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Packaging Buyer

Job Title: Packaging Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q91752
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email: drw.29751.4032@quest.aplitrak.com
Job Published: February 06, 2013 14:51

Job Description

This leading FMCG food business is looking for a Packaging Buyer to be responsible for purchasing all packaging categories for food and non-food products. Successful supplier selection and management will be your key task along with the ability to take the procurement process from preparation of tender documents through to recommendations, supplier selection and implementation of the solution. Key Responsibilities: * Devise and implement effective sourcing strategies for your portfolio contributing to efficiency gains and greater sustainability * Deliver against packaging reduction and cost reduction targets * Rationalise packaging specifications and supplier base * Seek opportunities for consortium buying and e-auctions * Negotiate contracts to deliver optimum value for money * Manage supplier performance * Develop market expertise and business intelligence within category * Support training and development within your category * Design and develop operating model for packaging procurement Candidates will need previous FMCG or retail purchasing experience ideally within Packaging/Co-Pack, be of graduate calibre and have excellent communication skills. Experience with stakeholder management is essential therefore strong commercial skills and the ability to negotiate and influence is essential. Understanding of packaging sustainability and related issues is desirable. We request that candidates send their CV as a Microsoft Word document where possible. Quest Search and Selection is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.