Our client is a leading food business based in Hertfordshire are looking to recruit a Packaging Manager. The successful candidate will manage the supply and procurement of the full range of packaging materials to meet the business needs.
• Manage the end to end supply of packaging into the business to meet demand requirements.
• Source and select supply base partners to meet department and business objectives.
• Forecast and source packaging to time, budget and quality parameters.
• Negotiation of supply agreements and contracts.
• Manage and maintain contract and price agreement forward cover.
• Analysing key sector metrics to understand trends, translating them into continuous buying improvements. Benchmark/market pricing and identify opportunities for packaging.
• Packaging category and sector analysis to identify opportunities and to mitigate commercial and technical risks.
• Identifying cost saving initiatives and leading material and design re-engineering opportunities.
• Gathering and analysing market data, reporting on findings to support New Product Development.
• Experienced, successful and knowledgeable packaging manager within the FMCG environment (minimum of three years).
• Strong negotiation capability with exposure to forecasting, contract & stock management and innovation.
• An ability to research, source and select supply partners and progress to negotiate future supply of materials.
• Experience managing direct reports, multi-disciplinary non-direct reports and multiple projects simultaneously.
• Good reporting discipline with attention to detail.
• Experience & understanding of MRP & ERP systems, supporting future development for department needs.
• Comfortable working across the Microsoft Office suite with strong presentation skills.
In return for meeting the above criteria the successful candidate will be rewarded with this fantastic opportunity to join a business with exponential growth. Furthermore, this includes an excellent salary package plus extra employee benefits.
To apply for this position, candidates must be eligible to live and work in the UK.
Commutable from: St Albans, Broxbourne, Cheshunt, Hatfield, Harlow, Welwyn Garden City, Watford, Romford, Luton, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, Stevenage
Keywords: Packaging, FMCG, BRC, Rigid Packaging, Flexible Packaging, Food
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