Buyer - Packaging

Job reference: 134997BR Previous
Location: Nottingham Support Office
Function area: Buying and Merchandising
Shift pattern: Full-time
Contract type: Permanent
Hours per week: Over 35 hours per week
A fabulous opportunity for an experienced Sourcing or Procurement professional operating at Buyer level to join the Global Sourcing team and be part of our exciting global expansion.

The position we are recruiting for will require someone with a broad skillset – centred on commercial acumen ideally with a modern sourcing / purchasing mind-set. This knowledge will be ideally underpinned by practical understanding of a manufacturing supply base.

All about this role…
Reporting to the Buying Manager, you will:
• Manage supplier relationships, performance and risk
• Develop sourcing and commodity strategies
• Deliver cost effective and innovative raw materials and/or packaging for use in our consumer brands and own-brand products in conjunction with our development colleagues.
• Identify and deliver cost reduction & risk reduction initiatives
• Assist in the negotiation of contracts and agreements
• Track and predict commodity price movements
• Assist in the development of global supply chains to support our international growth plans.
• Gather and analyse data to provide sourcing recommendations to support global manufacturing strategies

What we are looking for…
• Knowledge of the strategic sourcing/procurement lifecycle and procurement best practices
• High level of commercial acumen
• Strong negotiation skills
• A strong Cross functional player with excellent stakeholder management skills
• Previous experience in sourcing/purchasing or manufacturing:

• Ideally degree level education
• CIPS Educated or working towards CIPS
• Further degree: MBA, Business Qualification, MSc, PhD etc. is seen as an advantage

A bit about us…
At Walgreens Boots Alliance – Global Brands, we believe in being PIONEERING, INSPIRATIONAL and CONNECTING with people. Our market leading brands such as No7, Liz Earle, Soap&Glory and YourGoodSkin touch the lives of millions all over the world. We put the consumer at the heart of everything we do using real time insights to activate brands and products on a global scale. With a passionate and innovative approach to Beauty and Healthcare, we are shaping the future of health and wellbeing for everyone. We are part of Walgreens Boots Alliance, a global leader in pharmacy-led retail with more than 18,500 stores globally, helping people live happier and healthier lives.

What we can offer you:
We offer the chance to work in a consumer led environment with the chance to make an impact on a global scale. With a truly entrepreneurial mind-set, we recognise the importance of a diverse workforce who work collaboratively with shared values and ambition. We invest in our people by challenging you and developing you, and provide a great local reward scheme including:

• Competitive Salary & annual discretionary bonus plan
• 25 days annual leave, plus statutory bank holidays
• Generous staff discount scheme
• Flexible benefits scheme available ranging from private medical insurance, holiday buying, cycle to work scheme and many more
• Onsite Staff Shop, Opticians, Gym and Canteen
• Boots Benevolent Fund - a registered charity that can offer support to eligible current and former colleagues in the UK, as well as their immediate relatives and dependants, at times of financial hardship

If you have any queries regarding this vacancy – please contact

Diversity and inclusion is at the centre of everything we do. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. To learn more about our functions, explore our brands and find opportunities all over the globe please visit: