Packaging Sourcing Manager, Jobs, 7068

Engineering, Manufacturing & Supply Chain Recruitment

Packaging Sourcing Manager - Glasgow

Engineering & Manufacturing - Purchasing/Procurement
Ref: 7068 Date Posted: Tuesday 24 Nov 2020
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Packaging Sourcing Manager 


Excellent package 

Do you have experience working within the drinks industry with Luxury Packaging? Do you have experience in Procurement of Packaging? Do you have excellent knowledge of the Supply Base within the drinks industry? Do you want to be part of a growing & ambitious organisation? Would you like to the opportunity to travel within the UK & Europe?

Nine Twenty are assisting our Global client in their need for a Packaging Procurement Manager to join their team on a full time and permanent basis. 

The successful candidate will be part of a small team and bring a wealth of knowledge to this newly created role. 

The role:

  • The Sourcing Manager is part of the EMEA Procurement function and is responsible for all prestige packaging sourcing requirements for Scotland.
  • The job holder has part responsibility for ensuring efficient sourcing on a range of packaging at an international & global level 
  • There is a need to act as a company ambassador, working to build key relationships between the Supplier and client. There is also a need at times to travel globally and to spend additional time working away from home.


  • Development and management of sourcing strategies for prestige packaging
  • Carry out appropriate sourcing arrangements with existing & new suppliers 
  • Support of regional and Global Procurement function
  • Maintain a register of all contacts and suppliers 
  • Negotiate & implement robust agreements
  • Look for new initiatives, innovation & continuous improvement 
  • Participate in supplier review meetings with key suppliers.
  • Work in conjunction with the Procurement Manager to ensure a robust vendor approval process 

Skills required:

  • Experience in procurement and direct negotiation with working knowledge of legal terms and conditions and constructing agreements.
  • Fundamental knowledge of the Supply Chain & the impact that procurement has on it through having experience in an FMCG environment.
  • Experienced Negotiator.
  • Knowledgeable and experienced on all types of packaging especially on prestige packaging sourcing.
  • Numerate, logical, analytical approach.
  • Strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence others within the business and develop partnerships with internal stakeholders.
  • Enthusiastic and approachable manner with a pro-active, can-do attitude.
  • Capable of planning and organising a diverse workload, whilst managing ever changing priorities.
  • Project management skills: manage projects from brief to completion.
  • Committed to continual improvement in processes, performance and personal development.
  • Able to work independently and within a team environment, pro-active, customer focused and take ownership of work, is proactive and thinks beyond the given task.
  • Working knowledge & experience in all aspects of the Purchase to Pay cycle, SAP

Please apply directly and Nine Twenty will be in touch.