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Senior Commodity Buyer Packaging (and Chemicals)

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with all internal departments to identify and implement packaging cost savings through modification of materials, methods, suppliers and/or processes that result in margin improvements
  • Negotiate effectively for price, delivery schedule, contract terms & agreements, and perform careful selection of reliable suppliers to ensure that materials & services requirements of the plant are met.
  • Communicate as required with relevant vendors for all local procurement transactions such as sourcing of samples, request for quotations, Purchase Order (PO) terms & agreements, PO processing, quality issues, material recoveries, payments, specifications compliance, & others.
  • Coordinate with Product Development, Marketing, Quality Services (QS), and Facilities Division for correct purchase specifications, new & existing materials evaluation, & other technical requirements to ensure that correct materials & services are procured and vendors comply with quality standards.
  • Search & develop continuously competitive and reliable alternative vendors to further improve quality & cost and ensure continuity of supplies
  • Review materials forecast with requestors to evaluate over-all requirements and enable avail better terms & agreements with vendors.
  • Maintain liaison with vendors to ensure procurement of high quality at optimum cost materials, efficient delivery, & dependable services.
  • Coordinate with Purchasing Expediter and Production Planning for order follow-ups & shipment so ensure that delivery schedules are met.
  • Coordinate with Accounting Department for payment transactions to ensure that vendors are timely paid.
  • Determine manufacturing facilities compliance to FDA standards and discuss commercial issues to enable achieve better business package.


  • Relevant Qualifications (minimum education, experience, training, skills & abilities required)
  • Bachelor degree in Chemistry, Engineering, Commerce, or related science.
  • Relevant 5 years’ experience in procurement function of diversified commercial organization in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry (Personal and Home Care products preferred)
  • Experience with packaging production facilities and packaging operations
  • Experience with procuring a wide range of consumer packaging (printed paper, corrugated, printed film, injection and blow molded containers).
  • Excellent communication & negotiating skills with proficiency in both verbal & written English
  • Computer literate. With experience in Ariba and/or JD Edwards a plus
    Strong interpersonal skills & able to establish good working relationship internally & externally.