FMCG Packaging Buyer – Leading FMCG Product Retailer

Recruitment Revolution
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
£30,000 - £35,000 DOE Plus Benefits
Closing date
29 Apr 2021

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Excellent opportunity for an experienced FMCG Packaging Buyer to join one of the nation's favourite household consumer product brands and holder of two Royal Warrants. If you have packaging buying experience and experience of specifying/buying printed film for flow wrapping we'd love to hear from you.

Role Info:

FMCG Packaging Buyer – Leading Non-Food FMCG Product Business
Rochdale, Greater Manchester
circa £30,000 – £35,000 DOE
Plus Benefits
Full-time, Permanent

We are an innovative British based producer of quality homewares and household products. Our quality products are designed and manufactured in Greater Manchester to be sold across the world. Our brand is a household name and last year was a record year for continued success and growth.

We employ circa 400 personnel worldwide; our unique family-owned business has a long tradition of supplying key UK retailers but increasingly our presence is getting to be known in European and USA markets.

We have a sustained and energetic programme of new product development to introduce exciting new products to an ever-demanding consumer, our organisational culture is both entrepreneurial and fast paced.

We are now seeking a FMCG Packaging Buyer with previous specialist packaging knowledge

The successful candidate will be reporting to the Purchasing Manager.

Our Ideal Candidate will have:

+ The packaging technology skills necessary to specify suitable packaging materials, produce line drawings for flow wrap film and approve packaging specifications.
+ A detailed knowledge of the specifications of corrugated cartons, carton board cartons, FSDUS/POS.
+ Thorough understanding of flexographic and litho print processes.
+ Experienced in the purchasing of flexographic printed films self-adhesive labels and shrink films.
+ An ability to provide and advise Design and Marketing colleagues on the most cost-effective printing methods.
+ Experience in the approval of artwork and attending initial press pass of all new packaging.
+ Understanding and awareness of the latest Packaging Waste Regulations and the process of sourcing environmentally friendly alternative methods of packing products.
+ Able to complete all packaging waste request documents submitted by our customers.
+ A knowledge and ability to utilise TOPS or pallet configuration software

Skills, Experience and Person Specification:

+ Experience of using SAP MRP system, product creation, Purchase Ordering, scheduling, maintaining integrity of SAP data
+ Interpreting forecast changes/amendments & impact on raw material stock availability
+ Addressing stock/Invoice queries
+ Experience of supplier evaluation, selection and contract price negotiation
+ Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
+ IT literate
+ Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
+ Hardworking, reliable, enthusiastic and resilient

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the overall business objectives and requirements.

Interested? Apply here for a fast-track path to the Hiring Team

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If you have any pre-application questions please contact us first quoting the job title & ref. Good luck, Team RR.


We’re Talent Acquisition Specialists that founded change in 2005. Since then we’ve helped over 2500 clients grow, prosper and lead.

# Our Story

Frustrated by poor experiences with traditional agencies, our founders (just two regular candidates), decided that the outdated industry needed modernising and a new balance of power. In 2005, a new kind of agency model was born, putting the client and candidate at the heart of the experience whilst removing the pushy sales, schmooze and high fees.

# What makes us different?

Aside from a sensible fee model, custom technology and a direct unhindered path to candidates we…

…don’t sell candidates and we don’t sell jobs: we facilitate relationships and champion the process of ‘organic hiring’ to help create stronger and longer-lasting engagements.

# Who we work with

With an industry reputation for delivering results we are the go-to talent finders for over 2500 clients. We work with everyone from tech start-ups to global brands who all demand the best service and talent.

From business owners hiring 2 people a year to Internal Recruiting teams hiring 200+ people a year, RR sources talent across all sectors and levels.

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Recruitment Revolution is a member of the REC with a 100% compliance pass rate and holds a Feefo 5* Gold Award for Service.

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