Role details

Packaging Buyer

Buckinghamshire   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Global FMCG business require a Packaging Buyer
  • FMCG purchasing background is necessary and French speaking would be a plus!

About Our Client

Our client is a global FMCG business that has an extensive procurement function. This is a great opportunity for an individual on the upward trajectory in their career to join a growing team and develop within a globally renowned business.

Job Description

The role:

  • Optimise the procurement strategies for packaging category using the agreed tools to deliver value for the category and ensure supply through creation and execution of a risk management strategy for all categories
  • Identify and deliver Continuous Cost Improvement opportunities for these categories
  • Collaborating cross functionally to participate in optimisation projects in terms of cost, quality, service and innovation
  • Use reporting tools and communicate regularly on the progress of projects to ensure successful execution of agreed procurement strategies
  • Manage supplier performance against agreed objectives, putting in place corrective actions where necessary.
  • Support innovation and business development through successful new product development delivery
  • Lead procurement coordination of dedicated/appointed co-manufacturing projects in liaison with the co-manufacturing category buyers and business partners

The Successful Applicant

The candidate:

  • Ideally fluent English/French, with the capacity to negotiate in English as this is the working language
  • Graduate with a strong academic background, ideally with a Masters or MBA and ideally with Business, Engineering or Technical specialisation
  • Experience of at least 3 years in a procurement position, preferably of a direct of industrial procurement category
  • Evidence of maturity, collaboration and communication skills (written and verbal), strong interpersonal skills, influencing ability.
  • Strategic vision, capable of effectively translating it into realistic projects.
  • Works with the customer in mind and manages stakeholder's expectations appropriately
  • Efficient, results and reporting orientated.
  • Confident and change orientated, and comfortable within a matrix management structure in a multinational environment
  • Highly competent in the use of Excel, Power Point and SAP

What's on Offer

The business will offer a competitive salary and package

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