Job Title: Print & Paper Buyer

Salary: £50k to £55k pa (depending on experience)

Location: London

Reference: J4252

Contact: George Thompson

Telephone: 0141 647 6688

Categories: Print, London, Procurement/Estimation, Paper


We have a rare opportunity to join a prestigious, internationally renowned print management company. There is a need for a talented print and paper buyer to join their team and contribute towards their world class service. The selected candidate will benefit from industry leading training and progression opportunities.

The core responsibility of the print buyer will be to purchase and deliver diverse marketing projects and materials. You will be integral in the strengthening of relationships with clients and will be relied upon to provide support for their daily print requirements. Focusing on supplier relationships nationally and internationally, you will ensure all print campaigns are delivered within set SLAs.

This position requires high energy, assertiveness, ability to negotiate, creative problem solving, good judgement, initiative and an aptitude for the following:

  • Developing strong vendor relationships and lead in the purchasing of printed materials for all projects including negotiating best costs, seeking cost savings opportunities.
  • Ensuring the highest quality in printing production through ensuring the quality control standards of each vendor meets company requirements.
  • Coordinating and managing the proper flow of multiple print projects from planning, scheduling and managing through completion for all printed projects.
  • Create and communicate schedules and ensure they are updated on a regular basis and provide timely warnings when delivery dates may be in jeopardy.
  • Properly research and vet new partners on an ongoing basis to ensure our client is partnering with vendors with the newest innovations in printing capabilities.

It goes without saying that a Print & Paper Buyer will be tenacious, driven and eager to learn. Having previous experience for buying printed materials is key as is being able to coordinate marketing and print run projects. To be a successful Print & Paper Buyer you must be innovative and have experience of finding effective solutions for client requirements and work to set deadlines and budgets.

We can only consider candidates who are dedicated print & paper buyers and have been for many years, rather than candidates who do Buying as part of a wider role.  

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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 – greg@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head of Print recruitment–Neil Pearson – neil@harrison-scott.co.uk

Head Paper recruitment – Gary Young – gary@harrison-scott.co.uk

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

George Thompson – george@harrison-scott.co.uk

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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