European Packaging Procurement Lead

European Packaging Procurement Lead

Surrey – £70-80k + £6000 car allowance + bonus + private healthcare and a 11% matched pension scheme



A unique opportunity has come up in a world recognised FMCG brand in Surrey due to an increase in demand on the Procurement Team. This role will see you oversee the Packaging Category Strategy across Europe and be managing a team of 2 people, 1 at Buyer level and 1 at Category Manager level. The preferred candidate will need extensive packaging procurement knowledge and have proven experience in delivering this category strategy regionally or internationally. The role will report straight into the Global Head of Procurement who is based in the UK.


What the role involves:

Management of all packaging spend across Europe with a varied supplier base.

Ensure that Procurement is seen in a strategic way and looking at new long-term supplier strategy and innovation and how to bring best value to this

Managing a team of 2 buyer/ category managers

Have the chance to interact with the wider Procurement exec team in making critical commercial decisions as part of the short, medium- and long-term strategy of the business and be empowered to make these decisions

Effectively lead, develop, and enable the procurement organisation to achieve strategic objectives.


The person we hope to find:

Proven packaging procurement category management background

Previous experience in working in an FMCG/ Retail industry ideally.

Strong ability to manage the global sourcing strategy and critical success factors internally and externally in order to achieve this

Flexible, adjust readily to new situations while effectively dealing with ambiguity, stress and uncertainty. Able to leverage knowledge of operations and develop solutions to complex issues.

Strong negotiation skills and understanding of contracts and supply agreements


Salary and Benefits:

£70-80k + £6000 car allowance +bonus + private healthcare and a 11% matched pension scheme


This is a great time to join this growing company who continue to invest in their products and global markets and a chance for an experienced Procurement Manager who is looking to lead a team and develop the packaging category which is so critical for the business.

The role offers lots of flexible working and a chance to be part of a UK team and part of a wider global Procurement team. If you have a strong packaging procurement background and looking for a new challenge then please get in touch!


For more information please apply by emailing the latest copy of your CV and contact details to


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