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Four Recruitment
 
 

Four Supply Chain

Packaging Buyer - Hybrid working

Employment Type: PermanentLocation: CheadleSalary: £35000 - £38000 per annum

My client are a multi-site food manufacturer servicing retailers, wholesalers, convenience and international multi-site retailers. My client is focused on providing excellent customer service, and high value with a strong presence within the UK and an expanding international presence.

My client are looking for an experienced Packaging Buyer to join their growing buying team based in Greater Manchester.

What will you be doing?

As a buyer you will be responsible for managing existing and sourcing new suppliers, building solid and trusted relationships and ensuring your categories are maintained in the most effective and profitable manner for the business. Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with new & existing suppliers to ensure competitive, reliable and sustainable sources of supply, whilst constantly dealing with suppliers in an upfront, honest and mutually beneficial manner
  • Ensure negotiated prices are consistent, competitive and at the best possible terms
  • Develop strong understanding of material commodities, identifying trends, striving to reduce risk and maximise commercial performance.
  • Be the packaging guru of the business, driving packaging reductions and bringing new packaging initiatives into the business
  • Negotiate terms and service level agreements
  • Drive service, quality and price improvements from existing and new sources of supply
  • Work closely with NPD and Commercial to source new suppliers and products as required to meet business and customer requirements
  • Achieve year on year cost savings consistent with the Purchasing budget
  • End to end management of the on boarding of new suppliers and products as required
  • Proactively strive for continuous development, suggesting improvements and ways to drive profit growth and sales through collaboration with Commercial and NPD
  • Work closely with supply chain to resolve supply issues/pricing queries, as required, ensuring continuity of product supply
  • Work closely with Technical to ensure existing and new suppliers comply with the Group's Technical Standards and Practices

Who would this role suit?

  • At least three years experience in a similar role
  • Able to work at pace with keen attention to detail
  • Strong relationship builder - respected by suppliers, peers and senior managers alike, able to balance the requirements of different stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Power Point office applications
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Either hold or be working towards CIPS professional qualification
  • Flexible and able to travel as required

Benefits:

  • Heathcare cash back scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • EPA platform for health and wellbeing

If this sounds like the idea opportunity for you please apply now for immediate consideration.


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Information

Application Email: katy.03048.12257@4recruiting.aplitrak.com

Consultant: Katy Stephens

Division: Four Supply Chain

Employment type: Permanent

Location: Cheadle

Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum

Salary From: 35000

Salary To: 38000

Vacancy ID: NM191021_1634637313

My client are a multi-site food manufacturer servicing retailers, wholesalers, convenience and international multi-site retailers. My client is focused on providing excellent customer service, and high value with a strong presence within the UK and an expanding international presence.

My client are looking for an experienced Packaging Buyer to join their growing buying team based in Greater Manchester.

What will you be doing?

As a buyer you will be responsible for managing existing and sourcing new suppliers, building solid and trusted relationships and ensuring your categories are maintained in the most effective and profitable manner for the business. Responsibilities will include:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with new & existing suppliers to ensure competitive, reliable and sustainable sources of supply, whilst constantly dealing with suppliers in an upfront, honest and mutually beneficial manner
  • Ensure negotiated prices are consistent, competitive and at the best possible terms
  • Develop strong understanding of material commodities, identifying trends, striving to reduce risk and maximise commercial performance.
  • Be the packaging guru of the business, driving packaging reductions and bringing new packaging initiatives into the business
  • Negotiate terms and service level agreements
  • Drive service, quality and price improvements from existing and new sources of supply
  • Work closely with NPD and Commercial to source new suppliers and products as required to meet business and customer requirements
  • Achieve year on year cost savings consistent with the Purchasing budget
  • End to end management of the on boarding of new suppliers and products as required
  • Proactively strive for continuous development, suggesting improvements and ways to drive profit growth and sales through collaboration with Commercial and NPD
  • Work closely with supply chain to resolve supply issues/pricing queries, as required, ensuring continuity of product supply
  • Work closely with Technical to ensure existing and new suppliers comply with the Group's Technical Standards and Practices

Who would this role suit?

  • At least three years experience in a similar role
  • Able to work at pace with keen attention to detail
  • Strong relationship builder - respected by suppliers, peers and senior managers alike, able to balance the requirements of different stakeholders
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and Power Point office applications
  • Strong organisational skills
  • Either hold or be working towards CIPS professional qualification
  • Flexible and able to travel as required

Benefits:

  • Heathcare cash back scheme
  • Flexible working
  • Hybrid working
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • EPA platform for health and wellbeing

If this sounds like the idea opportunity for you please apply now for immediate consideration.

 

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