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  • Location:

    London

  • Sector:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £35000 - £42500 per annum + bonus

  • Contact:

    Shiva Davoodi

  • Contact email:

    shiva@pod-talent.com

  • Job ref:

    14418/001_1633945354

  • Published:

    16 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2021-11-10

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

Packaging Buyer - Global Cosmetics Brand - London/Remote (Hybrid) - £35,000-£45,000 + bonus + package

I've partnered with a multi-award winning brand with a range of ground-breaking skincare and beauty products, freshly made in the UK using the most innovative and effective ingredients nature has to offer! Named one of The Sunday Times Virgin Atlantic Fast Track 100 companies for five years in a row they continue to grow from strength to strength and are in the process of building out their procurement & supply chain functions.

As a packaging buyer, you will have full ownership of managing existing and sourcing new suppliers, building solid, trusted relationships, and ensuring your categories are maintained in the most effective way. You will assume responsibility of the primary packaging sourcing, therefore it is essential you have a strong understanding of the key packaging commodities (glass, lids, recyclable plastic, aluminium and cardboard).

The Packaging Buyer will be responsible for:

  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with new & existing suppliers to ensure competitive, reliable and sustainable sources of supply.

  • Project management expertise to drive the change of the main primary packaging range.

  • Using their expertise within packaging commodities to identify trends, reduce risk and maximise commercial performance.

  • Working cross functional with marketing, NPD, technical and quality to ensure packaging is fit for purpose with a huge emphasis on sustainability.

  • Line management of a junior buyer, previous management responsibilities are not essential.

The Packaging Buyer will have:

  • Minimum 2 years' experience within packaging procurement

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, cosmetics is preferable but any FMCG background will be sufficient.

  • Strong communication and organisational skills.

The company are passionate about creating beauty with a conscious. With sustainability and cruelty free products at the heart of what they do, this is a great opportunity to join a team focused on creating a healthier, greener, more empowered world of cosmetics. As they continue to build out the procurement function, this is a great opportunity to showcase your skills with a clear path of progression to Procurement Manager.

For more information, or to apply, please reach out to shiva@pod-talent.com

Keywords: procurement, supply chain, purchasing, packaging buyer, plastics, paper, sustainable packaging, project management, direct procurement, indirect procurement, cosmetics, FMCG, skincare, ingredients.

Pod Talent are independent specialist recruiters in the Supply Chain, Procurement, Logistics, Manufacturing and R&D space covering roles internationally from entry to board level. We recruit for roles including Supply Chain, Demand Planning, Inventory Management, Direct and Indirect Procurement, Category Management, Logistics, Distribution, Warehousing, Production, Packaging, NPD and Quality Assurance. Please visit our website for all of our vacancies.