Responsibility

  • Negotiating contracts that ensure competitive prices for all purchases.
  • Developing a "Packaging Strategy" that is aligned to our customers and legislation.
  • Developing key internal relationships with other departments.
  • Developing the packaging budget each year.
  • Analysis of supply base understanding marketplace, key global/European/UK suppliers, market complexity, and optimized deal structures to deliver optimum value.
  • Lead supplier reviews to manage supplier performance and drive a continuous improvement agenda.
  • Leading a packaging improvement team as a platform for creating value in the supply chain and working closely with the other business units packaging improvement team to achieve synergies where possible.
  • Providing regular monthly reports on the packaging category.
Requirements
  • Demonstrated category management experience specifically with packaging.
  • Strong supplier and stakeholder management skills with a proven ability to manage projects, successfully resolving issues and utilising internal network and relationships to reach solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience of leading the delivery of end to end Procurement projects.
  • Knowledge of commercial purchasing procedures and strong negotiation experience.
  • Knowledge of legislation with the ability to negotiate and implement robust contracts.
  • Experience with SAP, or other similar programs would be beneficial
  • Accreditation from the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply while not essential is a benefit.
  • Experienced in managing suppliers to deliver the business KPIs and plan
  • Ability to travel within the role where necessary.
  • Ability to work autonomously, and make decisions in confidence.
  • Driven and motivated individual with a desire to progress.