Senior Packaging Buyer

1st Executive
North London
GBP55000 - GBP60000 per annum + Flex allowance (5k), extensive benefits
06 Mar 2018
05 Apr 2018
Sheila Harris
Specialist Area
Job Level
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Packaging Buyer

Our client is a Major Global organisation with extensive growth within the business who are seeking an experienced Senior Packaging Buyer. The role offers excellent chance for progression and further development.


Your packaging experience would ideally cover plastic, cardboard and paper

You will be responsible for the following remit:
Identifying & adopting modern tools, techniques & processes to drive "world class" function
Involved in the delivery of the strategy re: Innovation, Factory efficiencies, Performance Packaging
Managing Supplier Relationship Management activity (with the other Buyers in the team)
Develop market and commodity expertise, operating as a knowledge hub for the business
Working collaboratively with S&OP, CSR, and Innovation / NPI teams - delivering a "right first time "culture, reduce costs & improving speed to market
Driving cost out of the supply base
Driving supplier performance / improvement
Implementing strategy and driving category expertise

Excellent demonstrable PACKAGING SOURCING commodity experience
International / matrix environment Procurement experience preferred, though non-essential
Excellent communication, influencing and negotiation skillsHighly developed stakeholder relationship management skills and experience
Demonstrable previous track record of successful Project Management
Knowledge of Packaging technology & processes highly advantageous
High degree of commercial acumen

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