Packaging Purchasing Manager

Recruiter
Core Talent Recruitment
Location
Rochdale, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
20 Jun 2019
Ref
1158890291
Sector
Retail
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Packaging Purchasing Manager

A chemical manufacturer seeking to appoint a Packaging Purchasing Manager to take responsibility for purchasing a portfolio of packaging and raw materials used at the company's plants, and manufacturers. To be considered for the opportunity you must possess recent experience working within packaging industry.

Buyer Responsibilities:

* Manage supplier relationships to negotiate and maintain price and supply conditions ensuring commercial terms are optimized, supply maintained, contracts implemented as appropriate and SAP data maintained.

* Ensure packaging, raw materials, finished product and consumables are purchased at the most competitive price, delivered on time for production and at the expected quality.

* Foster close working relationships with other departments - Commercial, Materials Management, Manufacturing, Technical and Finance.

* Responsible for sourcing activity on new and existing business, covering packaging, raw materials and other strategic supplies.

* Work with the supplier base to identify both new sources of existing packaging and new technologies which may bring advantage to the business.

* Support on-going product development and cost reduction efforts by partnering with suppliers, Sales & Marketing and Operational departments to develop mutually beneficial strategies.

* Consult with Technical and Manufacturing, investigating and resolving quality issues quickly and effectively.

* Coordinate with the Manufacturing, Commercial and Finance teams for the smooth flow of the supply chain.

* Continually improve purchasing methods and drive down external spend.

* Ensure all administrative procedures and requirements are actioned promptly.

Buyer Education & Experience:

* Degree level or professional qualification preferably in procurement/supply chain

* Strong communication, negotiation and organizational skills with relevant or related experience.

* Ability to multi-task and problem solve with the capability to work under pressure.

* Energetic, self-starter with a can-do attitude and "hands on" approach

* Strong commercial and financial acumen

* Advanced level Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, as a minimum)

For more info contact Dan Diggle at Core Talent

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