Associate, Sourcing Practice - Packaging

Oct 21, 2017
Oct 28, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
Associate, Sourcing Practice - Packaging


This position assists with the development and execution of sourcing strategies and RFx in support of the category lead during large-scale sourcing and procurement initiatives for our clients.

Essential Functions
  • Manage and effectively deliver multiple projects on time and with the appropriate results
  • Organize and categorize large amounts of client data to LogicSource Taxonomy
  • Build, manage and execute large-scale RFx through our sourcing software (SAP Ariba) in support of the category lead
  • MMaintain supplier on board management including researching, vetting and registration on our supplier management tool (SAP Ariba)
  • Support on going supplier management, distribute and/or analyze supplier scorecard information for annual supplier reviews
  • Support category lead with the development, negotiation and execution of sourcing strategies to deliver on client objectives for packaging subcategories
  • Summarize RFx results with analytics team for presentation to category lead or other internal stakeholders
  • Support onsite teams in resolving supplier issues as necessary
  • Provide first-rate customer service to ensure a high level of customer satisfaction, internal and external
  • The ability to travel up to 10-15% of the time.
Required Education and Experience
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
  • 2+ years cross-functional experience in procurement and supplier management/on boarding related to packaging
  • Experience with e-sourcing software, including SAP Ariba
  • Detail oriented with the ability to deliver on client expectations
  • Ability to build relationships and gain credibility
  • Analytically adept with the ability to interpret complex data
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to operate independently in a dynamic environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to interact effectively with suppliers, and internal or client stakeholders
  • Adaptable and willing to shift priorities as client needs change
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to learn
  • Demonstrated problem solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Office applications including PowerPoint and Excel
  • Exposure to primary packaging (CPG) and secondary packaging (distribution packaging, labels, bags/slips, shrink sleeves, tubes & caps, etc.)
  • Exposure to inventory management, requisitioning, fulfillment and distribution is a plus
  • Exposure to some or all of the following is also helpful:
    • Commercial Print
    • Warehousing and fulfillment
    • Distribution and logistics

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