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Group Buyer

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Non Food, Manufacturing
Salary£25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Town/CityGreater Manchester
LocationsLancashire, North West
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesDemand Planning Jobs, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted31 July 2018

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Group Buyer - FMCG - Greater Manchester

Client Details

My client is a packaging business within FMCG based in Greater Manchester showing year on year growth and looking to add a Group Buyer to their team. This is an opportunity to take on responsibility with the room to grow your capabilities and the role itself.


The key responsibilities for this Group Buyer within FMCG packaging will be;

  • Manage a packaging material portfolio for a multi-site operation.
  • Maintain a favourable relationship with key suppliers, ensuring that terms that will benefit the business are achieved.
  • Manage a direct report with the possibility of this growing into a larger number.
  • Negotiate with new and existing suppliers and apply strategy to purchasing.
  • Forecast and control materials through being commercially aware, looking at trends and pro actively managing stock.


The successful candidate for this Group Buyer role based in Greater Manchester will be the following;

  • Competent in Excel with an understanding of VLOOKUP and Pivot tables etc.
  • Degree qualified.
  • CIPS Qualified or working towards is preferable.
  • Have experience of dealing with Key stakeholders and clients, building strong relationships.
  • Have a minimum of 3 years experience in purchasing within an FMCG manufacturing environment (Packaging environment is preferable)

Job Offer

£27,000 - £35,000 + Package

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