Material Planner

  • Position: Material Planner
  • Industry: Commercial > Purchasing
  • Location: Lincoln , Lincolnshire

  • Job Type: Full Time, Permanent
  • Salary: £25K

Job Description

Material Planner / Buyer
Lincoln, Full Time, Permanent, £25,000

Our established, highly successful and reputable Lincoln based client is looking to recruit a Material Planner / Buyer on a full time, permanent basis.

Key Responsibilities


  • Responsible for own range of suppliers
  • Purchasing within team budget
  • Raise purchase orders with the correct balance between quantity, price and delivery costs
  • Prevent stock outs by forward planning, monitoring low stock products and investigating the possibility of alternative supply
  • Liaise with suppliers regarding delivery dates
  • Drive lead times and order quantities down without impacting on transport costs or delivery performance

Stock Management

  • Update re-order parameters according to supplier conditions and the nature of the product
  • Maintain forecast information and monitor products that are over/under stocked
  • Ensure product flow is as smooth as possible, considering factors such as space and demand


  • Liaise with the Product Development Team providing information on new products and improvements to current ranges

Candidate Requirements

  • Organised and methodical
  • Motivated to succeed
  • Self Starter
  • Attention to detail and follow tasks through to completion
  • Good communication and negotiation skills

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate previous similar experience, be enthusiastic in their approach to work and enjoy working as part of a busy team.

Thank you for your interest in this vacancy and good luck with your application.

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