Overview

This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic, enthusiastic and capable individual to join the fastest-growing packaging company in the UK and embark on the path toward a successful and rewarding career.

The position is to increase our client’s team to support the fantastic growth experienced over the last 12 months

Job Description

We’re looking for a Buyer to join the purchasing team in Portsmouth.  As part of the Commercial department your key responsibilities will include:

  • Supporting stock control and administration duties
  • Supporting tenders, product enquiries and ad-hoc project work.
  • Reporting and statistical analysis/end-to-end thinking
  • Sourcing and negotiating with existing suppliers

Our Ideal candidate will:

  • Be outgoing, positive and have excellent communication skills, particularly on the telephone
  • Have a can-do attitude and be looking to progress within the role
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, in order to be a flexible and supportive member of the team
  • Have good time management, prioritisation, negotiation & organisational skills
  • Have an ethical approach to business and relationship building
  • Be able to understand and effectively follow company processes and procedure
  • Have a strong desire to improve the supplier/ customer experience
  • Demonstrate strong ability with Microsoft Office products, with an emphasis on Excel
  • Show willingness for continuous improvement within the role and to go the extra mile across the board.

Minimum requirements:

  • Buying experience – preferably in the packaging industry
  • Strong analytical and numerical skills, good written and verbal communication skills

Excellent benefits package including:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Generous bonus scheme
  • Opportunity to become a shareholder
  • 20 days holiday per year rising to 25, plus statutory holidays
  • A generous pension scheme with employer contributions