Packaging Buyer, Food, Leeds
County / State: West Yorkshire
Job type: Permanent
Consultant: Hannah Jackson
Start date: Asap
Salary: £28,000 - £35,000 per annum plus Benefits
A great opportunity to work in the procurement function of an award-winning, multi-site food manufacturer.
My client is an award-winning, multi-site food manufacturer, providing a wide range of products for all of the major retailers and foodservice providers. This business has experienced significant growth over recent years and for the right person the role of Packaging Buyer offers real career progression opportunities.
Reporting to the Senior Procurement Manager the Packaging Buyer will take ownership of a category spend and create and deliver cost savings opportunities. You will be charged with developing and implementing category sourcing strategies and to pro-actively develop new and existing supplier relationships. In return, you will be given lots of autonomy and be responsible for some large and major suppliers.
Candidates will need to have previous purchasing experience, ideally gained within a food manufacturing environment. You will demonstrate competencies in analysing and setting strategies for suppliers. You'll have great negotiation and interpersonal skills, be assertive and really demonstrate the ability to take ownership of your category. Previous experience within packaging, flexible or plastics particularly in the food industry would be highly beneficial.
To apply please send your details through to me today.
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