Buyer - Corrugated Packaging

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Title: Buyer - Corrugate Packaging

Location: Manchester

Salary: Competitive salary

Job overview

We are currently supporting one of the world's leading chemicals and agriculture company's recruit a Buyer, to lead their corrugated packaging category.

We are looking for a procurement professional who achieves the highest level of contribution to profit, growth, and competitive advantage by demonstrable best in class procurement performance and by leveraging global scale and skills in all areas of spend.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Leadership of a defined direct spend corrugate packaging category across EMEA, ensuring appropriate resources and capabilities
  • Ensure total control of spend through proper commercial strategies
  • Be the procurement representative in cross functional project teams including; Supply Chain, Packaging and Technology
  • Ensure compliance with procurement policies and procedures
  • Reach procurement related savings for category spend under consideration of optimal value creation
  • Be and act as an ambassador of the procurement organisation
  • Lead and support the management of strategic supplier relationships, including negotiation of major contracts and agreements, contract performance and service delivery
  • Develop and implement category sourcing strategies based on long-term objectives
  • Manage the risks associated with assigned supplier and product base

Candidate overview

  • Must have procurement/category experience within corrugated packaging
  • Understanding of procurement best practice
  • CIPS level 4+ or equivalent
  • Understanding of supply chain operations
  • Experience of SAP procurement-related modules
  • Broad knowledge and experience in Chemical, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Industry
  • A proven background in a commercial role gained in a procurement environment
  • Experience of working in a multicultural environment
  • Successful participation in cross-functional team initiatives
  • Experience in working independently and to a high level of accuracy
  • Experience within packaging procurement pulp, corrugates and cartons

For further information please contact Jack Dawkins on / 01617-.071-.516