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Sourcing Manager – (Corrugated/PVDC/Foodservice)

Location:
Tuxedo, GA
Company:
Graphic Packaging International

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Mission:

The Sourcing Manager position requires the development of effective sourcing strategies for the company's commodities at the lowest total cost of ownership. Manage procurement categories including corrugated, PVDC, solvents and Foodservice direct materials. This position is responsible for creating a corporate wide planning, management, and reporting program for the commodities under management. Routinely updates and presents to supply chain leadership inflation and savings assumptions for commodity including long range planning projections. Will lead the cross functional team including facility buyers, purchasing managers, logistics managers and Supply Chain legal resources for material contracts while ensuring availability, service and quality needs are met. Develops, implements, and administers policies, procedures and systems by which the Company’s raw materials’ supply base is managed. Proactively evaluates, identifies and leads meaningful continuous improvement of the procurement organization’s policies, procedures and systems.

Outcomes:

  • Achieve year over year cost savings for raw materials while maintaining surety of supply.
  • Updates and presents inflation and savings assumptions for forecasting and strategic planning.
  • Develops and implements an optimization cost model for raw materials procurement to be used company-wide.
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for delivered cost, inventory, payment terms and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Evaluates and analyzes raw material procurement practices and implements Best Demonstrated Practices.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Category management for converting raw materials; such as corrugated, PVDC, solvents and Foodservice direct materials.
  • Establish and develop the supply base to ensure availability of quality materials in a timely and cost effective manner.
  • Establish criteria and strategy for negotiations with suppliers.
  • Follow the Strategic Procurement Initiative (SPI) process to drive purchased items towards common specifications and increase supplier competition.
  • Review commodity analyst reports for data integrity and validity of assumptions.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a Supplier Management Program.
  • Monitor supply/demand activity for key commodities.
  • Proficient with the use of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Sourcing Systems.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of raw material resource plans for key commodities.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to Supply Chain finance team regarding SPI and synergy projects, inflationary costs and budget assumptions.
  • Effective and frequent communication regarding project updates to Supply Chain management including routine issues affecting the organization.
  • Carry out all policies and achieve objectives as directed by the Director Procurement, Converting Raw Materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Other Requirements:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, statistics or other related field.
  • MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Operations, or Engineering & Maintenance Management
  • Availability to travel 25-50%.
  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • Must have advanced computer skills including a significant understanding of ERP (e.g., SAP, TM1, and Hyperion) systems.
  • Ability to work independently and to supervise the work of others.
  • Detail and multi-task oriented.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.



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At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.







At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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