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Buyer/Planning Assistant

Branch:Yeovil
Location:Crewkerne
Contract:Contract
Salary:£22000 - £25000 Per Annum Pro Rata - 6 month FTC
Benefits:Free parking
Start Date:ASAP
Job Ref: YO13849
Posted: 11/09/2017
Job Description

Smart Recruitment is currently recruiting on behalf of a global engineering organisation that has a division of their company based in Crewkerne, Somerset.
We are currently supporting them with seeking 2 x Contract positions for Buyer/Planning Assistants.

In simple terms, they need someone who can assist in managing the production schedule within their planning department : this includes machining, assembly, test and kitting. The position will involve close co-operation and co-ordination with the purchasing teams.

They need someone who can:

  • Issue Work Orders and coordinate with production supervisors
  • Update and issue excel reports to maintain strong communication in the team
  • Inform the Sales teams of late items
  • Issue production lead-times
  • Assist with purchasing
  • Plan for Kits and Assemblies
  • Conduct Capacity planning

You will need to be organised and methodical, with the ability to work to deadlines.

Other qualities required in order to be considered for this role:

  • Results driven
  • Detail orientated
  • Analytical
  • Literate and Professional Communicator
  • Comfortable with IT systems
  • Relationship builder with key stakeholders (internal and external)
  • Supply Chain Experience would be beneficial
  • Persistence / determination with “can do” attitude


We are ideally looking for an immediate start for these roles, for a contract that will last 6 months, and is open to extension.