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Senior Buyer - Glass/ Packaging

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    £50000 - £64000 per annum + 10% bonus

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    Shiva Davoodi

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    25 days ago

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One of the largest global food manufacturing brands has recently invested millions into creating a brand-new, best in class procurement function and are looking for innovative, strategic procurement professionals to join them on their journey.

Excelling in the industry for over 200 years, my client has a reputation for creating key products - a staple in kitchens globally. From sauces to seasonings, vinegars and condiments, they've done it all.

The senior glass buyer will play a key role in leading strategic projects across the glass and packaging cateories, including production optimization, packaging reguluations, NPD innovation and cost analysis.

The Senior Glass Buyer will be responsible for:

  • Managing an £11m spend across glass - the role will eventually look after other subcategories within packaging too.

  • Leading key projects across

  • - Product optimization: looking at lightwight glassware, caps and labelling

  • - Extended producer/ packaging regulations (EPR) coming into effect in 2024

  • - NPD Innovation projects across all glassware and packaging

  • - Analysing cost price inflation

  • Budgeting for new financial year

The Senior Glass/ Packaging Buyer will have:

  • Demonstrated track record of leading projects and cost savings within the glass category - further packaging experience is beneficial

  • Experience within FMCG/ Food industries

If you're a procurement professional, looking to step into a fast-paced role with ownership over key projects across the business managing the end to end procurement lifecycle within glass/ packaging then please reach out to

Key words: procurement, sourcing, purchasing, category manager, buying, food, FMCG, manufacturing, stakeholder management, supplier relationship management, SRM, stock controller, supply chain, indirect procurement, direct procurement, strategic sourcing, category strategy, RFI, RFP, RFQ, buyer, packaging, glass.

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