Packaging Supply Manager

Date: 25-Jan-2019

Location: Airdrie, GB, ML6 8PL

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Job Title:                            Packaging Supply Manager      


Line Manager:                   Logistics & Supply Chain Manager



Purpose of Role


To manage the procurement of packaging materials to match customer orders or stock requirements in line with service level agreements and budget targets.


Management of Packaging Technologists in the development and delivery of new product development (NPD)


Main Responsibilities


  • To select and approve core suppliers of packaging materials based on defined business criteria.
  • To manage purchases of packaging materials to match MRP and production requirements.
  • To negotiate pricing and commercial terms with suppliers of packaging materials and propose allocation of business to Logistics & Supply Chain Manager
  • To provide quotes for packaging component costs as part of the product development process.
  • To report on performance versus departmental KPIs including PPV
  • To manage packaging material stocks to meet departmental objectives
  • Management of the development of packaging and work with bottling services for new product developments (NPD).
  • Liaise with the relevant departments on Packaging developments including - Marketing, Purchasing, Production, Customer services, external suppliers and bottling locations.
  • To manage and motivate staff, recruit, train and develop staff, according to company policies.
  • Manage and own your professional development in order to achieve your work objectives and your career and personal goals.


Scope of Role


  • Cased Goods annual production: Approx. 1.5M cases
  • Packaging materials annual budget: Approx. £7M
  • Dry Goods inventory: Approx £1.2M


Working Conditions


  • 34 hour working week
  • Office based but travel to supplier premises required
  • Required to work additional hours as necessitated by the needs of the business.


Personal Profile

  • Numerate and literate
  • Experience of MRP & SAP systems essential.
  • Demonstrate Influencing/communication/interpersonal and team working skills
  • Good organisational and planning skills.
  • Previous experience in problem solving and continuous improvement
  • Cross functional team worker who works in partnership with others


Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Degree level qualification or equivalent experience
  • Relevant vocational qualification (e.g. CIPS)
  • 5 + years’ experience in a Procurement/Purchasing role
  • Full (clean) driving Licence.

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