Interim Buyer - Packaging & Ingredients

West London
GBP130 - GBP160 per day +
22 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Alex Bennett
Specialist Area
Job Level
Full Time

You will be responsible for buying all; packaging, chemicals and other equipment for all UK sites. This is a 10 month contract reporting into the Purchasing Manager, covering another employees secondment during a big period of transformation.

Client Details

Our client is is famous drinks business in West London, solely working in the UK but a strong household name.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Responsibility for the procurement function of all products, equipment and services, mainly packaging, chemicals, ingredients and equipment.
  • Obtain information on business needs including specifications and services required.
  • Conduct research on suppliers as appropriate to the product categories.
  • Conduct all purchasing related meetings with Suppliers.
  • Manage tender process where applicable.
  • Evaluate and renew contracts where applicable.
  • Monitor and evaluate supplier performance.
  • Ensure all relevant information (pricing, new product development, supply opportunities) are disseminated to relevant personnel.
  • Maintain all documentation and administration relating to procurement.
  • Maintain statistical data on suppliers and exploit systems data available for supplier evaluation.
  • The specific responsibilities will include but are not limited to: procurement of packaging, cleaning chemicals, gas cylinders, CO2/Nitrogen, POS, capital equipment.
  • This list is not exhaustive and may include ad-hoc requests as made by the Procurement Manager.


  • Previous raw material direct procurement experience is essential
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Analytical thinker
  • Team worker
  • Independent thinker, proactive
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Strong influencing skills
  • Resourceful
  • Ability to think on feet and be flexible.
  • CIPS preferred but not a deal breaker
  • Knowledge of allocated product categories
  • Business awareness
  • Negotiation skills
  • Experience in manufacturing sector would be preferred but is not essential

Job Offer

£130-160 per day for 10 months

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