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Procurement Category Lead - Packaging - Central London

Focus Management Consultants Ltd
£65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Closing date
16 Sep 2021

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Business Sector
Food Manufacturing
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Great opportunity to work for a truly innovative food business in a challenging, strategic packaging procurement role.

If you're an experienced, talented packaging procurement specialist looking for your next career move this could be a great opportunity for you. My client is a large, International food business renowned for its product ranges backed up by an enviable heritage. They are committed to delivering high quality product innovation at good value for its customer base. As such they have a world class buying team that they are now looking to strengthen further.

We are looking for an experienced person who can deliver value to the business quickly. Working as part of a central team you will help transform the way that they currently buy all of their packaging. This is a new role within the business owning the relationship with key existing and new suppliers delivering sustainable, innovative packaging solutions whilst maximising profit. This is a high profile role where you will be responsible for the entire paper based packaging portfolio across the entire International business. On a daily basis you will be exposed to Senior Director level stakeholders so you will need to be confident, self assured and resilient.

Key responsibilities include:
  • Build and deliver a 3 year category sourcing strategy around paper packaging
  • Build a risk management plan
  • Ensure commercial strategy is in line with the businesses' key values and objectives
  • Support and lead existing NPD projects
  • Guide the business around paper packaging
  • Work closely with internal functions to maximise end to end benefit

Candidates will need 3-5 years strategic Packaging Buying experience of paper-based products within a large, fmcg/pharma business. You'll have upstream sourcing experience along with excellent supplier relationship and management skills. Candidates will be degree educated and ideally be MCIPS qualified.

This is a challenging but hugely rewarding role offering scope for future development in a business the values and rewards its' colleagues.

To apply please send your details through to me today.

Ref HLJ896027


Since 1990, Focus Management has been changing the face of food and drink recruitment. 

During this time we have excelled to become the sector's leading recruitment consultancy in both UK and international markets.

If you're a candidate looking for food industry jobs, you've come to the right place. If you're a food or drink business looking for new talent, let's talk.

We have a wealth of experience working closely with a diverse range of food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, ingredients companies and food service businesses. In addition to placing candidates into Manufacturing, Technical, Engineering, Product Development, Sales, Marketing, HR, Supply Chain and Purchasing functions, we have built entire teams for some of the largest blue chip food companies in the world today.

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