Buying Manager - Packaging

Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
St Albans
14 Apr 2018
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

This is a great opportunity to manage the procurement for a number of packaging categories in a leading FMCG business based in Hertfordshire.

This role will allow you to use your procurement knowledge, along with your stakeholder management skills to develop these key categories, whilst working with some of the UK leading food brands.

Client Details

Our client is one of the UK & world leading FMCG businesses. They have a long history producing some of the most well known food goods and provide a diverse range of products for all to enjoy. They work in a collaborative and team working environment, where all those involved pull together for a common goal.

The procurement and commodities function has been grown over the past few years and has allowed a number of people to grow in their careers. They are a dynamic team of people and have have an excellent atmosphere, whilst still being able to drive high productivity and an amazing culture.


Packaging Buyer Key responsibilities:

  • Managing the annual spend around a number of packaging categories including of bottles, glass, caps, label and cartons.
  • Negotiating on contracts

  • Building relationships with suppliers

  • Developing key internal relationships with other departments.

  • Working alongside NPD on specialist projects.

  • Gathering future spend profile from budget holders.

  • Manage and understand the risk around prices changes from global supplier.

  • Tracking and reporting project benefits, with external reporting agreed with finance each quarter in line with budgeting process.


Packaging Buyer Ideal profile:

  • Strong packaging buying experience..
  • Strong negotiation skills

  • Strong supplier and stakeholder management skills

  • Ability to be 'hand on' when needed

  • Ability to work autonomously

  • Excellent written and oral communication & presentation skills

  • Attention to detail

  • CIPS & Degree qualified (ideally)

Job Offer

up to £50,000.

Benefits include:

Annual bonus

10% Discount on all products

Holiday starting at 25 days plus

A retirement savings plan - 4%-7.5% contribution rate

Life Assurance - 5 x contractual pay

On site Gym

Deals and Discounts through many other external businesses

Great working environment

Flexibilty to work from home

High amount of career progression

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