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Buyer - Packaging

Reference13883625001_965550
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorOther
SalaryNegotiable
Town/CityHigh Wycombe
LocationsSouth East (Excl London), Surrey
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted03 January 2018

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A results-oriented purchasing professional who will be responsible for the purchasing and quotations. Reporting to the Purchasing Manager, this role will be accountable for the planning and purchasing of a defined product range, ensuring that all elements of this are covered in order to maintain stock levels and supply to the customers.

Client Details

A global FMCG business with a multi-billion turnover require a packaging buyer to join their team. With their European head office based in High Wycombe, you will have extensive exposure to the European suppliers and gain a good understanding of a complex supply chain.

Description
  • Planning, Forecasting and purchasing in order to manage inventory levels and maximize our service to the customer
  • Hitting inventory level and working capital targets.
  • Liaising with a broad supplier base to ensure KPI’s are achieved.
  • Planning and placing orders in a timely manner with both intercompany and third party suppliers, for both product streams
  • Liaising with the trade and product compliance team to ensure all import requirements are covered.
  • Coordinate and track shipments to ensure deliveries arrive according to schedule
  • Assisting in hitting working capital target by achieving target stock levels, inventory turns and service levels
  • Continuously improving performance standards and processes, in conjunction with the Purchasing Manager
  • Manage all purchased material rejects and credits with suppliers.
  • Maintain files and records of material purchases and deliveries.
  • Check and approve invoices for all order placed
  • Supporting the sales and customer service teams with technical information and product supply



Profile

  • Experience within a purchasing role
  • Resilient and results orientated with a strong quality focus and the ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to analyze complex data
  • High attention to detail
  • Methodical approach and accurate administration
  • An ability to build strong relationships and credibility with key stakeholders and suppliers.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to remain effective even when working under pressure
  • A team player.

Job Offer

£25,000 - £30,000 plus package

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