Junior packaging procurement buyer

Company/ Firm Name

innocent drinks


London, UK

Published Date

18 November 2021

About the job:

innocent started with a simple mission: to make drinks that make it easy to do yourself some good. In 1999 we concocted a few smoothies in our kitchen and tested them on people at a music festival; today we’re blending every type of fruit & veg under the sun and selling drinks right across Europe. We have great ambitions: to show the world that you can build a successful business that cares about more than just profit, and to leave things better than we find them. We’re proud to call ourselves Europe’s favourite little healthy drinks company, but we’re still growing. And that means we need more brilliant people who share our ambition, to join in with the next, most exciting, part of our story.

what you'll be doing:

At innocent we’re going through an exciting period of growth and we need more hands on deck to help us achieve this. We’re looking for someone who’s a whizz at building productive relationships to join our team as a junior manufacturing and packaging buyer. This is a permanent role and you will be responsible for account managing some of our key supplier relationships as well as the direction of the future procurement spend for your bit.

You’ll be responsible for negotiating COGS (cost of goods) spend for your bit; managing manufacturing and packaging spend on new product development projects to keep building our business; and unlocking the long-term collaborative opportunities to keep us an industry-leading supply chain team.

you'll have:

  • strong communication skills to build great relationships internally and externally

  • a record of clear, logical and flexible problem solving

  • the ability to turn the ambiguous into clear, actionable decisions

  • excellent commercial acumen with an eye on both the short- and long-term

  • great attention to detail

you'll get:

  • the opportunity to develop your strategic and commercial thinking

  • the opportunity to shape and influence the direction and future of the team you’re part of

  • a thorough and comprehensive understanding of contract manufacturing & packaging across Europe

  • the opportunity to demonstrate personal accountability for projects and spend

  • a strong team atmosphere and broad business impact

As well as the standard stuff you get for turning up for work, we have some great clubs, a free breakfast and as many smoothies as you can shake a stick at.If you think you have everything we're looking for and more, then we'd love to hear from you. You'll need to get your skates on though, as applications close soon.

Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five but you don't have to. We're open to a chat about flexible working. No promises, but we reckon that if it's good for you, then it's good for us.We're all about building a workplace for the future here at innocent, we believe in equal opportunities and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves.

You’ll help us to keep doing business the right way – keeping innocent an inclusive and inspiring place to work, using our B Corp status to inspire wider change, and reinforcing our culture of staying little as we grow big.

No agencies please.