Job Title: Senior Lead Buyer for Packaging
Job Overview: We are seeking a Senior Lead Buyer for Packaging to join a fast-growing FMCG company in the Netherlands. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the procurement of packaging materials for our products. The ideal candidate will have extensive experience in sourcing and purchasing packaging materials and have excellent negotiation and communication skills.
- Develop and implement sourcing strategies for packaging materials.
- Lead negotiations with suppliers to secure favourable pricing and contract terms.
- Manage supplier relationships, monitor supplier performance, and implement corrective actions when necessary.
- Identify cost-saving opportunities and implement cost reduction initiatives.
- Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including R&D, Production, and Quality, to ensure the timely and efficient delivery of packaging materials.
- Ensure compliance with legal and ethical standards in all procurement activities.
- Manage the procurement budget for packaging materials.
- Stay up-to-date with industry trends and best practices.
- At least 3-5 years of experience in purchasing and sourcing packaging materials in the FMCG industry or similar
- Strong negotiation skills and a proven track record of securing favourable contract terms and pricing.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.
- Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work effectively under pressure.
- Experience in leading and managing a team of procurement professionals.
- Strong analytical skills and the ability to use data to make informed procurement decisions.
- Proficient in MS Office and procurement software.
If interested, please apply below, email me at or call me directly on +44 020 3879 0968