Procurement Manager, Packaging- North Eastern, IL

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This leader in global food, beverage, and ingredient supplier is expanding and growing in multiple locations. They are committed to core values, sustainability and family-oriented culture that dates back to the 1800s.

The position will manage sourcing initiatives and strategies to identify suppliers, provide competitive pricing and implement effective sourcing tactics. This position requires exceptional organizational and detail skills, a problem-solving approach, and the ability to manage vendor relationships.  A direct report to Vice President of Purchasing.


  • Support goals and objectives on strategic packaging sourcing.
  • Evaluate, and negotiate vendor costs, quality control, order quantity and distribution capabilities to make suggestions and/or selections, as necessary.
  • Manage the strategy and bid process for packaging items; Review, analyze and coordinate bids for evaluation and selection.
  • Address issues and problems as they arise and determining corrective action(s).
  • Negotiate contractual arrangements between the company and selected vendors.
  • Evaluate and monitor vendor contracts to ascertain suppliers comply with the terms and conditions of the contract and determine the need for changes.
  • Visit suppliers’ manufacturing and distribution centers to examine and learn about products, services and prices.
  • Prepare clear, accurate, and concise reports, product specifications, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Create and implement cost reduction initiatives while maintaining high levels of service and quality.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management or purchasing.
  • Developed listening, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Ability to collaborate with others, but also work independently
  • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint, e-mail.
  • 2 years packaging purchasing experience

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