FMCG Packaging Buyer
Salary £30000 - £35000
We currently have a very exciting opportunity for a Packaging Buyer within an and established, and growing FMCG company. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to join a large company at the forefront of the operation.
The Ideal Candidate will have:
* The packaging technology skills necessary to specify suitable packaging materials, produce line drawings for flow wrap film and approve packaging specifications.
* A detailed knowledge of the specifications of corrugated cartons, carton board cartons, FSDUS/POS,
* Thorough understanding of flexographic and litho print processes.
* Experienced in the purchasing of flexographic printed films self-adhesive labels and shrink films.
* An ability to provide and advise Design and Marketing colleagues on the most cost-effective printing methods.
* Experience in the approval of artwork and attending initial press pass of all new packaging.
* Understanding and awareness of the latest Packaging Waste Regulations and the process of sourcing environmentally friendly alternative methods of packing products.
* Able to complete all packaging waste request documents submitted by our customers.
* A knowledge and ability to utilise TOPS or pallet configuration software
Skills, Experience and Person Specification
* Experience of using SAP MRP system, product creation, Purchase Ordering, scheduling, maintaining integrity of SAP data
* Interpreting forecast changes / amendments & impact on raw material stock availability
* addressing stock/Invoice queries
* Experience of supplier evaluation, selection and contract price negotiation
* Ability to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
* IT literate
* Excellent communication skills both verbally and written
* Hardworking, reliable, enthusiastic and resilient
The above is not an exhaustive list of duties and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by the overall business objectives and requirements.
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