Senior Buyer Packaging

Bis Henderson Limited
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client in the food manufacturing sector has a requirement for a Senior Buyer to support growth and additional projects in the Procurement team.

Key Accountabilities & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the effective management and procurement of packaging
  • Responsible for materials management and replenishment to meet production requirements
  • Responsible for management, performance and selection of suppliers
  • Effective management and mitigation of risk to ensure continuity of supply for goods and services
  • Support the implementation of category plans and strategies
  • In conjunction with the marketing and technical teams ensure that all suppliers' specifications define the quality and production standards
  • Negotiate and administer purchasing contracts utilising various tools to support (tender, auctions etc)
  • Monitor market developments and utilise external tools/systems to support negotiation of purchasing contracts
  • Forecast requirements and order products to meet sales/planning demand
  • Support the NPD process to identify new product demands, schedules and procurement needs
  • Identify, support and deliver value engineering projects for key category spends
  • Represent purchasing on project teams ensuring our objectives are clearly communicated


Proven negotiation skills

Accuracy and attention to detail

Self-motivated and resourceful

Strong stakeholder relationship management and communication skills

Experience with MRP and proficient in Excel

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