Senior Buyer - Packaging

  • Location

    London, England

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  • Salary:

    £45000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Lisa Pascoe

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  • Published:

    over 2 years ago

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A fantastic new opportunity for a dynamic procurement professional to join a leading FMCG organisation, to be responsible for the management of Purchasing activities and for the development of strategies to ensure that timely, cost-effective and robust contracts are sourced, negotiated, awarded and maintained with key suppliers and strategic partners.


Key Responsibilities of the Senior Buyer;

Optimising the spend for the direct packaging material categories and sub-categories.

Coordinating purchasing activities with the MRP controllers.

Providing advice to areas where purchases are not controlled by Procurement.

Providing support to the New Product Development (NPD) team with the sourcing of new materials.

Contributing to the Procurement team's performance against departmental and internal customer KPI's and SLA's.

Contributing to the development and implementation of business cases to drive significant improvements in process efficiencies.

Development of subject-matter expertise for assigned commodities and sub-categories, employing analysis of supply markets & trends data.

Supervision of buyers associated with the assigned commodities and sub-categories.

Strategic sourcing by means of RFX's.

Execution of all purchasing standard operating procedures to secure materials and services to meet the needs of the business.

Building and maintaining collaborative relationships between the Procurement team and its internal customers.

Contributing to the development and presentation of market-competitive category management strategies.

Contributing to the development and implementation of an effective Supplier Relationship Management program, to drive improvements in supplier performances and added-value contributions.

Working with the Global Procurement Organisation to ensure the alignment and standardisation of business processes.


Personal Specification of the Senior Buyer;

Degree qualified or equivalent.

Professional qualifications (CIPS) would be an advantage.

Proven Procurement experience within an FMCG environment.

Experience of Purchasing Packaging.

Strong analytical and numeracy skills.

SAP experience strongly preferred.

Strong negotiation & influencing skills.

Commercially astute.

Results driven, combined with positive attitude, high level of energy, passion and enthusiasm.

Ability to travel across Europe as required.

Additional European languages would be beneficial.


This role would also suit you if you have held a role within purchasing or procurement as a Buyer, Senior Buyer, Category Manager, Commodity Manager, Procurement Specialist, Purchasing Controller.