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Sourcing Manager, Packaging

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Sourcing Manager, Packaging
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Sourcing Manager, Packaging 

We are working with a family owned consumer packaged goods company that is looking for a skilled, experienced, team-oriented Buyer who will lead the development and management of all of the sourcing of packaging supplies for both internal & external manufacturing facilities.

Job Duties:

  • Analyze supplier proposals and use decision-making tools/models, including financial and non-financial criteria, to give recommendations.
  • Negotiate commercial agreements and contracts
  • Manage company supplier relationships, supplier performance, capability development, cost & quality improvements.
  • Development of supplier scorecards and objectives with team
  • Drive supplier performance to meet or exceed yearly goals
  • Develops a packaging innovation pipeline
  • Evaluate market trends& key cost drivers to identify and implement cost savings opportunities.
  • Lead and influence cross functionally with R&D/Corporate Quality, Engineering, Plant Operations & Marketing to define product requirements to meet business objectives.
  • Accountable for financial KPIs (PPV, standard price, market analysis, budgeting & estimates).
  • Support & work with operations on extended downtime incidents and waste reduction

 Education and Experience:

  • 2+ years of experience with direct materials Strategic Sourcing in a food manufacturing environment is preferred. (Pharmaceutical manufacturing works as well)
  • 1+ years of experience with Primary and Secondary Packaging Sourcing (glass, plastics, flexibles, corrugated, etc.)
  • BS degree in Finance, Business, Engineering or Supply Chain is preferred
  • Strong background with market/supplier analysis & able to quickly develop commodity expertise
  • Able to work cross functionally with Production/Operations, Supply Chain, Quality & R&D
  • Great team player
  • Well organized, ability to work on multiple priorities and projects at one time and meet deadlines
  • Able to clearly communicate to others both verbally and in writing.  Able to create and deliver presentations in a clear and concise manner




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