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Packaging Purchasing Manager

  • Location

    Rochdale, Greater Manchester

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    Direct/Indirect Procurement

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  • Salary:

    £35000 - £45000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Daniel Diggle

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    4 months ago

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    Daniel Diggle

Packaging Purchasing Manager

A chemical manufacturer seeking to appoint a Packaging Purchasing Manager to take responsibility for purchasing a portfolio of packaging and raw materials used at the company's plants, and manufacturers. To be considered for the opportunity you must possess recent experience working within packaging industry.

Buyer Responsibilities:

  • Manage supplier relationships to negotiate and maintain price and supply conditions ensuring commercial terms are optimized, supply maintained, contracts implemented as appropriate and SAP data maintained.
  • Ensure packaging, raw materials, finished product and consumables are purchased at the most competitive price, delivered on time for production and at the expected quality.
  • Foster close working relationships with other departments - Commercial, Materials Management, Manufacturing, Technical and Finance.
  • Responsible for sourcing activity on new and existing business, covering packaging, raw materials and other strategic supplies.
  • Work with the supplier base to identify both new sources of existing packaging and new technologies which may bring advantage to the business.
  • Support on-going product development and cost reduction efforts by partnering with suppliers, Sales & Marketing and Operational departments to develop mutually beneficial strategies.
  • Consult with Technical and Manufacturing, investigating and resolving quality issues quickly and effectively.
  • Coordinate with the Manufacturing, Commercial and Finance teams for the smooth flow of the supply chain.
  • Continually improve purchasing methods and drive down external spend.
  • Ensure all administrative procedures and requirements are actioned promptly.

Buyer Education & Experience:

  • Degree level or professional qualification preferably in procurement/supply chain
  • Strong communication, negotiation and organizational skills with relevant or related experience.
  • Ability to multi-task and problem solve with the capability to work under pressure.
  • Energetic, self-starter with a can-do attitude and "hands on" approach
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Advanced level Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, as a minimum)

For more info contact Dan Diggle at Core Talent