GBP30000.00 - GBP35000.00 per annum + benefits
15 Sep 2017
15 Oct 2017
Chris Evans
Specialist Area
Purchasing, supply (main)
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Buyer required for Manufacturer based near Abergavenny

This family owned manufacturer is renowned for its quality product and superior customer service. They are keen to recruit a new Buyer who will hold responsibility for packaging buying for the operation, ensuring consistency and value across the supply chain. Key roles and responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for the cost effective purchasing of all packaging materials and some sundry items.
  • Review production schedule frequently to ensure materials are all arranged for delivery
  • Run reports to ensure goods booked in, scheduled correctly, and OTIF
  • Source new packaging material suppliers in accordance with company procedures.
  • Purchase materials in line with manufacturing requirements whilst maintaining minimum stocks levels
  • Review slow moving / redundant materials and find avenues for use / sale.
  • Provide information to the company regarding pricing and movements, considering impact to business.
  • Compilation of packaging data for packaging submissions
  • Provide support to all other company departments regarding purchasing issues.
  • Raise and expedite all orders for packaging on the system.
  • Maintain system with all supplier information and up to date pricing matrices.
  • Provide information regarding purchasing volumes according to the sales forecast as part of the budgeting process.
  • Manage all packaging suppliers effectively, holding review meetings where necessary to monitor performance, publishing any updates to the business.
  • Liaison with suppliers regarding supply issues, taking appropriate action.
  • Visit new suppliers and audit with support of other departments
  • Identify cost saving opportunities within the supply chain process.
  • Provide information to NPD / Manufacturing / Logistics / Sales to drive cost improvements.
  • Identify possible packaging changes in line with environmental considerations eg recycling material changes / weight reductions.
  • Monitor market trends and assess raw material pricing fluctuations regularly

This role is full time (9am to 5pm, Mon - Fri) comes with 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays). the business also offer 3% matched pension contributions. Applicable CIPS qualifications are desirable, but not essential and the role will suit someone who has technical packaging experience (packaging experience and NPD a must) and is looking to take the next step in their career.

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