Packaging & Raw Materials Buyer

Packaging & Raw Materials Buyer

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  • Sector:

    FMCG Food Manufacturing

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  • Salary:

    £30000 - £35000 per annum, Benefits: bonus + pension

  • Contact:

    Helen Darnell

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8967

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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A leading FMCG food manufacturer with a site near the Somerset / Dorset border is currently seeking a Packaging & Raw Materials Buyer to join their procurement team on a permanent basis.

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, the successful Packaging & Raw Materials Buyer will be responsible for developing excellent working relationships with internal and external contacts to ensure best quality and availability of packaging in line with pricing parameters.

You will have previous purchasing experience  within a manufacturing environment (food, drink, pharma, packaging preferred). You will have excellent attention to detail, strong negotiation skills and proven experience of liaising and negotiating professionally with suppliers.  You will ideally have experience of SAP or other complex ERP system with excellent IT, Word and Powerpoint skills. Travel to suppliers will be required for this role so a driving licence and car will be essential for this role.

Buyer responsibilities include:
Assist the Purchasing Manager with the development of the raw material  and packaging strategy
Involvement in supply optimization projects (eg: tenders, supplier switch
Responsible for maintaining up-to-date information on the supplier database to include pricing, supplier details, contacts, renewal dates etc using SAP or Excel
Supplier negotiation
Challenge internally and externally to drive continuous improvement
Deliver agreed cost reduction objectives
Continual bench marking against suppliers to ensure competitive costs
Continual monitoring of supplier performance, action planning and follow up
Build strong relationships with suppliers
Source new raw materials and establish new suppliers as the business requires
Build strong relationships with all internal clients, both in Wessanen UK and other Operating Companies
Track, understand and predict commodity price movements to feed in to budget and purchasing strategies
Generate Purchase Orders when required
Application via CV

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