Senior Buyer, External Manufacturing - global FMCG

West London
GBP45000 - GBP55000 per annum + Car & Bonus
04 Nov 2020
04 Dec 2020
George Beale
Job Level
Manager, Specialist
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Buyer, New Product Development & 3rd Party Manufacturing - Leading Global FMCG Major - Slough - £45-55k + car allowance & package

This leading global FMCG, renowned for some of the most highly recognisable brands globally, are looking to bring on-board a strategic senior buyer to join a crucial team focussed on 3rd party manufacturing and finished goods across Europe

This team plays a highly pivotal role in the go to market strategy for new products, crucial in the engagement with external parties, including co-pack and manufacturing. It is vital that this individual is highly commercial and able to identify risks early with new suppliers - ideal for any procurement managers with experience in 3rd party manufacturing or co-packaging, looking to step into a highly strategic and vital role for a global firm.

Role accountabilities:

  • This role is crucial in the launch of new products globally, in achieving the right commercials, financials and relationships with external suppliers
  • Working closely with global teams in R&D, regulatory, quality and supply, to deliver the most optimal result and enable innovation of products in the pipeline
  • Ensure that suppliers are compliant with Policies and lead legal discussions in terms of contract negotiations, IPs and Royalties
  • Design and negotiate contracts of an often very complex and individual nature in conjunction with Legal Dept.
  • Take the opportunity to act as the primary focus of the organisation with external suppliers and leverage this for fast-paced and highly recognisable progression within the business

Experience required:

  • In-depth procurement experience, with a minimum of 3 years' experience in an external manufacturing, packaging or raw products categories across multi-countries
  • New Product Development experience is ideal however not essential, however the experience on a broader level of implement category strategies across a NDP / 3rd party finished goods category is bital
  • High achiever with proven experience in a global FMCG or Consumer focussed firm, able to work across countries, teams and cultures
  • Degree level education / Masters / MCIPS is desired however not essential

If you are an experienced senior buyer, looking to cut your teeth in a truly pivotal team in the launch and delivery of new products for this FMCG, at the forefront of their supplier engagements, please get in touch via this domain or by sending a copy of your most updated cv to

Keywords: procurement, purchasing, direct procurement, indirect procurement, new product development, NPD, manufacturing, 3rd party manufacturing, co-packaging, raw materials buying, buying, procurement manager, global procurement manager, FMCG, London, Slough, MCIPS, CIPS, Degree, MBA

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