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Divisional Sourcing Manager

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Job Description:

  • Are you an experienced Sourcing/Procurement professional looking for a new GROWTH opportunity in Northern Illinois?

  • Are you experienced in E-procurement in the packaging and chemical arenas?
    If you are looking for a great opportunity with a growing company, take a look and apply to our Divisional Sourcing Manager role!

    Position title: Divisional Sourcing Manager

    Schedule: Flexible -Days -Monday-Friday (8-5 or 7-4)

    Salary range: $75,000 - $95,000

    Minimum relocation package: Sign on bonus (Information provided with offer)

    Opening reason: Growth

    Location: Waukegan, IL

    # of employees: 500

    Direct HIRE

    Education:



  • Bachelor's degree; Business Administration, Packaging Science, Project Management, highly preferred.

  • Training in Procurement, Sourcing, E Procurement, and on-line catalog management a plus.

  • An internship experience as a packaging or chemical buyer also considered as a plus.

    Responsibilities/Requirements:



    • 60-65% chemical background and 30-35% procurement

    • Must have strong procurement, purchasing, buying and supply chain management (Literally a jack of all trades)

    • Experience in domestic and international supply chain processes

    • Supporting the blend and filling division (Chemical and packaging)

    • BA degree is required

    • Experience in chemical sourcing

    • Knowledge of personal care chemicals

    • Need someone with solid experience, no job hopping

    • Lean & supply processes

    • Strong computer skills working in ERP systems and MS Office

      Experience (years and topics):



      • Minimum - 3 years' experience as a buyer for packaging and/or chemicals for a CPG or contract packaging company. Basic technical knowledge of packaging materials and chemicals.

      • Experience with negotiating with suppliers to leverage volume, terms, and conditions to the benefit of the company you worked for.

      • General understanding of sourcing practices/processes, category management, and how to post RFQ and RFPs for major materials, goods, and services. Experience with PPV tracking and reporting of issues.

      • Basic understanding of Packaging Specifications, SOPs, GMP, and packaging quality requirements.

      • Familiar with MSDS sheets, Chemical specifications, and Chemical Supply chain practices.

      • Awareness of Supplier qualification requirements, line trails, CofAs, and packaging testing (ISTA) requirements for CPG Companies, Retailers, and Dot Com Customers.

        Technology/Software (years):



        • Experience with e procurement software, reverse and forward auctions, SAP and/or Ariba procurement software, ERP system support - vendor set up. Able to load systems with supplier pricing and setting of material standards for each fiscal year.




          • Experience with Packaging Specification software including CAPE, Artios CAD, Solidworks, ESKO or similar packaging specification software.

          • Advanced PC skills: Microsoft Office - Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, also Adobe Illustrator, digital photography, and file management. Capable of doing complex Excel spreadsheets with spend data analytics.

            Communication:



            • Excellent writing and verbal skills. Proficient with packaging and chemical technical terminology.

            • Great interpersonal communication skills, team player, cross functional leader.

            • Good reporting skills, timely, and thorough. Has financial acumen to support meaningful reporting.

            • Needs to have excellence in the quality of work with accuracy in all aspects of communication.

            • Able to communicate packaging and chemical needs and requirements for Visual Pak Companies through the sharing of specifications, instructions, and methods of supply. Can clearly articulate supply chain needs and quality requirements to suppliers to have them understand our company needs.

              Physical Capabilities



              • Strength (lifting, dexterity, repetitive motion): Able to lift 50 lbs.

              • Movement (standing, stopping, sitting, crouching, and crawling): Able to work in a fast paced environment.

              • Hearing (loud noise tolerance, quiet work area, public speaking, receive work direction):

              • Vision (judge distance, read signs, extended computer work, identify details):

                Additional requirements



                • Travel: Minimal-local (Mostly plant to plant)

                • Vehicle: (own)

                • Tools (own and Company provided):

                • Technology (Company provided)

                  Position Detailed Responsibilities-Tasks-Deliverables

                  All duties as assigned and the following specific activities. (enlarge space as needed)



                  • Works with all buyers and planners to build out category strategies in each of the Packaging and Chemical spend product groups.

                  • Able to dissect spend data by product grouping and then follow a formal process to bid out all items in a given category following a step by step RFQ/RFP work flow that will deliver meaningful results with reducing the cost of goods while elevating supplier performance in quality and on time deliveries.

                  • Troubleshoots new and existing packaging and chemical issues/problems that are a result of poor supplier performance and get poorly performing suppliers back on track or exit them from the list of suppliers that Visual Pak uses.

                  • Capable of rationalizing the community of VP suppliers, eliminate really small suppliers, and aggressively grow our relationships with our "preferred suppliers" leveraging our volume, asking for new payment terms, and driving a variety of rebate programs.

                  • Works with manufacturing and operations to insure that packaging and chemical materials are designs are optimized for manufacturability, and packaging machinery operations in all plants.

                  • Has a good working knowledge of Bills of Materials (BOMs), assembly instructions, and pallet diagrams (CAPE) that are used with final product specifications for the production floor.




                    • Establish standards and guidelines for supplier evaluation. Requests quotes, provides specifications, and then collaborates with others to select packaging suppliers/vendors; periodically conducts vendor reviews.

                    • Formalizes a process for preparing to post RFQs as contracts and agreements with suppliers come to an end and then searches the market place for new suppliers to bid on business with incumbent suppliers to move to a new agreement of contract.




                      • Works closely with packaging material and packaging equipment suppliers, engineers, project management leads, internal operations, and the planning and purchasing team members in pursuit of lowering cost and driving continuous improvement.

                      • Develops comprehensive test plans for suppliers when needed to qualify materials to ensure that packaging meets or exceeds customer specifications and that start up goes smoothly in VP operations.

                      • Capable of handling multiple projects at one time and manage priorities based on business needs, goals, and customer timelines.

                        Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)



                        • Delivers and completes targeted RFPs and RFQs in accordance with the product group Category Strategy. Completes a minimum of 10 RFQs in packaging and five RFQs in Chemicals each calendar year. Reduces costs by 5% minimum for each category upon completion of the awarding of business. All recommendations on awarding of business must be approved to the Sourcing Committee.

                        • Develops annual cost reduction targets and set annual goals for sourcing. Sets up formal quarterly plans for category review and then tracks project work and all related results of each project.

                        • Reports monthly on progress to quarterly and annual goals.

                        • Works to move more of VP spend under formal agreements or contracts. Reports monthly on all agreements or contracts completed. Have a goal of increasing spend under agreement or contract by a minimum of 10%.

                          Benefits



                          • Health, Vision, and dental packages

                          • Paid Vacation, personal, and holiday pay

                          • 401K-4% employer match, education reimbursement, and HSA.

                          • Life, short, and long term disability coverage.

                          • Minimal relocation package (Spot Bonus)

                            Kindest regards,

                            Michelle Barnard, Senior Recruiter

                            Email: MICB481@kellyfinance.com

                            www.kellyservices.com

                            To schedule an interview, please click on the following link: https://calendly.com/micb481/30minWhy Kelly--?Youre looking to keep your career moving onward and upward, and were here to help you do just that. At Kelly-- Finance & Accounting, our experts will connect you with great opportunities at premier companies where you can learn, grow, and thrive. Jobs that fit your skills and experience, and most importantly, fit right on your path of where you want to go in in your career. It all adds up.About Kelly--At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live. Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

                            Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law.]]

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