Job Title: Labels Category Lead Buyer – Surrey

Salary: £35-45k Basic + benefits

Location: London

Reference: J1518

Contact: Steve Parker

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: London, Packaging, Procurement/Estimation, Labels

I am actively seeking a candidate for the above role. Please find brief details to follow:

• Outstanding experience in the packaging/print sector
• Proven track record of managing a packaging portfolio
• Previous experience of procuring relevant category of goods and services highly advantageous
• CIPs qualification preferred
• Significant experience of category/print management or procurement, with a proven track record of value creation by either cost reduction or achieving contribution targets
• Proven track record of supporting internal and external customers
• Strong ability to communicate effectively with customers: listening, influencing & presenting
• Significant experience of making presentations to clients in support of business development
• Significant experience of procurement best practice and procurement techniques
• Experienced in the successful use of e-procurement tools
• Proven track record in data management –strong Excel skills
• Strong negotiating skills (both commercial and legal)
• Experienced at managing change
• Outstanding team player

The client seeks someone with a packaging spend of circa £10m and a candidate with expertise in labels will have a distinct advantage. If you, or someone you know would be interested in more detail, please do not hesitate to contact me.

If you would like to apply, please send Microsoft Word CV and small paragraph highlighting why your experience matches the above profile.


This position has now been filled, but has been left on our website as we have other similar vacancies to this on an ongoing basis that might interest you. More importantly, we have vacancies that are not advertised due to their confidential nature therefore it would certainly be in your interest to email your CV, as a word document, depending on which sector you are in, to :-

Head of Packaging recruitment – Greg Nelson –

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson –

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young –

Board level, account management and all levels of sales vacancies –

George Thompson –

Our divisional heads will then email your CV internally to the consultant who specialises in your exact sector, for example a category of packaging is cartons, a category of print is print management, in fact we have over 30 specialist categories. Our specialist consultant will contact you if we have a live vacancy that matches, or contact you in the near future as soon a good match to skill set and experience becomes available.

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