Sector: Packaging Distribution
Package: Basic Salary up to £30,000 (depending on experience)
Plus Bonus & other excellent PLC Company Benefits
Macfarlane Group PLC is the UK’s largest packaging distributor and we are seeking to hire an experienced Senior Buyer to join our established Reading site. As a business, we are passionate about providing fully integrated and innovative packaging solutions augmented by outstanding customer service. As a Group we are continuing to grow significantly and always keen to attract talented new individuals to our business.
The Senior Buyer Role
Working as a key member of our local procurement team, this role will support both the local Reading site and our company wide National procurement strategy. This appointment is therefore integral to the success of the business, with the successful candidate supporting the management and development of the regional supplier base. There is the opportunity to get hands on and develop the site, in turn leading to opportunities to progress through the company.
Senior Buyer Key Duties
Do you have the correct profile?
In order to apply you must already have a minimum of two years buying/purchasing experience that has been gained within fast-paced a commercial environment. This will have given you exposure to the majority of the key duties listed above and you may well already have embarked upon your CIPS studies (Macfarlane are happy to sponsor the successful candidate with this). Any prior experience of working within a fast-paced sales/distribution based organisation would be advantageous but most essential to the role is strong communication and negotiation skills, the ability to perform in a pressurised environment and deliver against often exacting timeframes. It is also important that you have strong interpersonal skills when dealing with internal colleagues and departments.
In return we offer a competitive basic starting salary along with an attractive performance/profit linked bonus scheme and a flexible employee benefits scheme that includes: 25 days annual leave (rising up to 27 days with service plus all bank holidays), additional holiday purchasing scheme, contributory pension & employee discount scheme. Macfarlane Group is also dedicated to maximising every employee’s potential, by providing career development plans and pathways in an environment that fosters personal growth and continuous improvement.
This is a key hire for us whereby we seek someone to commence ASAP. Shortlisted applicants can therefore expect to be invited swiftly for local interview across the coming weeks. To make an application please simply click ‘apply’ ensuring that your CV is up to date and relevant. Please note that all shortlisted candidates can expect to hear back from us within five working days of making their application. If you do not therefore hear back within that timeframe, please assume that your application has not been successful on this particular occasion.
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