Commodity Buyer (Technical Portfolio)

People First
16 Apr 2017
16 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Role: Commodity Buyer (Technical Portfolio)

Duration: until 31 Oct 2017 (6months maternity cover, possibility of the other future role)

Daily rate: up to £229 per day PAYE or £297 LTD CO (equivalent of up to £59.5k)

Location: West London

Job posting ID:62368

Skills: Procurement of Moulded plastic container, CAPEX, equipment, technical portfolio

Our client a Major FMCG Company are currently recruiting for a maternity cover Commodity Buyer role to partner and align with the end to end supply chain to define business requirements for a world class supply base for provision of high quality goods and services for a technical portfolio category (£55million).

Strategy Development

• Assist in the development, management and implementation of comprehensive strategies on a global basis in alignment with the company and Procurement to deliver agreed savings targets and other benefits that significantly impacts financial results.

• Assist in the development of supply strategies that deliver business requirements across assurance of supply, quality, regulatory, service, cost and innovation

• Participate in cross functional sourcing teams with joint accountability for technical and quality performance through strategy development and implementation at global, regional or local level.

Strategy Implementation

• Implement initiatives and programs to improve quality of bought-in goods and services and reduce lead times

Supplier Relationship Management

• Assist in the development and management the supply base for external GMS end to end supply chain providing supply of high quality and competitively priced materials and services, to meet business requirements.

• Assist in the development of strategic relationships with critical suppliers providing secure and cost effective sources for relevant commodities.

• Participate in the development of Continuous Improvement strategy for supply base employing lean and sigma approach including PUCC and DFM.

Risk Management

• Development of Risk Mitigation strategies to ensure security of supply.

• Implementation of risk management strategies for the mitigation of risk associated with goods and services in assigned area of responsibility.

Stakeholder engagement

• Represent the category on relevant strategy development and supply chain planning forums

• Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders; agree RACIs and business requirements


• Ensure regulatory compliance through the appropriate strategy creation.

• Provide best in class cost

• Sharing of best practice across category team and Production Procurement

• Continuous improvement of process and performance within category team and related supply base

The Person:

  • Previous procurement experience with some level of autonomy and category/portfolio management skills
  • Degree in Business Economics, Technical or Science is preferred
  • Previous experience handling categories of Moulded plastic containers, CAPEX, equipment or handling technical portfolio is desired
  • Regulatory or FMCG or automotive or Food industry experience is desirable but not a must have
  • Mature personality, ability to manage themselves independently
  • Good supplier relationship skills
  • Proactive personality