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Head Buyer

Gen Phoenix
Competitive salary and benefits package
Closing date
19 Mar 2024

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Specialist Area
Buying, Procurement
Job Level
Director / Head / VP / CPO
Production & Operations
Contract Type
Full Time
CIPS Membership
CIPS member, Non CIPS member

Job Details

Head Buyer

Peterborough - Competitive salary and benefits package

Generation Phoenix

Generation Phoenix (Gen Phoenix) is delivering a new generation of materials for the next era of sustainability.  Through a revolutionary circular process, Gen Phoenix rescues leather offcuts destined for landfill and generates them into a premium recycled leather material coveted by the world’s most iconic brands for its beauty and durability.  Since 2007, Gen Phoenix has diverted thousands of tons of material from landfill.  Adaptable to a wide variety of feedstocks, Gen Phoenix’s patented technology platform will make material circularity possible at an epic scale. 

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Exciting opportunity to join our Team

The role:

We have a fantastic opportunity for a qualified and experienced Buyer to join our growing team based across two manufacturing sites in Peterborough. 

This role will report to the Head of Supply Chain and will support the business by managing our supplier base (raw materials, key non-direct spend plus logistics) ensuring that our Team can deliver outstanding product to our customers on time and in full, as well ensuring the business is working with the right suppliers to support new product developments

We are looking for someone who is CIPS qualified and who has a minimum of 5 years’ experience within a manufacturing environment, including running MRP.  The right candidate for this role will need to have;

  • Excellent negotiation and communication skills
  • A strong bias toward teamworking across the entire business but still be able to work off self-initiative
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Excellent work ethic Self-motivated with the drive to succeed


About The Company

Gen Phoenix are developing a new generation of materials for the next era of sustainability.

We're on a mission to make material circularity possible at an epic scale to have true impact for industry and the planet.
While others are still talking big, we're building big.
Our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility can regenerate up to 6 million m2 of material annually– and we're poised to grow to meet demand.

Our Story

Formerly known as ELeather, GenPhoenix is inspired by the cyclical regeneration of the phoenix, as we give new life to leather waste by transforming it into a sustainable, recycled material. Gen Phoenix will continue our mission to usher in a new generation of materials for the next era of sustainability. Our new name also underscores our commitment to introduce environmentally-friendly, circular materials with unprecedented performance and scale to new customers in consumer luxury goods, footwear and automotive. We are proud of the reputation we have built as the leader in sustainable recycled leather for aviation, railway and bus customers and therefore ELeather will remain our product brand, serving the mass-transportation market.

Our Unique Culture

Through our revolutionary circular process, leather offcuts and textile waste are bound for greatness instead of landfill, being regenerated into premium next-gen materials coveted for their beauty and durability.

Our unique patented technology platform is powerfully adaptable to a number of feedstocks, including leather, post-consumer textiles, and even plant-based materials. We are on a journey and we are looking for the right candidates to join us in our mission and make a real impact today.

  • Saved over 9000 tons of leather waste from landfill
  • Powered by 100% renewable electricity
  • Recycling 95% of water used in production
  • Zero waste to landfill since 2016

Learning & Development

It’s your career – you own it

We don’t do annual appraisals.  We have a continuous performance management approach so you will be supported throughout your time with us. We believe in the power of honest conversations and encourage you to drive the following with your manager on a regular basis:

The Performance conversation – an opportunity to discuss what you’re working on, your competencies, any training you require and how you’re contributing.

The Career conversation – time to talk about you; your aspirations, how you want to develop and what support you need.

The Reward conversation – time to focus on what you’re getting from us.


We are committed to equality of opportunity in all of our employment practices, procedures and policies.

When we hire someone, we look for, choose and appoint the best candidate for the role, irrespective of age, race, national origin, disability, religion, gender, gender reassignment, sexual preference, marital status or membership/non-membership of any trade unions.

We apply the same principles when selecting our business partners.

We operate globally and recognise the cultural differences that may exist in the countries in which we do business.  We recognise that a truly diverse workforce reflects our markets and will help us succeed in those markets.

We do not tolerate any form of discrimination

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