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Buyer | Production Planner | Candle Shack
Sector:
Supply Chain
Job Type:
Permanent
Location:
Falkirk/Clackmannan
Exact Salary:
£competitive
Date Posted:
26-Oct-2021 05:10 PM
Ref #:
27443/1
Candle Shack | Buyer | Production Planner


Escape Recruitment are excited to be working with our exclusive entrepreneurial client, Candle Shack, who due to year on year growth have created two new roles within their busy Supply Chain Team.

 

Buyer

Candle Shack is growing their business fast and they cover an increasing and complex portfolio of products and services. The Buyer will be required to work closely with Production, Marketing, R&D and Customer Service teams and have responsibility for Procurement and Supplier Management activities for all spend under management ensuring material availability and product margin targets are achieved.


The role is a truly cross-functional role and will require excellent relationship management and negotiation skills.


Key Responsibilities will include:


  • Develop and implement procurement strategy for all categories, including indirect categories
  • Develop strong and effective relationships with key suppliers and internal stakeholders
  • Implement a suitable supplier performance programme to embed a continuous improvement culture with key suppliers and make data driven decisions
  • Negotiate contracts, improved prices, and terms of business with CS supply base and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practise tools and methods
  • Monitor market trends, competitor strategies and market suppliers
  • Act as first Escalation point to resolve price, quality, delivery, or invoice issues
  • Assess tenders and quotations from potential suppliers and make recommendations to Senior Management
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a culture of continuous improvement
  • Explore alternate suppliers for products and services


Knowledge and Experience required for the role:


  • A proven track record of operating as a Buyer within a manufacturing organisation
  • Experience of Supplier Management
  • Assertive, optimistic, and open to change
  • Commercially and financially aware
  • Confident decision maker
  • Ability to understand and interrogate ERP system
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean manufacturing experience
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Professional planning/Supply Chain qualification desirable


Production Planner

Escape Recruitment are excited to be working with our exclusive entrepreneurial client, Candle Shack, who due to year on year growth have created a new role for a Demand/Production Planner within their busy Supply Chain Team.


Candle Shack's business is growing fast and they cover an increasing and complex portfolio of products and services. The Demand/Production Planner will be required to work closely with Production, Procurement, Marketing and Customer Service teams producing production plans based upon most up to date sales forecast information to ensure that orders are produced in line with external and internal customer requirements.


The role is a truly cross-functional role and will require excellent relationship management skills to work across S&OP remit.


Key Responsibilities will include:


  • Produce and communicate capacity and production plans for all Operations
  • Plan and schedule workflow for each manufacturing cell area according to data provided through Insights and Sales Forecasts
  • Ensure ERP data accuracy is maintained through regular housekeeping of planning data
  • Review BOM, safety stocks, Kanban levels and master data as required
  • Produce capacity plan details to enable forward planning of production and fulfilment areas in tandem with Operations Management
  • Contribute to S&OP process, producing data and analysing sales detail as required
  • Undertake associated projects - stock, planning and production, master data actions etc
  • Carry out forecasting and inventory analysis to support future purchasing decisions
  • Hold daily production meetings with production areas and produce and update KPIs as appropriate
  • Provide mentoring and guidance to planning team
  • Determine and implement appropriate planning processes within the business


Responsibilities and knowledge for the role:


  • Proven experience of working in a similar Production or Demand Planning role within low to medium manufacturing
  • Experience of working with multiple SKUs
  • Ability to understand and interrogate ERP system
  • Ability to understand Kanban and safety stock levels
  • Continuous Improvement/Lean manufacturing experience
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Professional planning/Supply Chain qualification desirable


 

If you are looking to develop your Supply Chain career within a Values Driven, Passionate and Entrepreneurial Growing Organisation then please apply below or email your CV to Shuna.Boyle@escaperecruitment.com

 

Escape Recruitment are appointed recruiters for Candle Shack and direct applications will be forwarded to Escape for consideration.


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