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Senior Global Category Buyer – Packaging

  • Location

    Stevenage

  • Discipline:

    Procurement

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    Package worth over £60 – 80k p/a + bonus + benefits.

  • Consultant:

    #

  • Email:

    eheeley@merje.com

  • Job ref:

    EH/16450

  • Published:

    10 months ago

A rare opportunity has arisen for a Senior Global Category Buyer – Packaging for a firm within the hospitality industry – location is flexible as they have a number of offices in North London upto the Luton area and there is flexibility to mostly work from home.

This is very much a strategic role rather than day to day procurement. Experience with packaging procurement and knowledge of the manufacturing process is essential for this role and you must have global procurement experience.  You will manage categories such as disposable supplies/containers & paper (tissues, napkins etc).  Spend level for this category is circa £500 million. 

You will manage the global vendors and drive the category strategy while co-ordinating spend at a global level.  You will drive the network of buyers in this category and will ensure the strategy is adopted. Experience with packaging and the Food/Retail/FMCG industry is ideal.

You will be responsible for the global supplier relationships so must be a good communicator with strong commercial acumen. You must network with internal and external stakeholders to maintain the current relationships and communication base. There is a substantial opportunity to develop your career and propel within this company.