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Global Lead Buyer - Packaging, Madrid, €50-75k

Global Lead Buyer - Packaging, Madrid, €50-75k

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    €52000 - €78000 per annum + bonus + package

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    Geoff Hunt

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    over 1 year ago

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Role: Lead Global Procurement Buyer, Packaging

Location: Madrid, Spain

Package: €52-78k + 12% bonus

Hybrid working? Yes, work from home + office


Fantastic opportunity to join a global leader in the food space, with a turnover in the €bn's and offices/manufacturing plants in over 30 countries. Further, you'll drive centralised procurement initiatives as part of the company's global procurement transformation. In the position of Global Lead Buyer for Packaging, you will work across 100+ manufacturing sites globally and be an integral part of the global packaging procurement team.


In the position of Lead Buyer for Packaging, you'll manage a spend of over €70m and will have end-to-end responsibility for packaging procurement globally, reporting to the Global Procurement Category Manager for Packaging. You'll play an essential role in driving the category forwards and will:

  • Develop and execute the packaging category plan delivering on the global projects within this
  • Execute agreed sourcing/improvement plan(s) on a global, regional or local scale
  • Ensuring we select, contract and manage relationships with the appropriate supply base
  • Source ethically and compliantly with a clear focus on sustainability
  • Continually scan the market and introduce supply market innovation which could benefit customers and/or operational efficiency
  • Regularly engage with a Packaging community of staff from local buyers to engineers across the globe to guide on the best way to source packaging at a local level
  • Ensures the packaging category delivers its annual Goals, like savings Goals, and specific KPI's
  • Coordinates all the necessary global/regional/local actions in case of major sourcing or service issues
  • Ensures compliance with Corporate Procedures and Policies

The right candidate:

  • For this position, they are looking for a procurement candidate who has experience with international packaging sourcing
  • Given the dispersed nature of the company, you will be a strong collaborator and comfortable engaging and working with people from across the world. You are able to balance strategic thinking and direction setting with hands-on delivery and coach others in the same
  • You are able to manage your priorities independently, are organized and sensitive to deadlines. You are able to recognize situations that warrant attention and develop practical solutions
  • You are analytical and able to effectively communicate (in written and spoken English) about your analysis and results. You are continually balancing the present with the future and are a proactive problem solver. Being results-oriented means you are committed to improving delivery and in doing so are an excellent team worker. You enjoy travel and are keen to see other locations to learn and spread knowledge and experience around the globe


To learn more about this exciting opportunity, please apply to this advert asap