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Packaging Buyer

Company: Creative Financial Staffing
Location: Fairfield
Posted on: January 16, 2023

Job Description:

Packaging Buyer for Family-Owned Organization!
Source innovative packaging opportunities and procure socially responsible packaging at a cost-effective price. Drive efficiencies in the supply chain that deliver timely and appropriate quantities of materials to meet the requirements of our internal and external customers.
Responsibilities of Packaging Buyer:


  • Develop, drive, and execute sourcing strategies by commodity
  • Analyze markets and commodity indices to leverage costs and understand drivers
  • Develop strategic supplier partnerships, including an optimized supply base and buy plan
  • Research, select and purchase quality materials
  • Facilitate strategic negotiations and execute supplier agreements
  • Manage supply base and orchestrate supplier transitions, ensuring continuity of supply to plants
  • Continuously assess supplier base for quality, delivery, cost, technology, sustainability, and risk management
  • Assist with ERP system development, utilization, and refinement
  • Be an active participant in defining and implementing best practices in procurement, including the establishment and effectiveness use of procedures and work instructions
  • Report supplier metrics such as on-time delivery and quality
  • Prepare and lead supplier reviews for top suppliers
  • Support Purchasing Agreements and Supplier Contracts


    Cross Functional Engagement

    • Act as a critical business partner to all departments
    • Work with plants to identify opportunities that support manufacturing efficiencies
    • Develop inventory plans for assigned materials and ensure timely deliveries accordingly
    • Work with Finance to support P&L scenarios for new and on-going commodities/projects
    • Support Sales/Marketing on new product and restage initiatives
    • Lead qualifications for alternate suppliers / materials as needed
    • Attend meetings and provide updates on issues, such as when there is a supply risk
    • Engage in productivity - innovation projects for assigned commodities
    • Identify and lead external sustainability opportunities to support Corporate Social Responsibility goals/initiatives


      Preferred Experience of Packaging Buyer:

      • Understanding and knowledge of the packaging industry
      • Strong negotiating skills along with demonstrated supplier relationship management
      • Ability to present to all levels of management
      • Knowledge and experience in supply chain management
      • Bachelor's degree in Business or related field
      • 3-5 years with recent experience within CPG procurement, supply management a plus!
      • Experience in strategic sourcing - negotiating and contracting a plus!
      • Experience in annual budgeting process
      • Experience with ERP systems
      • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, including Excel and PowerPoint
      • APICs Certification (CSCP a plus)

        For immediate and confidential consideration, email your resume to CB2

Keywords: Creative Financial Staffing, Fairfield , Packaging Buyer, Other , Fairfield, Connecticut

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