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Sourcing Director

Responsibilities

  • Evaluate material and supplierĀ  selection for purchases of materials, primarily chemicals, consumer packaging (printed paperboard and plastic) and nonwoven materials
  • Assist in locating and selecting suppliers for purchases
  • Negotiate prices
  • Develop and administer contracts for strategic suppliers
  • Develop strategic suppliers
  • Develop and improve large spend category strategies
  • Develop and improve major business processes
  • Deliver annual improvements in total cost, quality and service, and support sites as needed.

Qualifications

  • A Minimum of 7 years in a relevant area of the supply chain
  • Experience in the following areas:
    • purchasing procedures,
    • plastics, chemicals, and printed packagingĀ  manufacturing processes,
    • production systems,
    • receiving and inspection procedures,
    • negotiation approaches,
    • statistical analysis methods.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are required.
  • Excellent written, oral, and presentation skills are required.
  • Creative & decisive problem solving skills
  • Proven ability to influence/collaborate to get to desired result
  • Customer focus (internal & external)
  • Ability to adapt to meet rapidly changing priorities
  • Sound reasoning skills.
  • Experienced in the procurement of chemicals, consumer packaging (printed paperboard and plastic) and nonwoven materials
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or Business
  • Experience working in a an FDA regulated environment
  • APICS or CPM certification is preferred.