Senior Buyer - Packaging and Ingredients

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
£40k - £50k pa
07 Oct 2017
07 Nov 2017
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. Description - 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. Profile - 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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