PACKAGING & INGREDIENTS BUYER - Contract or Interim - FMCG

Recruiter
Mason James Appointments Limited
Location
Manchester
Salary
£35,000
Posted
27 Sep 2017
Closes
03 Nov 2017
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Contract
Hours
Full Time
We have a great opportunity for an ambitious and driven PACKAGING & INGREDIENTS BUYER to join our Purchasing team. Reporting to the Purchasing Director, this role will involve building relations with new and existing suppliers and developing a supply & inventory strategy. The Packaging & Ingredients Buyer will be responsible for sourcing of packaging (for example film, trays, bags, boxes etc.) and added ingredients. The role will involve working closely with the purchasing team to identify stock requirements, and also working closely with the NPD team to identify and source ingredients. The candidate will need to have experience in price negotiation, purchasing and controlling stock levels to match business requirements. The successful candidate will have experience of purchasing in an FMCG environment and meeting targets and KPIs. The candidate will need to feel comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, managing multiple tasks, and working to strict deadlines. Duties & Responsibilities: * Manage and continuously review company stocks of packaging & ingredients to ensure inventory is at agreed levels to meet and support the requirements of the business. * Negotiate and Purchase packaging & ingredients in line with inventory targets and production plans. * Continually review the overall "value" offered by existing suppliers and ensure that the Company's purchasing remains globally competitive. * Develop new supplier relationships from new origins to continually support and broaden our supply chain and product mix * Liaise with the sales teams to ensure our market price proposition is correctly positioned of the finished product. * Complete routine stock and inventory checks and keep accurate account of findings. * Timely and effective communication of forecasts and purchase orders to suppliers and internally reporting to the Purchasing Director. Preferred Skills and Experience: * Strong negotiation and communication skills; able to close deals. * Prior Buyer experience in FMCG company * Analytical approach with attention to detail
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