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Production Controller/Buyer

Mid Kent


My client, a well-respected global market leader within their field is looking for an organised and numerate Production Controller to join their fast-paced team.

The general purpose of this role is to ensure the on-time and, to budget delivery of all components required for each project.

Key duties include:

  • Making purchasing decisions that are cost-effective and within budget reporting any incidences where this is not possible
  • Proactively managing the project throughout: coordinating dates and deliveries; ensuring that enough time has been allowed and being aware and one step ahead of any changes as the project continues
  • Submitting reports for all supplier failures/errors and following compensation/complaint process
  • Proactively check the next day deliveries and collections to identify delays and react accordingly
  • Work collaboratively with management and the wider team to predict and prevent problems
  • Building and maintaining great supplier relationships to ensure the best service
  • Identify, voice and report on cost reduction opportunities
  • Assist with new product development
  • Contribute to accurate quotation of projects in support of future business

This right candidate will have/be:

  • Strong Administrative bias, with time management and scheduling experience
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, MS Office, Teams
  • Strong project management skills in planning, scheduling and controlling
  • Excellent numeracy skills
  • CIPS Level 3 or relevant experience in a similar role
  • The ability to work under pressure and meet demanding deadlines
  • Confident and assertive personality
  • Ability to work both individually and within a team
  • Good verbal communicative skills, coming across with professionalism and empathy

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in plush open plan offices, in a collaborative team environment within a stable business offering a competitive salary. This is your chance to join a company with a big global reach and excellent benefits, which will offer a great long-term career.

This role is being handled by Leah Hall, Permanent Specialist for Business Support for Pearson Whiffin Recruitment.

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