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Buyer - Packaging

Sector Location Job type Salary
Date added
30 November, 2021

Job Description

We are currently partnered with a market leading FMCG business, which is embarking on a large Procurement transformation, in its search for a Buyer – Packaging.


It is looking for a candidate with Procurement-based experience to co-operate closely with the team during this period of change.


Buyer – Packaging, Zurich, Switzerland


In this role, you will be responsible for the spend management of several hundred million euros in packaging, with a key focus on a transition towards greater sustainability.


The successful candidate will be tasked with strategy development for this spend, and will be expected to work closely with regional Procurement heads to develop and implement a sourcing strategy for this area of spend.


The successful candidate would ideally have a degree or professional background involving analytical assessment, and a proficiency in mathematics, statistics, econometrics or other relevant background.


Key accountabilities of the Buyer – Packaging include:


  • Responsibility for the global strategy of packaging materials connected with secondary packaging, initiating and driving large global change management strategies (such as complexity reduction projects)
  • To support on delivering the organisation’s sustainability targets, measuring and managing the overall performance of global suppliers, as well as acting as a senior relationship lead for the category, working closely with regional Procurement teams to assist the launch of innovations, new product development and new supplier introductions
  • The successful candidate will be degree educated and have at least 5 years‘ experience in a similar role
  • You will also have experience of managing a sizeable spend and have dealt with large-scale, complex change management projects
  • Knowledge of end-to-end portfolio management (including service and quality) is also important in order to be successful in this position
  • A duty to liaise and influence key senior stakeholders in order to meet company goals
  • Needs more able using data to drive improvements in strategy, maybe digitalisation


In return, this is an ideal role for any aspiring senior Procurement professional with multi-national exposure, who is looking for their next step.


Our client is a well-known, market-leading business that is currently going through an exciting period of growth, meaning there will be scope for progression in this role.


If you are interested in applying for this Buyer – Packaging vacancy, please register your interest using the link below. Alternatively, please send a copy of your CV to or for a confidential conversation about this role, please call Jaedon Munton in our Zug office on +41 41 508 7007.