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Purchasing Manager / Buyer - Print & Packaging




Salary up to £40K + Pension + 20 days + Bank Holidays + Accrued Days (based on length of service)

Our client is a growing international packaging company supplying a wide range of primary and secondary flexible packaging to include films, laminates, pre-formed bags and pouches, high quality print in flexo or gravure up to 10 colour.

There is a requirement for a Buyer / Purchasing Manager with print or packaging purchasing experience and a very personable attitude to fit within a dynamic team. This is an excellent opportunity for the right applicant to pursue a career within Procurement / Supply Chain. The diverse role will include a variety of tasks and will require someone with a keen eye for detail and good understanding of print or packaging product buying.

Position Role:

  • Liaising with UK and international suppliers daily
  • Sending quotation requests to suppliers for new and existing business
  • Checking purchase orders to suppliers and order confirmations to customers to make sure that prices are correct and in line with price lists and quotations
  • Sending PO's to suppliers highlighting specific requirements and ensuring orders are being processed on time
  • Chasing sales contracts (PFI's) from suppliers and checking their accuracy
  • Updating suppliers' price lists
  • Having complete overview of all production / planning
  • Responsible for all daily activities related to procurement
  • Maintaining strong relationships with suppliers to keep track of ongoing orders
  • Achieving cost savings and contributing to budget targets
  • Assisting with new suppliers and new products sourcing
  • Liaising with the admin, sales and logistics staff to ensure smooth deliveries of orders
  • Reporting to Managing Director and assisting Sales & Marketing Director

Essential Skills:

  • Ability to prioritise and work both independently and within a team
  • Highly organised with excellent communication skills
  • Attention to details & analysing mindset
  • Keen interest in building business relationships
  • Proficient with MS Office (Outlook, Word, Excel) and databases (in-house order processing system)

Pension + 20 days + Bank Holidays



0161 485 8888

Purchasing Manager / Buyer - Print & Packaging

Bowdon, Altrincham WA14, UK

Published on 31 Oct 2019