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Procurement Category Manager in Oak Brook, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job Description

Plant Name: NASPS (BWAY)

Requisition ID:003006--Corp

Mauser Packaging Solutions (formerly known as the BWAY Corporation) is the global leader of rigid metal and plastic containers in the world. We have over 11,000 employees worldwide with 150+ locations and approximately $4 billion in revenue. Our diverse products and broad geographic reach have made us a market leader in the general line packaging industry with an impressive track record of growth. The North American Small Packaging (NASP) business unit is the largest of the four business units / reporting segments and is headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois. If you are looking for an exciting employment experience and are driven to achieve in a dynamic, growth-minded environment, you have come to the right place!



  • Develop and execute a sourcing strategy for a variety of spend categories that will evolve based on business needs
    • Identify potential suppliers for each spend category (includes existing supply base plus potential new suppliers)
    • Collaborative with internal stakeholders (i.e. operations, plant specific Purchasing personnel, quality, engineering, sales) to develop an enterprise-wide Request for Quote (RFQ) package 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

Basic Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 5+ years of Strategic Sourcing experience
  • 3+ years of Procurement experience supporting the manufacturing industry (want)
  • 2+ years of Supplier Relationship Management experience (want)
  • 2+ years of experience working within a cross functional team (want
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skillset (i.e. expert/advanced proficiency within Microsoft Excel, Access experience is a plus)

Desired Skills:

  • Self-directed and manage multiple tasks without close supervision
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and adapt to changes
  • Drive for Results
  • Strong Business Acumen
  • Ability to prioritize workload
  • Strategy Development
  • Negotiating experience
  • Experience in creating, leading and collaborating with cross-functional teams
  • Confident and Assertive: willingness to challenge appropriately
  • Effective Communication: verbal, non-verbal, written communication, ability to listen

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