Future Recruitment Ltd

Buyer - Packaging

Location
South East England
Salary
£28K - £35K + 20 Days Holiday
Posted
19 Jun 2018
Closes
19 Jul 2018
Ref
PK5494
Contact
Hollie James
Function
Buying
Discipline
Packaging
Hours
Full Time
Contract Type
Permanent


SOUTH EAST (Please contact me for further location details)

£28K - £35K (flexible for the right candidate) + 20 Days Holiday (This increases every 2 years to 23 Days) + Free Parking + Pension

Hours of Work: 8:30am to 5:30pm

Our client is a leading distributor of packaging materials throughout the UK, they provide an extensive range of products including corrugated, film, tape, bubblewrap, strapping, paper products and food packaging into a range of market sectors including: industrial, retail, healthcare, food, automotive, pharmaceutical, e-commerce, hygiene and food markets.

They are currently looking to recruit a Packaging Buyer to join their team, preferably with industrial packaging knowledge and experience gained in a similar role.

Purchasing and category management experience is essential.

Responsibilities / Requirements:
  • To negotiate and manage a category, of stock and customer bespoke products, with a spend of £8million, across 60 suppliers.
  • Negotiate and obtain the best possible nett delivered product cost, without compromising on service or quality.
  • Manage the life cycle of bespoke products including the sourcing, pricing, placement, stock holding and turn around within your product category.
  • Develop a strong and positive working relationship with your category suppliers.
  • Identify and select new suppliers, using best practise and commercial acumen.
  • Manage the supply chain, including the forecasting of goods into the business by working closely with the stock control team, to maintain both stock levels and stock availability.
  • Responding promptly to product requests, new business quotations, tenders and enquiries from the Sales team.
  • To proactively be aware of supplier, market and competitor developments to ensure that the company are remaining competitive and at the forefront of product development.
  • Liaise with all associated departments to asses and manage supplier performance.


The Person:
  • A commercially-aware purchasing professional.
  • The right candidate must be able to demonstrate their product, supplier and category management and show how they are able to adapt to a dynamic environment.
  • You will need a high level of problem solving skills, have a good range of IT skills, be forward thinking with the ability to communicate well with internal and external stakeholders.

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