Associate, Sourcing Practice - Packaging

Employer
LogicSource
Location
Norwalk
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 21, 2017
Closes
Oct 28, 2017
Role
Editorial
Industry
Education
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Associate, Sourcing Practice - Packaging

Summary

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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