Trainee Planner/Estimator/Buyer

Main duties
• To interpret customer engineering drawings and specifications
• To prepare accurate costs for materials, labour and services IFS ERP system to prepare customer quotations
• To respond to technical queries raised by customers and suppliers
• To provide detailed manufacturing steps including tooling, bills of material and process routings
• To work in conjunction with MRP and the Supply Chain management to optimise the stock levels and fulfil the material parts and services requirements to the correct technical specification
• To expedite purchase orders to support manufacturing and ensure the on time delivery of customer orders.
• To interface with manufacturing and service to fulfil its service/material requirements outside of MRP
• To ensure that the supplier quality certification is kept up-to date on the ERP system.
• To attend weekly meetings with Production to give feedback regarding purchase order statuses.
• To work with managers and supervisors to implement the company’s policies and business objectives
• Carry out any other duties reasonable and within capability.

The Company may amend these duties from time to time and may require you to undertake other duties as necessary to meet the needs of the business.
Person Specification
• Effective oral and written communication required
• Must be PC literate and competent in Microsoft Office
• Able to work under own initiative or as part of a team
• Flexible, courteous, friendly and positive approach;
• Discretion, confidentiality and professionalism at all times;
• Eligible to work in UK.

Experience & Qualifications
• Must be a time served engineer
• Training will be given in the use of the IFS ERP System.

This Job Description is not intended to be exhaustive, the duties and responsibilities may therefore vary over time according to the changing needs of the company.

Holidays: 25 per year excluding Bank Holidays

Life Assurance: 2 times salary

Pension: 4% Company Contribution into a Stakeholder Scheme

Send your CV and covering letter to


Contact name: Lisa Stephens

Contact email:

Contact phone number: 01454 323880

Salary: £27-29K

Location: Woodward Avenue, Bristol BS37 5YS

Deadline for completed applications: Thursday 30 June 2022

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