Buyer / Planner

Employer Information

Greiner Packaging


T: 028 87723131


Role: Buyer / Planner
Hours: 38 hrs per week
Salary: £28,000/annum
Department: Supply Chain

The Company
Greiner Packaging Ltd in Dungannon are part of the Greiner Group and one of the most important European manufacturers of packaging, with a major network of production facilities in Europe and worldwide. The Dungannon site was founded in 1972 and was successfully incorporated into the Greiner Packaging Group network in 2006, significantly strengthening our market position in the UK. We are a major manufacturer of thermoformed pots for the food/non-food and dairy industry and have a reputation for providing top class products and excellent customer care. We supply Thermoformed, Injection moulded and Injection stretch blow moulded plastic packaging for FMCG products in food and non-food markets. We offer decoration with direct print, in mould labelling and “k3” printed cardboard wrap. We are a founding member of the UK Plastic Pact and are committed to building a circular economy for our plastic packaging products. The Dungannon site is proud of its position as the second most energy efficient plant in the European Greiner group and the company has received assistance over recent years from both Invest Northern Ireland and the Carbon Trust.
Greiner Packaging employs a team of just over 300 permanent colleagues in Dungannon. 85% of its customers are in GB with a further 10% in the Republic of Ireland. Since Greiner acquired the original Wilsanco Plastics business in 2006, the site has seen a 300% increase in sales, 20% employment growth and over £24 million in investment with further investment planned for 2021. From a people perspective the business gained the prestigious Gold Investors in People Award in August 2019, demonstrating its commitment to investing in its people and most recently gained the Bronze Diversity Mark Award in August 2020. The site is also SMETA approved.

The Role
Establish, co-ordinate, manage and operate procurement activity in accordance with policies, procedures and budget.   
To ensure efficient, on-time, lean management of material and services’ ordering, at best price with best quality. Adherence to planned schedule to meet customer expectations OTIF providing world class customer service.  
Maintain & manage inventory in keeping with company targets 
Taking responsibility for internal & external schedule management of materials for production, ensuring availability of material to enable production to run smoothly, working with suppliers on lead times and delivery dates. 
A full & comprehensive overview of resource capacity, identifying potential constraints & implementing recovery plans 
Essential Criteria
GCSE A-C Grades in English & Maths and a minimum of a BTEC Diploma or NVQ Level 2 or 3 
Minimum of 2 years’ experience in material / production planning, inventory management, or related position 
Proficient use of ERP/MRP systems 
Highly numerate with advanced Excel and data extraction skills 
Excellent communication skills, both verbal & written 
Strong analytic, problem solving, organizational and time management skills 
Experience of manufacturing processes & supply chain management, within a fast-paced manufacturing environment 
A thorough understanding of quality, hygiene and safety standards 

  • Permanent
  • Dungannon
  • Closing date: Wednesday 25 May 2022
  • Salary: £28000
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