Sustainability is essential to the long-term success of our livelihoods and with ever increasing consumer demands across the world, organisations need to focus and action their environmental impact.
This is why our client, a large manufacturing group, has an opening for a Packaging & Sustainability Buyer, to support innovative solutions while being mindful of operational impacts and the need to preserve our planet.
This role requires someone with great communication skills and the ability to lead, influence and build strong working relationships with a diverse range of people. We are looking for a confident individual with a positive attitude, resilience and determination.
The Packaging & Sustainability Buyer is responsible for the day-to-day management and requirements of packaging from multiple suppliers for new and existing products. This position will provide support in sourcing initiatives and commodity strategies to identify suppliers, provide competitive pricing and implement effective sourcing tactics. Tasks performed will be associated with supporting business growth and delivering on service, quality and cost objectives.
Strong numeracy skills will be required to evaluate, manage and negotiate various vendor costs, quality control, and distribution capabilities to make appropriate suggestions or selections. You will also use your strength with numbers to create and implement cost reduction initiatives, while maintaining high levels of service and quality.
The selected candidate will be required to manage the strategy and bid process for packaging items; reviewing, analysing and coordinating bids for evaluation process. You will work with internal departments on new and existing product developments and help with the packaging selection process.
Candidates must dedicate themselves to continuous improvement procedures, managing suppliers by monitoring their performance and feedback, and addressing any issues as they arise.
Exemplary written communication skills are also key to this role. You will be required to prepare clear, accurate, and concise reports, specifications, correspondence and other written materials.
Background / Experience:
- Able to work at pace with keen attention to detail
- Strong relationship builder - respected by suppliers, peers and senior managers alike, able to balance the requirements of different stakeholders
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proficient in Excel, Word and PowerPoint office applications
- Strong organisational skills
- Either hold or be working towards CIPS professional qualification
What's on Offer
- £25,000 - £32,000
- Pension, Holiday
Based Near Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Mirfield, Batley, West Yorkshire
Retail, FMCG, Manufacturing, Consumer
For more information please contact Carl Walker at Elevation Recruitment.
Elevation Recruitment Group's Procurement and Supply Chain division work with a vast range of businesses across Yorkshire and Humberside, Lincolnshire and East Midlands regions