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Raw Materials Planner

  • Location: Nottinghamshire
  • Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted 7 months ago

  • Sector: General Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Contact: Luke Dugdale
  • Contact Email:
  • Start Date: Asap
  • Expiry Date: 10 February 2022
  • Job Ref: BBBH529_1641906812


We are seeking an experienced Raw Materials Buyer who will be responsible for all aspects of purchasing raw materials and other commodities. Must be experienced in purchasing different raw materials including aluminium, steel, steel plate, and titanium.Ideally with an aerospace background/experience


  • Develop and maintain relationships with strategic suppliers and act as the material lead for bids
  • Develop all aspects of the materials supply chain, including negotiations and contract development, qualifications, delivered quality and establishment of performance standards
  • Obtain quotes for material and resources
  • Raise and obtain approval for purchase orders
  • Manage and expedite to required lead-times
  • Develop and utilize metrics to drive continuous improvements of on time delivery, inventory management and vendor service levels
  • Support data gathering and analysis for key meetings - Business Reviews, Rate readiness and Management meetings
  • Attend daily operational meetings to provide updates from the supply chain and implement daily actions
  • Support annual spend and budget forecasting
  • Identify opportunities to drive improvements in service levels to internal stakeholders
  • Cost Reduction - provide ideas to support departmental targets
  • Interface with Finance to resolve any invoice discrepancies regarding material purchased
  • Interface with quality department regarding circumstances surrounding rejected raw material and communicate revised customer certifications
  • Frequently source new suppliers/research new products and what material is needed for their manufacture
  • Review customer specs to determine and create a network of approved suppliers
  • Knowledge of different raw materials and their physical properties including but not limited to aluminium, steel, steel plate, titanium etc.
  • Knowledge of Lean manufacturing principles
  • Knowledge of working under AS9100
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning and resource allocation
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for moving goods by air, sea, or road
  • Knowledge of raw materials and how purchasing functions relate to production processes or methods
  • Knowledge of machining and manufacturing principles, methods and techniques
  • Ability to perform financial analysis and assess the relevant benefits and costs of a situation

Position Requirements

  • Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply (CIPS) desired or working towards the qualification


  • Procurement or operational experience or equivalent in a customer facing role

Key Competencies:

  • Commercial awareness
  • Supplier and Stakeholder Relationship Management

Other skills/Abilities Skills:

  • Ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Organised
  • Tenacious Abilities:
  • Communication - written and verbal
  • Team player Personal Attributes:
  • Positive "can do attitude"
  • Adaptable and flexible to new ideas and ways of working