Procurement Director- Packaging

Omaha, Nebraska |$160-180K | Job ID: 101828

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Job Description

Are you a procurement professional looking to help drive procurement process and strategy for a strong and steadily growing consumer goods company? Our partner is looking for candidates with 10+ years of progressive procurement/supply chain experience, including 5+ years in people management to join their team as a Procurement Director - Packaging. The Procurement Director - Packaging will play a key role on the procurement team for the North American organization.

The ideal candidate is a 10+ year procurement professional, with at least 5 years of people management experience, who is looking to build their team and advance their career with one of the country's top CPG companies. You like to work collaboratively and cross-functionally and are ready to take on a new challenge in a growing company with an incredible culture.

Procurement Director- Packaging Responsibilities:

  • Manage Resin Category
  • Jointly plan and execute sourcing strategies in the assigned categories in collaboration with functions across the Enterprise
  • Establish strategic relationships with the supply base, to achieve cost savings opportunities across the business
  • Negotiate, contract and implement preferred supplier agreements
  • Lead cross functional teams in sourcing projects
  • Research market dynamics, cost drivers, supplier business models and historical spend to enhance future negotiations for assigned categories
  • Provide clear position reporting; facilitate ease of use and consistent application of volume estimates
  • Draft Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Proposal (RFP) and conduct associated analysis
  • Assure the service and quality requirements of the company are met, along with the required innovation and product improvements
  • Proactively work with Operations and Brands to resolve all supply chain issues
  • Resolve supplier and internal customer issues to insure a successful implementation process
  • Improve cost savings through continuous improvement activities
  • Manage supplier relationships and track Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to evaluate and report performance
  • Ensure continuity of services for assigned categories by working with high quality suppliers and managing supplier performance
  • Collaborate with cross functional groups in each of the operating groups
  • Understand advanced sourcing practices and their application; provide organizational leadership in developing new approaches to new technology
  • Develop and maintain positive, productive, proactive relationships with several suppliers and operating company personnel
  • Implement supplier strategy using industry modeling and appropriate metrics across the company
  • Develop, manage and execute the holistic packaging strategy in conjunction with other substrate leads and cross functional partners for the entire packaging category

Procurement Director - Packaging Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 10 + years of experience in Procurement
  • Experience with procurement/strategic sourcing end-user expectations and requirements
  • Understand and proficiency in futures and options to support the company's risk management activities
  • Demonstrated strengths in conflict management
  • A process leader who has the skills to lead in a complex, matrixed environment
  • Food industry experience desirable
  • Experience managing multiple priorities, projects and tasks
  • Self-starter with experience implementing/executing complex projects
  • Experience with Excel and ERP systems
  • Analytical, creative thinking and clear communications

If you are interested in this Procurement Director - Packaging role, please apply today!

Thank you,


Josh Aulozzi
Senior Project Manager
LaSalle Network

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