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Supply Chain Associate in Oak Brook, IL at Mauser Packaging Solutions

Date Posted: 3/5/2019

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Plant Name: NALPS (Mauser)

Requisition ID:003126--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.

Basic Function:

This role is responsible for coordinating direct procurement for our manufacturing plants. The initial scope is steel procurement for our $2B North American Large Packaging SBU, but with the potential to grow into responsibility for additional commodities across all SBUs globally. The role focuses on three key areas: managing supply & demand; analysis; and conducting trials for process improvements. Previous experience in procurement or supply chain management is not required.


  • Manage supply and demand of raw materials for our manufacturing plants. This includes forecasting, interacting with suppliers, and logistics.
  • Conduct analysis including build vs. buy decisions, financial modeling, and identifying underperforming or inefficient processes and making recommendations for improvements.
  • Interact with the manufacturing plants to conduct, monitor, and document trials for performance improvement.


Job Requirements


  • MBA/business school degree (supply chain, commodity management or logistics, or related field)
  • 2-3 years’ minimum work experience
  • Ability to work independently, but also the awareness to ask for help when needed
  • Suitable background in economic decision-making
  • Ability to take a quantitative approach to decision-making
  • Experience with matrix and project organizations
  • Good negotiation skills
  • Willingness to work under pressure and meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to be assertive
  • Very strong skills in Excel, Access, and PowerPoint

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