Planning and Purchasing Manager – Maternity Cover

£34,000 - £38,000 / Yearly
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Signature recruitment have partnered with a well-known Packaging company in the hunt for a dedicated and accomplished Planning and Purchasing Manager (Maternity Cover) Due to this role being maternity cover the contract will be from July 2022 to September 2023.

The first few weeks of this role will be office based only as you get to grips with the role and the company and as you receive a full brief and handover from the current Planning and Purchasing manager. After this Hybrid is an option, but you will need to have days in the office and plant in order to successful fulfil the roles needs.

Working within the companies Bristol office, you will be responsible for the coordination of the order flow and production planning. You will work to ensure the customer orders are efficiently transformed into finished goods.

You will lead a small team of three Purchasing Planners, ensuring the team are performing to the highest standards, proving leadership will be integral to this role.


  • Order fulfilment: Fulfil customer demands through the most efficient use of resources
  • Procurement: Manage supplier performance and identify and deliver procurement savings
  • Planning: Sales and Operational Planning. Material and manufacturing resource planning, Production planning.
  • Inventory management.
  • Reporting: Monthly Performance Report, Tracing KPIS
  • Managing your team: Develop talent, Positive engagement. Creating a Strong Morale and Goal Setting structure within the team
  • Relationship management: Establish and integrate cross functional way to work between the functions of the plant and between the plant and corporate functions in order to assist the flow of communication



  • Supply Chain experience
  • Experience in leading and developing a team
  • ERP, MRP knowledge (SAP – advantage) Strong Excel capabilities (PowerPoint and Word)
  • Data analysis experience

This is a full-time role, working Monday-Friday 9am – 5:00pm (Start and finish times can vary). Salary is £34,000 – £38,000. After Initial training, the role would be available in a hybrid fashion, this role is not suitable for someone looking for a work from home role as you will need to be on site a few times a week to ensure things are running smoothly and efficiently.

Should you be able to work these days and meet the requirements outlined, please get in contact with Lilly at Signature today!

Whilst we will endeavor to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful but we will keep your details on file for future opportunities


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