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Purchase Planner

Department: Purchasing

Reporting to: Demand & Forecasting Planning Manager

Holidays: 25 days

Location: Rochdale 

Salary: Competitive

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the forecasting and stock management of a profile of products and suppliers to ensure customer demand can be met working within company budgets and stock targets.  Managing quality issues with suppliers and re-acting to customer demand accordingly. 

Key duties/responsibilities:

1. Stock Management

  • Forecasting and stock management for a portfolio of products / suppliers
  • Set up and maintain min/max stock levels
  • Place and expedite purchase orders to ensure OTIF delivery.
  • Minimise ‘out of stocks’ 
  • Review slow moving/excess/obsolete stock and identify options for clearance etc
  • Managing promotional stocks of products to ensure they fit with sales plans
  • Placing bulk orders with suppliers and issuing regular call-offs 
  • Management of stock take process with external suppliers
  • Manage and monitor the movement of stocks between suppliers and ensure sufficient stocks are available to meet forecast demands 
  • Ensure monthly budget spend is adhered to in all currencies
  • update PO dates to ensure they are accurate as per the Mertex system
  • Ensure all stock is accurate on Mertex carrying out regular batch reconciliations where applicable.
  • Update the USD sheet regularly to forecast future shipments ensuring this is in line with Purchase order dates

 2. Product Development

  • Ensuring all data is collated to enable products to be set up on Mertex
  • Following up any relevant sampling/testing requirements from suppliers as required
  • Monitor relevant actions on the critical path to ensure deadlines are met
  • Ensure product specifications are set up and agreed with relevant suppliers in conjunction with the buyer

 3. Prices

  • Ensure product costs on the system are accurate and include all relevant costings including freight & duty

 4. Import Procedures

  • Import Duty/Freight calculations
  • Obtain costs for any airfreight & LCL shipments obtainining the relevant authorisation.
  • Manage container deliveries in line with warehouse capacity
  • Arrange and manage the shipment of goods from various suppliers

 5. Administration

  • Assist in reviewing and developing existing systems, document and change/improve accordingly
  • Raising Purchase Orders as required
  • Raising debit notes as required
  • Booking in of purchase orders
  • Any other administration duties in order to carry out all aspects of the role
  • Liaise with China office to support day to day activities 

 6. Quality control

  • Liaise with Group Fabric Technologist on the following:-
    • Product Specifications
    • Bulk submit/lab dip approvals
    • Testing requirements
  • Liaising with suppliers regarding quality issues until resolved
  • Ensure packing specifications are set-up and issued to suppliers 
  • Raise and resolve claims with relevant suppliers and issue debit notes accordingly
  • Ensure bulk submits are approved before shipment is arranged 

 7. Reporting Requirements

  • Out of stocks
  • Current supplier & quality issues
  • Slow moving/excess/obsolete stocks

 

Key attributes of Applicant:

Working for the industry leader in its sector the applicant must:

  • Possess a smart appearance and professional approach to the job
  • Excellent I.T skills with particular emphasis on excel. Ideally experience of the Reflex system
  • Having previous experience with Textiles would be an advantage.
  • Have previous experience in a demand planning role
  • Clear communicator both orally and written
  • Flexible, able to work under pressure and manage a number of priorities effectively
  • Happy to travel if so required

Please send your CV and covering letter to Keeley Brittain kbrittain@redwood-ttm.com


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We continue to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

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Things are changing day by day, minute by minute and we think it is important to keep you informed of our service levels during this time.

Following our update yesterday evening, it is clear that a large number of our customers are still able to keep working and many are making products for the NHS and Healthcare environments and continue to require fabric and other products. We want to reassure you:

 

 

PLEASE NOTE:

Our sister company Redwood TTM in Skelmersdale is continuing to manufacture medical equipment and mattresses for the NHS and Healthcare requirements at the request of the Government. Please let us know if they can help you with any medical products.

Call us or alternatively Redwood TTM on 01695 553 830 or email: sales@redwood-ttm.com

 

We intend to review things on a daily basis in line with government guidelines and will keep you informed of any changes via our website and social media.

Thank you very much in advance for your support and co-operation. Our thoughts are with you all and we hope you and your families keep safe and well during this difficult period.

 

With best regards

John Atherton

Managing Director

 

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