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Purchasing Manager - Packaging

RecruiterMichael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Industry SectorGrocery, Retail
Salary£45,000 to £50,000 per annum
LocationsBerkshire, Buckinghamshire, South East (Excl London)
Contract TypePermanent
Job CategoriesPurchasing / Procurement Jobs
Date Posted31 May 2017

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This unique opportunity will be to oversee the continuous improvement of over the whole packaging spend within one of the world’s most innovative FMCG businesses.

Client Details

Our client is one of the most innovative, effective and experienced healthy FMCG companies in the world. With over 200 unique products, they use their knowledge to build key relationships with customers and understand the best trends on the market.

This excellent opportunity is within one of the most dynamic innovative food businesses in the UK. This role will allow you to use your procurement knowledge, along with your stakeholder management skills to develop key categories of ingredients. This position will enable you to enhance your procurement skills and have a clear career path ahead of you, with the opportunity to manage other categories and future management responsibility


The role has Strategic responsibility for all packaging spend, working with key suppliers to ensure that saving are made and quality is kept to the highest standard. The role will be to lead best practice across all Locally Sourced Goods for their major clients, developing strategy, leading projects and keeping the highest level of stakeholder relationships both internally & externally.

Overview of the role:

Deliver savings and manage procurement process

Manage a team of 2 buyers.

Negotiate supplier agreements and agree contracts across multiple suppliers

Work closely with customers to delivery key objectives

Execute category reviews

Grow internal and external stakeholder relationships from top to bottom

Develop supplier relationships and monitor supplier performances

Manage supply chain and risk across all packaging categories reviewed

Develop expertise within packaging categories and be the "got to" person for advice


The successful candidate must have:

  • 5 years plus experience within packaging procurement (or Chemical & FMCG experience)
  • Experience managing multiple suppliers
  • Experience managing people
  • Experience working closely with an end user or customer
  • Strong Stakeholder management
  • Self drive
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • CIPS

Job Offer

up to £50,000 plus package

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