Harrison Scott Associates

Packaging Buyer

£35k to £45k pa
25 Jan 2019
25 Feb 2019

A large retailing group has an opening for a Packaging Buyer. This role requires someone with great communication skills and the ability to lead, influence and build strong working relationships with a diverse range of people. We are looking for a confident individual with a positive attitude, resilience and determination.

The Packaging Buyer is responsible for the day-to-day management and requirements of packaging from multiple suppliers for new and existing products. This position will provide support in sourcing initiatives and commodity strategies to identify suppliers, provide competitive pricing and implement effective sourcing tactics. Tasks performed will be associated with supporting business growth and delivering on service, quality and cost objectives.

Strong numeracy skills will be required to evaluate, manager and negotiate various vendor costs, quality control, and distribution capabilities to make appropriate suggestions or selections. You will also use your strength with numbers to create and implement cost reduction initiatives, while maintaining high levels of service and quality.

The selected candidate will be required to manage the strategy and bid process for packaging items; reviewing, analysing and coordinating bids for evaluation process. You will work with internal departments on new and existing product developments and help with the packaging selection process.  

Candidates must dedicate themselves to continuous improvement procedures, managing suppliers by monitoring their performance and feedback, and addressing any issues as they arise.

Exemplary written communication skills are also key to this role. You will be required to prepare clear, accurate, and concise reports, specifications, correspondence and other written materials.

We are looking for someone who has the ability to see the fine detail in everything.



Harrison Scott is the largest recruitment company in the UK in print, packaging and paper. For access to exclusive vacancies, visit our website: www.harrison-scott.com

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