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Packaging Buyer

Job ID: 1520840
Job Views: 1162
Location: Watford, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
Job Category: Manufacturing, Installation-Maint-Repair, Skilled Labor, Automotive
Employment Type: Full time
Salary: per year
Posted: 05.08.2017

Job Description

Has anyone ever told you that you are outstanding at what you do?

They are looking for a fearless and talented individual like you who can join our mission to help people be at their best, in a way they can be proud of.

They want you to bring your unique set of skills and experience to a special place where you can reach your true potential.

Is this you? Because if you are the intelligent hard working one with lots of ideas, that they have been looking for.

They will test your skills and capabilities to their limits, but this will enable you to grow as you keep learning and evolving with the job.

They are always looking for new and innovative ways of working as such they are looking for new people to join them, people who share the values that drive them every day; Integrity, Challenge, Support, Excellence and Bravery.

A brilliant opportunity has come up for an experienced Packaging Buyer to join their team; reporting into the Procurement Manager the Buyer will be responsible for developing and implementing a sourcing strategy. You will also undertake supplier management, including the integration of supplier innovation elements into the organisations current process. This is a key role, supporting the Buying team, helping us to maximise their ability to supply products efficiently.


- Develop the sourcing strategy for all sectors of packaging defining; the current suppliers, desired future state and the design and implementation of a strategy to reduce cost, supplier numbers and lead time whilst improving the overall service.
- Monitor supplier performance by ensuring that product is delivered as scheduled and meets specifications; maintaining appropriate files and records of meetings with suppliers to ensure company requirements are met and that suppliers are aware of their performance, reporting on KPI's on a regular basis.
communicate timely and effectively forecasts and purchase orders to suppliers.
- Coordinate with cross functional teams in the selection of suppliers in the product development cycle.
- Lead supplier review program for the top suppliers with the support of the supply chain, Quality, and production management.
- Support supplier negotiation bid process/analysis to ensure: cost, quality and delivery of expectations.
- Oversee inventory delivery and accuracy.

What you need to succeed:
- 1-2 years of experience within a Packaging Buying/Purchasing role or as an international buyer working within a regulated environment (food, FMCG, Cosmetics, -
Pharmaceutical, Medical or OTC)
- International/Matrix environment experience
- Strategic vision, you'll be able to translate this into operational projects
- Experience in a high growth environment

What they offer in return:
- An amazing working environment and culture that focuses on high challenge high support
- A competitive salary
- Excellent benefits
- 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays
- Access to the DDD Limited discount hub
- Personal growth allowance

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