Packaging Buyer

£39000 - £42000/annum
11 Jul 2017
10 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Packaging Buyer - £39-£42k - Permanent - Watford

Excipion are currently recruiting for a Packaging Buyer to join an international company exporting pharmaceutical, health, beauty and toiletry products. This is a key role to support the Buying Team and the main functions of this role are to be responsible for developing and implementing a sourcing strategy as well as undertaking supplier management.

Packaging Buyer Responsibilities:

Monitor supplier performance around Europe by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications; maintaining appropriate files and records of meetings with suppliers to ensure company requirements are met and that supplier is aware of their performance and report KPI's on a regular basis.
Build and maintain strong supplier relationships.
Oversee inventory and delivery accuracy.
Develop the sourcing strategy for all sectors of packaging defining the current suppliers, a desired future state and provide and implement the strategy to reduce cost, supplier numbers and lead time whilst improving the overall service.
Prioritize material issues and kits pulled to release to the production floor.
Manage and resolve problems due to delivery, quality and pricing in timely manner.

Packaging Buyer Capabilities:

Microsoft Office Skills - Excel
Minimum 1-2 years previous role in a similar Purchasing function
Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritise as required.
Excellent demonstrable PACKAGING SOURCING experience

This role is likely to suit a Buyer or Packaging Buyer or Procurement Specialist or Category manager or category specialist or category lead or commodity lead or commodity manager or Commodity specialist or Sourcing Manager or Sourcing Lead or Sourcing Specialist or Procurement Lead or Procurement Manager or Purchasing Specialist or Purchasing Lead or Purchasing Manager or Strategic Manager or Strategic Specialist or Strategic Lead.

To apply please email your CV to Rosie Kent on or call (Apply online only).

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