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Packaging Sourcing Manager, Leading Consumer Goods Company

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Princeton, New Jersey
  • Salary: US$100000 - US$110000 per annum
  • Job reference: 166041/001_1528722017
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 11/06/2018

Leading Consumer Goods Company in New Jersey

A global Consumer Goods company is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Manager for their Packaging vertical.

This person will be managing ~200M in spend and responsible for the direct packaging categories.

The Sourcing Manager will be accountable for developing and managing the overall sourcing and supplier management processes for this evolving category.

Strategic Sourcing Manager Contribution:

  • Drives the road map for direct material sourcing in identifying, evaluating, negotiating and integrating a variety of global data sources/services within companies packaging space.

  • Develops strong relationships with key stakeholders and with key providers in current and future markets.

  • Acts as a trusted business advisor providing thought leadership and consistent customer service whilst delivering qualitative and quantitative value to the organization.

  • Provides subject matter advise to internal and external stakeholder groups addressing current/future business needs demonstrating marketplace knowledge.

  • Leads and influences stakeholder groups with sound and articulate business case recommendations (i.e. build vs buy strategy) with quantifiable financial benefits.

What this role has to offer you:

  • Competitive compensation with 401K and profit sharing.

  • PTO package, inclusive of Summer Fridays.

  • Great company culture that focuses on employee's success.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 3-4+ Years of sourcing experience within a strategic environment.

  • Solid understanding of procurement/sourcing/category management methodology and able to drive value for customers leveraging the right sourcing levers.

  • Excellent and disciplined project management and prioritization skills with ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.

  • Can conform to shifting priorities and have ability to drive multiple simultaneous project implementations.

  • Strong commercial acumen to drive sourcing and demand management strategies and supply negotiations across the packaging category.

  • Proven ability to deliver complex multi-regional projects.

  • Ability to conduct benchmarking to address cost, quality, risk and innovation considerations

  • Ability to provide thought leadership, ability to influence and actively shape strategy.

  • A sourcing expert with strong financial acumen and problem-solving skills.

  • Independent self-starter and able to motivate others to accomplish ambiguous tasks.

  • Clear thinker, disciplined, logical and organized with the ability to prioritize.

  • Strong oral and written communication / presentation / collaboration skills.

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