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Strategic Purchasing Manager, Plastics
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Posted on Aug 2
Purchasing Manager – Plastics:
My client is a growing manufacturer of high quality plastic packaging products. They have been in business for over 150 years! They are truly masters of their craft and are in the midst of BIG expansion plans here in the US. This company’s product portfolio is very diverse, they are strong and vertically integrated which allows for a lot of experts all under one roof. Their packaging products are used for food and beverage, personal care, beauty, food service, and much more. They have a huge focus on design and innovation, and with the growth and customer share they have grasped in a short amount of time in the US, they need a truly leader managing their supply chain and ensuring the uninterrupted production of products.
The ownership is committed to the growth of the organization and is willing to invest money back into the company.
Dedicated to employee investment and offers ample opportunities for growth. With little turnover as well, the pay special attention to employee satisfaction – amazing benefits, better work/life balance, and exposure to their global presence.
Innovative packaging solutions, offer state-of-the-art technology, and excellent customer service.
Your role within the organization:
This is a hands-on,
leadership role that will be in a spotlight when it comes to cost savings and risk management with suppliers. You will be the subject matter expert in procurement for the company and think on a strategic level for the future of the organization when it comes to the development and implementation of best practices in the supply chain. You will need to know the industry, know plastics and packaging, keep track of trends, purchase resins and other raw materials, negotiate, and ensure supplier performance. This role reports to the Director of Finance and is not your typical Purchasing role, we are looking for a
and someone who can drive some Six Sigma or Continuous Improvement through the Supply Chain.
· BS Degree – Finance, Supply Chain, Procurement, Business, and others
· 5+ years experience with the purchasing or procurement for manufacturing in a plastics environment – resin, color, additives, and more in raw materials
· Experience in purchasing of secondary packaging for shipping and logistics
· Industry knowledge in plastic product manufacturing
· Decent level proficiency in SAP or similar
· Enthusiastic and passionate about driving improvements to improve the company as a whole with proven success
· Excellent communication and negotiating skills
This position is located in North Eastern Pennsylvania, easily commutable from several nearby cities in the area like Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, Allentown, and more! The area is absolutely beautiful, great suburbs, great communities, but still close to some cool cities like Philadelphia and even New York City. These older towns have great history and culture and a river nearby running through the area.
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