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Buyer / Materials - Liverpool

Manufacturing / Production - Production / Manufacturing
Ref: 1018 Date Posted: Thursday 19 Apr 2018
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Entrust People are currently seeking a Buyer with experience in materials to join aGlobal Pharmaceutical business based in Liverpool on a rolling contract, initially on a 12 month basis with the possibility of extending long term.

The successful candidate will have experience in a MRP role in a manufacturing environment tied with the following: -

·         Strong working knowledge of MRP processes, materials management and purchasing.

·         Working knowledge of supply chain business processes; Shop Floor Control, Master Production Planning, Sales & Operations Planning.   

·         Experience of production planning and data analysis tools (e.g. SAP R/3, APO, Business Objects)

·         Strong communications skills

·         High level of attention to detail and adherence to process disciplines

·         Conversant with Microsoft office.

Key Responsibilities

·         Main contact supply chain contact for day to day activities. Attend daily production plan meetings, represent wider supply chain issues to the production team


·         Maintain production schedules and campaigns based on the master schedules. Implement master schedules to ensure the master schedule end dates and customer service commitments are met: 

Ø  Communicate the production plan in line with the master production schedule 

Ø  Ensure production plan and capacities are aligned and investigate any discrepancies 

Ø  Liaise with many groups of people including warehousing, QA and laboratories to ensure material is available to meet customer demand. Generate data to support demand consolidation and lab pre- S&OP processes.

Ø  Maintain schedules by reviewing work centres in APO/SAP and processing RR’s if necessary.

Ø  Prioritise and expedite product approvals as required, reviewing the status of outstanding deviations relating to required lots

Ø  Liaise with internal & external warehousing to schedule required material movements to support production activities.


·         MRP owner for Finished Goods Manufacturing.: 

Ø  Purchase of MRP items to support manufacturing operations

Ø  Liaison with Production supervision to ensure production continuity

Ø  Calculating material requirements using the exception report, or tank gauges or information from work tickets, calculating required delivery schedules accounting for lead times

Ø  Reviewing safety stocks, order quantities and lead times maintained in SAP.

Ø  Execute label changes in conjunction with artwork studio, PPM group & regulatory requirements


·         Investigate and resolve invoice discrepancies raw material/packaging suppliers. 


·          Generate data and lead supply chain metric review meetings with Team Leaders, MS&T, QA, Production Coordinators. Ensure failures are investigated and appropriate countermeasures implemented.  


·         Review and interpret inventory and provision reports on a monthly basis and ensure actions are followed through e.g. material dispositioned for destruction, expired materials etc. Maintain monthly financial data around days of stock.