Buyer Facility Management & Secondary Packaging AFEMEA & ASC (based in UK)

Buyer Facility Management & Secondary Packaging AFEMEA & ASC (based in UK)

Job title: Buyer Facility Management & Secondary Packaging AFEMEA & ASC (based in UK)

Company: Amcor

Job description: About Amcor

Amcor is a global leader in developing and producing responsible packaging for food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other products. Amcor works with leading companies around the world to protect their products and the people who rely on them, differentiate brands, and improve value chains through a range of flexible and rigid packaging, specialty cartons, closures, and services. The company is focused on making packaging that is increasingly light-weighted, recyclable and reusable, and made using a rising amount of recycled content. Around 47,000 Amcor people generate US$12.5 billion in sales from operations that span about 230 locations in 40-plus countries. NYSE: AMCR; ASX: AMC

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Position Job Title: Buyer Facility Management & Secondary Packaging AFEMEA & ASC

BG and BU: Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East & Africa (AFEMEA)

Function: Procurement

Location: Open location in UK

Line Manager’s Job Title: Category Procurement Manager Secondary Packaging & Facility Management

Advertising Legal Entity*: Amcor Group GmbH, Zuerich/Switzerland

Work contract Legal Entity*: Amcor Group GmbH, Zuerich/Switzerland

Contract Length: Permanent

  • Contract will be issued accordingly with legal requirements and legal entity of the hiring country

Job Purpose

To ensure an uninterrupted supply of quality facility management services & secondary packaging at optimum cost by:

  • Supporting the implementation of the Facility Management & Secondary Packaging procurement strategies
  • Leading and supporting tendering activities
  • Leading and supporting implementation of one Integrated Facility Management (IFM) provider per region/country
  • Leading and supporting the standardization and simplification of the Secondary Packaging (according to Amcor Catalogue)

To contribute to the standardization, simplification and optimization of the Facility Management services & Secondary Packaging across AFEMEA & ASC.

Categories that fall under the Facility Management Portfolio:

Cleaning services and consumables, Pest Control, Gardening, Catering, Reception, Security, Workwear& Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), maintenance, electrical services etc.

Categories that fall under the Secondary Packaging Portfolio:

Wooden Packaging, Cores (Paper, Plastic and Metal), Corrugated Packaging etc

Principal Accountabilities

Strategy Deployment

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of effective sourcing strategies for the Facility Management & Secondary Packaging categories in order to ensure quality of services and significant cost reductions

Results Achievement

  • Runs tenders or other commercial exercises, provides pricing/ offer, spend analysis in a timely manner as required while creating and maintaining accurate purchasing documents
  • Supports the Category Procurement Manager and leads the implementation of Integrated Facility Management (IFM) across the designated area in accordance with agreed roll-out schedule bringing savings and improving transparency and standardization of Facility Management services
  • Lead implementation of Secondary Packaging Amcor Catalogue for designated area in accordance with agreed roll-out schedule bringing savings and improving transparency and standardization of Secondary Packaging activity
  • Selects, validates and or decides on management approach for vendors with less valued purchases while considering legal aspects of contracts
  • Actively support continuous improvement of European procurement process and relevant IT solutions
  • Identifies, evaluates and develops performance indicators to monitor the suppliers’ performance for respective category
  • Investigate and analyse the market, new equipment’s, services and solutions available and seek new suppliers who may qualify to do business with Amcor
  • Ensures accurate reporting and follow up of savings planned and realized in the category
  • Contribute towards Purchasing excellence and customer satisfaction

Negotiation and contract management

  • Negotiate contracts with suppliers specifying quality, quantity, delivery schedules other KPIs, etc.
  • Manage the key suppliers and regularly review and monitor contract realization and delivery
  • Identify and resolve issues or escalate issues, if required
  • Ensure transparency in carrying out execution purchasing procedure
  • Identify improvements to supplier contracts

Relationship Management

  • Cooperates with other Amcor functions to assist with project’s scheduling, contracting, executing and consults other Amcor departments in order to identify purchasing needs and requirements
  • Define development strategies with identified partners
  • Solve any supply issues and communicate impact with relevant stakeholders
  • Provide support in preparation of necessary forms, records, reports and other documents

Major Challenges & Complexities

External Relationships

  • Facility Management Suppliers
  • Integrated Facility Management providers
  • Packaging suppliers
  • Industry/market relationships

Internal Relationships:

  • Vice President Procurement
  • Procurement Leadership Team
  • Category Procurement Managers
  • BU Procurement Operations Lead
  • BU Operations and Excellence Manager
  • Site Management
  • Site Local Procurement
  • Site Supply Chain/Logistics
  • Legal Department
  • Finance Department
  • Sales & Marketing Department


Professional Experience

  • 3+ years of relevant working experience in Facility Management Procurement preferably on regional or European level
  • Experience of implementing Integrated Facility Management solutions or working experience in outsourcing/integrated facility management is required
  • Secondary Packaging procurement experience is an asset
  • Experience working in an international company with high complexity
  • University degree (preferably Masters degree in Supply Chain, Business, Economics etc)
  • Fluent English
  • Strong Command of MS Office
  • Professional accreditation is an asset

Job Specific Technical Requirements

  • Results driven
  • Very structured with good project management skills and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent analytical skills, experience with e-sourcing solutions is a plus
  • Team player with a high level of autonomy
  • Customer oriented
  • Strong communication skills: Ability to work well with diverse users/clients/business partners and team members
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Focus on optimization
  • Ability to generate ideas to deliver improvements within the scope of the role
  • A high degree of commercial awareness


With more than 55 plants in 22 countries, Amcor Flexibles Europe, Middle East and Africa (AFEMEA), a division of Amcor, is a market leader and the world’s largest supplier of flexible packaging. We deliver innovative packaging solutions and provide enhanced quality products for the food, beverage, pharma, personal care, medical and industrial markets. Its award winning approach towards sustainability makes AFEMEA the preferred partner for customers looking for responsible packaging solutions.

Expected salary:

Location: United Kingdom

Job date: Thu, 03 Jun 2021 07:18:46 GMT

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