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Packaging Buyer

Job Title: Packaging Buyer
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Middlesex
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: Q89695
Contact Name: Quest Seach Selection
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 28, 2012 11:38

Job Description

This 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 a key attribute 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 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.