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FMCG Buyer

ReferenceVA002465_899174
RecruiterVertical Advantage
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Manufacturing
Salary£30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Benefitsbonus and benefits
Town/CityLondon
LocationsGreater London, London
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted13 June 2018

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A fantastic opportunity as arisen for a Buyer to join to join my client a multi-million pound turnover global business based in Greater London. My client is invested in innovation, is fast paced and have a dynamic working environment.

As the Buyer you will be responsible managing end to end sourcing processes for the packaging category as well as delivering best in class procurement approaches to deliver the required results. You will develop strong working relationships with stakeholders and suppliers and contribute to the development of the category strategies for the UK and Europe region through high level of ownership and accountability.

Key responsibilities will include;
  • Focus on driving and delivering cost saving projects, to deliver year on year savings with measurable impact to the bottom line performance whilst maintaining desirable quality standards and service.
  • Develop and implement plans for supplier business continuity and risk mitigation and holds quarterly reviews to assess supplier performance against agreed SLA’s
  • Develop and lead contract management process
  • Participates in and implements procurement transformation throughout the business, by working with stakeholders.
  • Performing the sourcing cycle and negotiating with suppliers as well as preparing and issuing the contracts.
  • Puts together supplier bids in an analytical way that enables to reach a robust and optimal supplier allocation decision ensuring it satisfies category strategic pillars.

The ideal candidate will have the following;
  • Degree level education or equivalent working experience
  • Is able to include knowledge and experience of world-class category management and sourcing practices.
  • Packaging and Paper category experience highly advantageous
  • Strong analytical and quantitative skills
  • Strong project and change management capabilities
  • Building and sustaining trust with stakeholders and the procurement team through authentic relationships
  • Strong IT skills including Excel

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