engineering, production, intercompany sales, and operations functions.
  • Communicates/elevates issues as needed to stakeholders. Actively interact with Business segments, quality, warehousing & transportation to solve material issues & react to consumption patterns.
  • Analyse data using Excel, creating pivot charts to identify key areas for supplier performance improvements.
  • Follow up on quality issues to drive resolution with supplier and internal team.
  • Work with supply base to ensure material availability; quickly resolving any gaps in availability, capacity, quality, and cost to minimize business impact.
  • Accurate and timely reporting of key measurables such as Supplier delivery metrics.
  • Special projects and new project development as assigned.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Extensive Experience of material buying and planning in a manufacturing / Distribution setting.
  • Experience with MRP / ERP systems.
  • Experience in supply chain management and inventory control.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (especially Word, Excel, Visio and Project).
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills; ability to communicate with an analytical approach.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and build strong relationships with external partners.
  • Must be a highly motivated self-starter and be able to work under ambiguity.
  • Must be organized and able to balance multiple priorities appropriately.
  • Must be goal-focused and committed to completing task.
  • Logical thinking with creative problem-solving ability.
  • Detail-orientated, highly motivated, patient, and diligent.
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