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Job Title

Packaging Buyer

Reference13901551001_188070
RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorFMCG - Food & Drink, Grocery, Manufacturing, Manufacturing - Other, Other, Retail
Salary£20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Town/CityKent
LocationsKent, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesInventory Management, Purchasing / Procurement Jobs, Supply Chain Jobs
Date Posted01 May 2018

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The Packaging Buyer will have overall responsibility for the procurement of packaging materials. The purpose of the role will be to analyse and manipulate various types of data to develop an accurate purchase plan for short and long term.





Client Details

Based in Medway, Kent my client are one of the largest FMCG manufacturers and providers in the UK marketplace. They have won awards within the Sunday Times Best Companies and pride themselves on internal promotion and development of employees

Description

The Packaging Buyer will have overall responsibility for the procurement of packaging materials. The purpose of the role will be to analyse and manipulate various types of data to develop an accurate purchase plan for short and long term.
  • Analysing sales data to gather trends to be used in purchase plans
  • Producing a purchase plan, raising new orders (direct and blanket)
  • Managing call off orders, delivery schedules and quality issues with the various suppliers
  • Ensuring both the availability and commercial aspects are considered at all times
  • Analysis of packaging materials wastage levels to highlight any problems with specifications or efficiency on the lines
  • Work with warehouse on system stock accuracy and B.O.M control of packaging materials

Profile

The Packaging Buyer will be able to demonstrate:
  • Strong understanding of ERP systems
  • Good IT skills, proficient in Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint
  • Strong communication skills
  • Negotiation skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Degree qualification



Job Offer

Competitive annual salary plus benefits

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