Sourcing Buyer, Indirect in Oak Brook, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 9/21/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Plant Name: Oak Brook Executive Office - 105053

Requisition ID:012587--Corp

Mauser Packaging Solutions is a global leader in solutions and services across the packaging lifecycle, providing large and small metal, plastic, fiber and hybrid packaging worldwide to companies in industries from food, beverage, personal care and pharmaceuticals to chemicals, petrochemicals, agrochemicals and paints. Bringing together the very best of its four legacy companies— BWAY, MAUSER Group, NCG and ICS—Mauser Packaging Solutions offers its customers true sustainability at scale.

As a Sourcing Buyer for Indirect at Mauser, your essential duties include: 

  • Develop and execute a sourcing strategy for selected spend categories that will evolve based on business needs.  Top Indirect spend categories include Professional Services, MRO, Utilities, IT, Facilities Mgmt, Real Estate
  • Evaluate, recommend, implement, develop, and manage programs with key partners to consolidate spend management including GPOs (Group Purchasing Organization), brokers, integrators, consolidators, aggregators
  • Deep dive spend categories to understand vendors, supply chains, specifications, requirements, pricing, contracts & terms
  • Identify, develop, & execute savings opportunities including, but not limited to supplier consolidation, RFQ, fact-based negotiations
  • Identify potential suppliers for each spend category (includes existing supply base plus potential new suppliers) including new players within the value chain
  • Collaborative with internal stakeholders (i.e. operations, plant specific Purchasing personnel, quality, engineering, sales) on deep diving categories, developing strategies, and executing savings opportunities accurately reflecting requirements to service each respective manufacturing location
  • Issue RFQ to identified supply base and serve as primary point of contact for any questions/clarification as well as gatekeeper for all supplier submissions/responses.
  • Analyze supplier submissions to RFQ and lead cross functional team to develop a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) model to serve as the foundation for developing a sourcing strategy for the respective spend category.
  • Lead the negotiation of a commercial supply agreement (i.e. contract) with suppliers included within the sourcing strategy.
  • Lead the implementation/execution of the category sourcing strategy across the enterprise.
  • Lead the management of all commercial aspects for suppliers within assigned spend categories including:
    • Strategic sourcing/vendor selection
    • Purchase price management
    • Commercial contracts (i.e. supply agreements) and terms
    • Cost saving initiatives
    • Supplier performance (i.e. quality, delivery, capacity, financial health)
    • Leading the resolution for all other commercial issues with respective supply base
  • Foster collaborative and effective communication between supply base and internal stakeholders (i.e. operations, plant specific Purchasing personnel, quality, engineering, sales, etc…)
  • Support the Procure-to-Pay process for the supply base of all assigned spend categories. Will be key stakeholder in developing/streamlining future process and system upgrades.
  • Actively manage spend for supply base by monitoring and analyzing supplier spend data within all assigned spend categories



Job Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree
  • High Energy Level
  • Strong Desire to Achieve Results
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skillset (i.e. expert/advanced proficiency within Microsoft Excel, Access experience is a plus)
  • Fact-based & data driven in work ethic
  • Leader to own & drive activities within cross-functional team
  • 3+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience
  • 1+ years of Procurement experience supporting the manufacturing industry
  • 1+ years of experience working within a cross functional team
  • Be self-directed and manage multiple tasks without close supervision

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