Terex Corporation

Lead Materials Planner/ Buyer

Location GB-LEI-Coalville
Posted Date 7 days ago(2/15/2018 6:54 AM)
Job ID
# Positions
Supply Mgmt and Trans
Posting Location
Coalville - Leicestershire - UK


Reporting to the Materials Manager, you will be responsible for supporting the Materials Manager to lead and provide direction to the Purchasing team, in scheduling the flow of production parts from domestic and international suppliers to meet daily production demands. This will be achieved through the effective scheduling, ordering and expediting of parts to achieve an optimum level of inventory to efficiently support production.


  • Manage and develop a team to ensure goals and objectives of the organisation are met and that a safe work environment is provided for team members
  • Works with operations, planning and organizing all tasks.
  • Be a strong team player with ability to work effectively on cross-functional projects.
  • Review purchase request for material via MRP or manual purchase requisition.
  • Monitor purchase orders & net demand schedules to ensure required ‘need dates’ are achieved.
  • Must be able to develop excellent working relationship with both internal and external customers as well as suppliers.
  • Maintain supplier relationships in order to drive cost reductions while continually achieving the highest level of quality material.
  • Ability to interface with company and supplier senior management.
  • Excellent negotiation, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Plan & expedite the required material to ensure availability to meet production demand whilst maintaining inventory levels to a minimum and in line with set targets.
  • Issue demand forecasts to suppliers and verify requirements can be met to support facility production plan.
  • Report supply issues and assist in finding a solution.
  • You will be the point of contact for supplier invoice queries. You will assist the supply & production teams in the resolution and provide feedback to the finance teams.
  • Ensure system is set up with correct price, MOQ, lead time, safety stock & order policy.
  • Be proactive in reducing E & O inventory.
  • Ensure timely response to inventory queries.
  • Manage supplier Engineering Change with regard to pricing, scheduling & implementation.
  • Issue & Management of Tenders, Resourcing & Cost Saving Projects.
  • Liaise with’ freight forwards’ to ensure correct import documentation is submitted to HMRC.
  • Push for improved supplier performance & challenge to reduce supplier lead times.
  • Provide accurate & timely monthly reports.
  • Identify business risks
  • Any administration duties to support the job role.
  • Attend daily production meetings and representing the Purchasing team, as the trouble-shooter for the department
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the Materials Manager
  • Key Tasks
  • Buying responsibility for multiple suppliers in support of Production.
  • Ensure inventory levels are kept within set targets
  • Support efforts to reduce RAW & WIP inventory
  • Identify opportunities & support efforts to reduce cost
  • Lead point of contact for NPPD projects representing the Purchasing department.
  • Provide analysis and suggest actions on current stock holding in relation to existing excess reports & ABC classification
  • Issue and Management of Tenders, Resourcing and Cost Saving Projects.
  • Resolve, manage and control invoicing issues for the Purchasing team.
  • Ensure monthly HMRC import process is completed for purchasing team.
  • Perform some month Purchasing process to ensure compliance
  • Administration tasks associated with job role.
  • Perform additional duties at the request of the Materials Manager




  • CIPS / APICS or degree of a relevant discipline
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience covering at least 3 out of the 6 functional areas: - (Engineering Change/Demand Management/Inventory Management/Purchasing / Material Planning)
  • Good mathematical & analytical skills
  • Strong Communication Skills both verbal and written.
  • Good IT skills with demonstrable experience of MS Office especially MS Excel Intermediate Level


  • Demonstrate proficiency in statistics, forecasting and forecasting methods with an understanding of their financial and operational impact.
  • Demonstrated examples of Cost Savings Projects and Tender experience
  • Demonstrate examples of supply chain flow planning


 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Highest level of integrity, respect, honesty and trust
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Good Business Acumen
  • Self-motivated with high energy to drive for results
  • Must be able to work in a team environment and take a lead role on projects.
  • Ability to prioritise workload to meet deadlines in Manufacturing Environment
  • Negotiation skills
  • Customer focus
  • Dependable and committed  



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