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Packaging Buyer - London - Food Retail

England, London
Closing date
13 Oct 2021

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Business Sector
Food & Drink
Buying, Retail Management
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Packaging Buyer - London - Food Retail
Salary £Competitive
Are You a Commercial Buyer with a background in food packaging? Is your background focused on paper-based packaging products? If so, we'd like to hear from you.

About Our Client
Our client is an international, multi-channel retailer with a strong high street presence and reputation for superb quality. The company will offer you support and development with a fantastic opportunity to progress and grow your skills and career.

About the Role
This role will focus on the food side of the business and will involve you in leading various packaging initiatives to drive sales and profit margins as well as market share. Building a great relationship with suppliers through effective commercial management whilst maintaining negotiating power will be key for your success. The role will allow you to improve efficiency with suppliers. You will be the go-to resource for the business on paper-based food packaging products. You will help the business deliver savings and lower costs for its customers. You will identify, sell and implement cost savings through paper-based packaging procurement.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate for this role will have a proven track record as a buyer with commercial activities in the food sector. Experience within or supplying a major retailer would be considered an asset. You will also need negotiation skills, and have proven yourself as a great communicator that can influence others. You will be a natural leader with the ability to motivate and work well within a team. You will have a history of strong decision making backed by results of seizing commercial opportunities through your skills as a buyer. You must have a positive attitude and outlook. You will have a wealth of knowledge on paper-based food packaging.

Minimum Requirements
To be considered for this role you must have commercial experience as a buyer with proven results. Have a working knowledge of retail supply chains and experience negotiating the procurement of paper-based food packaging products.

Competitive + Car allowance + Benefits (call or email for full details)

Application Process
Those selected for interviews will potentially move through two or three stages before being made a formal job offer. This process can take time to complete. If you are a procurer of food with a commercial background, supplying or buying for major retailers then you might be the person we are looking for.

How to Apply
If this sounds like you, please apply via the link. To discuss the role in more detail, please contact Tom Edmondson-Matthews on 01780 480 530 or job reference TEM13822


MorePeople is a specialist recruitment business providing permanent and interim solutions for the Produce & Horticulture, Food, Agriculture and Garden & Leisure sectors across the UK and internationally. Our focus is on retail and foodservice supply chains, from ‘own label’ suppliers to blue chip brands.

Founded in 2000 by two passionate foodies with vast experience of working in the industry, our team comprises extremely knowledgeable ex-industry professionals and professional recruiters who are passionate about the sectors. We take a functional approach to recruitment with dedicated teams for Commercial, Technical, Operational, HR and Finance roles. The majority of placements are for permanent, full-time professional roles ranging from Junior Managers to Senior Directors.

Find Us
01780 480530
Acanthus House
10a Belton Street
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