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Procurement Manager, Plastics/Packaging

  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job reference: 296711/001_1554902498
  • Sector: Category Management, DSJ Global
  • Date posted: 10/04/2019

A Global Leader in Lifesciences is looking to bring on an world-class Procurement Manager to the Global Procurement Team. If you're a passionate professional seeking opportunity, advancement, and a rewarding career, please apply. This take-charge individual will lead procurement activities for assigned indirect categories and subcategories. The stronger performer will be recognized as procurement strategy expert and will collaborate with manufacturing, quality, planning, logistics, and suppliers in order to identify and drive total cost savings, security of supply, innovation and process improvements.

What You Will Do:

  • Identifies, develops, and implements global and regional sourcing strategies to reduce total delivered cost, mitigate headwinds, and improve security of supply.
  • Provides leadership, coaching and feedback on the Total Delivered Cost sourcing process to build capability and mature practices across a global team
  • Conducts global calls with procurement around the world to communicate global strategy, and ensure regional implementation and local execution.
  • Effectively communicates strategies, results, and metrics to leadership teams as required.
  • Develops contract strategies and effectively negotiates key commercial and supply positions for to the benefit of the organization's business requirements and goals.
  • Stays abreast of industry trends for assigned categories. Provides guidance and recommendations to business units in order to support margin and top line growth.
  • Effectively implements strategic supplier strategies and initiatives to achieve maximum value at both a regional and global level.
  • Develops, aligns, and drives strategic projects to improve procurement processes, tools, and efficiencies
  • Implements purchasing infrastructure in conjunction with functions and supply chain to assure availability at required quality & costs levels
  • Leads, coaches and develops direct reports or cross functional teams to ensure strong performance and build high performing teams
  • Interviews, identifies, and recommends strong talent for the organization

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Business, Finance or related field
  • 7+ years of experience in procurement, marketing, RDE, finance, or supply chain

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in Engineering, Chemistry, Business, Finance or related field
  • 5+ years of experience in resins, thermo-folding, injection molding, non-woven, etc..
  • Experience in the chemical/petrochemicals industry
  • Demonstrated history of leadership, teamwork, and project management skills
  • Demonstrated competitive drive and strong orientation for results and achievement
  • Demonstrated skills in clear communication and presentation
  • Demonstrated professionalism and strong presence in interactions with others
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