Buyer and Planner Job - R&D Hub

Job description


  • Procure materials for various projects according to demand from the project managers. Prioritize, schedule and monitor critical material orders and negotiate with vendors globally.
  • Develop roadmaps  and work alongisde supplier and commodity management as part of the commodity strategy.
  • Negotiate better deals with current suppliers and source new raw materials and suppliers and manage the onboarding process. The main aim is to provide strategic influence in building value-added relationships with all third party vendors.
  • Conduct market research to continuously improve process, abiding by regulations and achieving continuous improvement.
  • Maintain and develop MRP including the placement of purchase orders, updating of pricing and following up on completed orders.
  • Develop master schedule for all orders incoming and outgoing using ERP systems depending on customer needs, supplier capacity and changes in forecasts.
  • Develop strategy for inventory reduction and cost optimization, minimising or eliminating wasteful purchasing.
  • Review materials, capacity and functionality wth relevant divisions to ensure the planning and control process is supported by accurate BOMs, routings, yields and objectives.
  • Agree production schedules with management and drive adherence of this plan.
  • Establish quality systems policy and appropriate rugulations to manage all supplier interactions and dealings.


  • Third level degree and/or APICS, IIPMM or equivalent qualification
  • 3 years experience in a manufacturing supply chain environment
  • Strong working knowledge of oracle supply chain functionality is preferable
  • Good working knowledge of Excel
  • Strong negotiation, planning and purchasing skills

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