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Packaging Buyer

Ref: 78490

  • 50,000-70,000
  • 16 Dec 2022
  • Kildare
  • Permanent

Packaging Buyer

About the Position

We are looking for a Buyer focused on the Packaging category to be based in our Global Innovation Centre in Naas, Kildare.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsibility for spend within the assigned categories
  • Develop global strategies for the assigned categories with guidance from the Category Manager
  • Ensure the global strategies support the greater Kerry business agenda
  • Coordination of these strategies across the Regions and internal business units
  • Custody of data validity and reporting within their categories
  • Supplier Relationship Management
  • Supplier and material strategy development
  • Oversee supplier quality assurance for their category
  • Ensure supplier compliance for required standards of business (Supplier Quality, Insurance, SEDEX, etc)
  • Participate in & run negotiations
  • Working Capital Management
  • Design through to deploy for savings projects, supplier initiatives, category strategy
  • Supplier Benchmarking
  • E-Tendering
  • Supplier workshops (Savings and New Product Development)


  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to integrate and work effectively with people at all levels, functions, and cultures
  • Team-oriented with a flexible approach to working styles and management types
  • Focused, results-oriented and able to challenge the status quo to achieve both the medium and long term KPI levels and the Global strategy
  • Proven track record of taking initiative and delivering projects by partnering with other business functions, suppliers, and customers
  • Uses mature judgment to balance the business and commercial implications of category sourcing decisions and competitor activity on the direction and development of the Global Group Purchasing and business strategy
  • Clear focus on meeting task deadlines
  • Strong numerical and data analysis ability in order to produce and interpret adhoc reports from raw data
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to operate within a virtual team
  • Looking for a step-forward in their career to be exposed and mentored by a diverse team of Global Procurement Managers and with the goal to become a Procurement Manager in time
  • Ability to travel up to 25% of the time should the role require it
  • Globally Mobile within medium-long term horizon

Remuneration Package

Competitive Salary
Full suite of benefits
To discuss this role further or other engineering jobs please contact Diarmuid O'Mahony on 01 5927888 or by email or click the apply button

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