Packaging Purchasing Manager

Core Talent Recruitment
Rochdale, UK
11 Jun 2019
20 Jun 2019
Contract Type
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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