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I'm working with a market leader within the paper tableware industry manufacturing a quality tableware offer for the catering and retail sectors. The group fulfils any requirements from around the world offering the full solution in the tableware, bar accessories, party products, crackers, gift wrap and accessories categories

Description

The successful candidate will be responsible for the sourcing of packaging & ancillary goods. Negotiating all aspects of purchasing these products including pricing, volumes and delivery deadlines.

  • Maintain accurate specification of current product and ensure that any new product lines are ready for issue prior to launch
  • Work with Marketing & Quality to request artwork changes and check supplier artworks
  • Maintain supplier relationships
  • Ensure effective planning and forecasting of deliveries in liaison with other internal departments within the company who will assist in forecasting of requirements
  • Place POs, expediting of orders where necessary whilst keeping all relevant customers internal and externally updated
  • Occasional travel to meet suppliers or attend trade fairs

Profile

The successful candidate would have developed and maintained supplier relationships both in the UK and overseas. Also have ran tendering processes for NPI and agreed supplier framework agreements.

  • Analytical Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Planning
  • Commercial awareness
  • CIPs would be advantageous

Job Offer

Salary: £28,000 - £30,000

25 days holiday

Subsidised private health care and company pension matched up to 8%

Advertiser
Michael Page Procurement & Supply Chain
Reference
14083356/001
Job Type
Industry Sector
Town/City
Swanley
Salary and benefits
25 day holiday, Ph, Pension 8% matched
Salary
£28000 to £30000 Per Annum
Career Level
Early Career (1 to 3 years)
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