Senior Buyer - Packaging/Copack

c£60k plus bonus and benefits
04 Oct 2017
04 Nov 2017
Packaging, Production
Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
Contract Type

The organisation

A global FMCG Food business seeking to recruit a Senior Buyer focused on their packaging and co pack categories.

The Role

Responsibility of setting and reaching challenging cost reduction targets across the team and their direct reports.

Develop and lead team, nurturing talent and use performance management where appropriate to uplift individual / team performance.

Developing and executing procurement category strategies for Core Category using 7-step Strategic Sourcing process delivering value across quality, service, risk, innovation and cost, with a spend responsibly of €60M to €80m.

Sourcing from European & Global markets as appropriate for current and NPD products and provide market knowledge and insight for responsible categories and countries.

Develop and grow the scope and influence of Procurement beyond its current boundaries working with other functions and marketing units to aggregate spend and deliver savings and efficiencies.

Develop the reputation of Procurement within the organisation through adopting a professional best practice approach

Benchmark current ways of working and leverage best practice from the 'outside in' to drive a programme of sustainable savings / supplier rationalisation / category management / support Growth (NPD)

Develop cost out sourcing projects to support annual procurement targets, utilising e-sourcing and other negotiation tools to drive positive Total Price Variances (TPV) / Purchasing Price Variance (PPV) to plans

Ensure alignment with other category lead buyers, working collaboratively in order to drive scale

The candidate

Experience of managing complex supply chains within FMCG.

+5 years’ experience in a procurement function with a spend of c.€60m

Global or European sourcing experience

Proven delivery of tangible benefits in quality, service, innovation and cost savings.

Demonstrates an awareness and understanding of market fundamentals and supply base.

Demonstrates an awareness and of value chains & cost drivers

NPD sourcing / Value engineering cost-out initiatives

Ideally CIPs qualified or working towards qualification.

Languages- any of the following would be beneficial (Swedish, Norwegian, Italian & German, French)

Minimum Degree/ CIPS or equivalent

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