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Packaging Inventory Planner/Buyer

Dermal – Kempston Full Time

An opportunity has arisen for a highly motivated individual to plan and purchase a
specified range of packaging components as required in the manufacturing functions of the Dermal Supply Chain. The role will be based at our Warehousing & Distribution Centre at Kempston.

Key responsibilities:

  • Plan and purchase packaging items to maintain optimum stock levels to meet finished goods production planning.
  • Maintain and promote good relationships with all stakeholders both externally and internally.
  • Maintain accurate systems data to include the creation and maintenance of additional product structures (Bills of Materials) within ERP.
  • Create and maintain packaging specifications within Company Document Management System.
  • Negotiate and track prices
  • Plan the implementation of new components.
  • Support monthly and adhoc reporting


You should ideally have the following attributes:

  • Previous experience of purchasing, supply chain/planning within a regulated manufacturing environment.
  • Solutions driven with the ability to evaluate situations, identify options and be able to reach a suitable outcome quickly and efficiently.
  • Strong organisational and time-management skills, with the flexibility to handle a broad range of responsibilities and multiple priorities and projects.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to work well under pressure.
  • Sound working knowledge of windows office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc.) and other computer systems e.g. ERP Systems.