Senior Buyer - Packaging and Ingredients

GBP40000 - GBP50000 per annum +
06 Oct 2017
19 Oct 2017
Thomas Willis
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Rapidly growing FMCG business require a senior buyer to manage predominantly their packaging spend but also some ingredients spend.

Client Details

Global FMCG business with a multi-million pound turnover are expanding their business in the UK. In 2019 they will be opening a new HQ in Hampshire as part of their UK growth. Now is an exciting time to join this business.


  • Procure ingredients and packaging materials
  • Put in place appropriate SRM techniques for suppliers you are responsible for
  • Monitor external market trends
  • Lead RFI's/RFP's where appropriate
  • Responsible for the ongoing contract management of your key suppliers
  • Work with key suppliers to present new innovations to the business
  • Develop ideas and strategies to improve operational efficiency, add value, aid business performance and work towards a strategy of continuous improvement.
  • Negotiate contracts and terms of business with suppliers and review opportunities to make business savings utilising negotiation and procurement best practise tools and methods.
  • Assess and evaluate suppliers and undertake performance reviews to ensure contract compliance and manage performance improvement activities.
  • Ensure that a professional and consistent approach is taken in relation to all supplier relationships.
  • Ensure compliance to company guidelines, procurement policies and procedures during supplier negotiations and contract award process
  • Carry out strategic sourcing exercises to find new suppliers within the ingredients and packaging categories.
  • Resolve any supplier operational disputes within a timely manner.


  • Direct procurement is key
  • Packaging experience is a MUST!
  • Ingredients exposure would be ideal
  • FMCG background would be preferred
  • MCIPS or degree desirable

Job Offer

Competitive salary and package

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