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Job Description

  • Job Reference:47601JE_1717777104

  • Job Type: Permanent

  • Job Industry: FMCG

  • Contact Name: James Edwards

  • Job Location: Surrey

  • Job Title: Buyer/Category Manager - Packaging

  • Job Salary: £45,000 - £50,000 Per Annum

Job Start Date: ASAP

Portfolio Procurement have been engaged by a global Manufacturing/FMCG company to recruit a Buyer/Category Manager for their Packaging spend. This role comes with excellent benefits including Private Healthcare, competitive Pension, Bonus and Hybrid working one day a week. Experience of sourcing Packaging is highly desirable, but our client will consider candidates with FMCG Procurement experience.

The role:

* Developing and managing relationships with existing suppliers
* Developing new products with existing and new suppliers
* Sourcing and engaging reliable new suppliers.
* Negotiating with suppliers to secure advantageous terms.
* Reviewing existing contracts with suppliers to ensure they are optimized.
* Reviewing forecasts to ensure stock levels are optimized.

Requirements:

* Degree Educated
* Knowledge of dealing in FMCG goods
* Experience of managing global supply chains
* Knowledge of environmental legislation and processes
* In-depth knowledge of preparing and reviewing contracts, invoicing, and negotiation terms.
* Analytical mindset
* Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
* Experience of budgeting and forecasting

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