Packaging Buyer

Salary: £30K
Sector: Supply Chain
Location: DNU 2
Job type: Permanent

Job Description

Packaging Buyer

Our client, a growing food manufacturer are looking for a buyer to join the team in West Yorkshire. Having built up a product portfolio of well-loved and recognisable brands, they are looking to expand the procurement team and bring in a driven and highly analytical buyer to help consolidate their growth plans.

The role:
• To identify, source and develop a network of suppliers to ensure the customer’s needs are always met
• Managing a wide range of packaging and indirect spending, eg. Cartons, Tins, Labels, Miscellaneous
• Delivering best value for money through Negotiation, Benchmarking and Tendering in line with Cost, Quality and Service Objectives
• Negotiating and agreeing prices with suppliers
• Preparing costing forecasts for every eventuality to fully inform the finance team
• Building long-term relationships with the supply base and internal stakeholders
• Maintaining key information records, reports and pricing information
• Tracking and identifying Purchase Price Variance and accounting for the difference
• Analysing the market to account for external sources; foreign exchange rates, global market trade and major events

The Candidate:
• Having a minimum of 2 years of Procurement experience within a manufacturing environment
• Degree level education; further industry qualifications or membership to CIPS would be desirable
• Knowledge of sourcing and supplier management
• Strong industry knowledge
• Analytical nature as well as the ability to build relationships with customers/suppliers
• The ability to work under pressure and deliver against deadlines
• Strong organisational skills, with a high level of computer and systems competency, including ability to use all facets of Microsoft Office

Why you should apply:
• A salary of £26,000 to £29,000 per annum (dependant on experience)
• Development and training, including CIPS and other externally recognised qualifications / accreditations
• Opportunity to work for a well-established business and build a long term career

If you are interested in the role and wish to find out more about this and other opportunities we have within the FMCG arena, please upload your CV today/apply to the role. Alternatively contact Adam Connett on Adam.Connett@DRNewitt.com
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