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Manager, Category Procurement

Country : USA USA

State : New York

Town : New York

Category : Purchasing

Contract type : Permanent

Availability : Full time

Job description

Develop, implement, and execute regional sourcing strategies for assigned commodities to achieve broad based business objectives with support from category lead. Responsibilities include supplier management, contract management, and contract negotiations for first time and ongoing business. Support the management of our Joint Value Creation partners focused on mutual revenue growth, ensuring first access to innovation and margin optimization. Responsible for managing $50 million in packaging spend. Develop, advocate, and implement sourcing strategies for assigned commodities to achieve short and long-term objectives, working closely with related internal departments (i.e. R&D, Packaging, Marketing) to ensure that Procurement commitments meet all internal business requirements. Work collaboratively throughout the Supply Chain to drive cost improvement, quality, and supply continuity through Supplier management, identifying synergies, and negotiations for assigned commodities Lead cross supplier negotiations to ensure best overall cost position for the Organization for assigned commodities. Responsible for global supplier relationship to ensure a collaborative working relationship throughout the Supply Chain Maintain a deep understanding of industry best practices and technology trends with ability to educate team members and business partners clearly and simply as needed. Develop, execute, and refresh robust business supply continuity plans to mitigate risk of supply disruption. Lead the budget process across Brands for assigned commodities. Deliver sustainability transformation efforts within assigned commodities. Partner with relevant internal stakeholders on strategies related to changing global regulatory compliance requirements and environmental best practices. More specifically for the rigid plastics packaging portfolio, support the team to: Develop a pricing methodology (formula, tier pricing) with converters that deliver transparency, competitiveness, supply continuity, and sustainability. Support planning run-strategies to find the best balance between order quantities and cost - and design a process for a regular review of the MOQ considering cost vs. inventory / E&O Focus on new molding and decoration technologies and supply process that could deliver shorter lead-time, smaller runs, supply security, late-stage differentiation. Identify pragmatic and transformational solutions towards Plastic sustainability (PCR, Ocean Plastics, etc.) Recommend and execute best network design in terms of total cost (including inventory, E&O, transport) and lead-time, and draft an updated sourcing strategy with adequate supply base (technical capabilities, competitiveness, location, etc.) Q

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Minimum Education level: University degree Minimum Years of Experience: Min 3 years related experience % Travel Time: 10-20% Additional Job Specifications (e.g., physical demands, working conditions, equipment/machinery, specific skills, etc.): Must be a fact-based decision maker, pragmatic, resourceful, and proactive. Must have a can-do and will-do attitude. Progressive approach to strategic sourcing with focus on unlocking value and improving service Process and continuous improvement experience Strong communication and presentation skills Personal and credible to support building productive relationships
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