First Base Employment Limited

Do you have experience working in a purchasing/procurement environment within a manufacturing/distribution business?

Our Gloucester based client is on an exciting journey of growth and we are looking for some positive and motivated people who are interested in developing their career.

The Role:

  • Lead the business material planning schedules and managing the movement of material through from receipt to production and manufacturing processes to ensure a consistent flow of products that satisfies customer demand
  • Integrate and develop processes that meet business needs across the organisation
  • Manage complex issues within functional areas of expertise
  • Be involved in long-term planning and forecasting of sales and how that translates into a procurement order profile
  • Expedite & prioritise materials both internally and externally by communicating with the Procurement team and other internal business functional contacts
  • Work closely with Suppliers to supply goods or services at the right cost, quality and delivery

Key Qualities:

  • Able to work under pressure and be assertive when required
  • Be self-motivated, driven and ambitious and a team player
  • Have good negotiation and commercial skills
  • Have a good standard of numeracy in order to analyse facts and figures
  • Have good oral and written communication and analytical skills
  • Be professional and respectful in their approach


  • 5-10 years of Operations, Business, Supply Chain manufacturing/distribution environment preferred or equivalent experience
  • At least 5 years’ experience working as a material planner and/or master production scheduler in a manufacturing, FMCG, environment
  • Excellent communication skills essential, both written and oral.
  • Computer literate – Microsoft Packages, Acumatica ERP system experience advantageous.
  • Degree or CIPS qualified preferable, but experience will also be considered

Full time, permanent role within easy access of M5 motorway

£35,000 – £40,000 per annum

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