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Title:  Procurement Manager - Converting MRO

Requisition ID:  14960-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  Up to 25%


The Procurement Manager– Converting MRO, Services and Capital position requires the development of effective sourcing strategies for the company’s MRO, Services and capital spends for the converting divisions as assigned by the Strategic Sourcing Manager, Converting MRO, Services & Capital. This position ensures capital projects are bid and sourced following approved strategy and processes while ensuring availability, service and quality needs are met.  Implements and administers policies, procedures and systems by which the Company’s MRO, Services and Capital supply base is managed. Proactively evaluates, identifies and leads meaningful continuous improvement of procurement strategies for assigned spends.



  • Achieve year over year cost savings for MRO, Services and Capital assigned categories while maintaining surety of supply.
  • Category strategies that are in line with best practices and the overall needs of the business are effectively shared and maintained.
  • Category spend adherence of MRO, Services, and Capital assigned categories.
  • Update and present inflation and savings assumptions for forecasting and strategic planning.
  • Establish KPI’s (Key Performance Indicators) for delivered cost, inventory, payment terms and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Evaluate and drive automation of procure to pay processes across assigned categories.
  • Evaluates and analyzes MRO, Services and Capital procurement practices and implements Best Demonstrated Practices.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Establish and develop the supply base to ensure availability of quality materials in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Develop and implement competitive category strategies for currently unmanaged spend.
  • Establish criteria and strategy for negotiations with suppliers.
  • Ensure cross functional support of initiatives impacting both Converting and Mill division.
  • Follow the Strategic Procurement Initiative process to drive purchased items towards common specifications and increase supplier competition.
  • Develop cross functional team to effectively and efficiently drive Capital projects across the Converting division.
  • Lead procurement planning reviews with business unit leadership for assigned categories.
  • Review commodity analyst reports for data integrity and validity of assumptions.
  • Lead implementation of a Supplier Management Program. 
  • Monitor supply/demand activity for key purchases.
  • Identify and pursue opportunities to leverage enterprise, regional, and localized spend in the Services category to drive SPI.
  • Drive standardization of sourcing and procurement processes at the local level for Plant Consumables, Bearings and Power Transmission, Fluid Power, and other managed categories.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to Supply Chain finance team regarding SPI and synergy projects, inflationary costs and budget assumptions.
  • Effective and frequent communication regarding project updates to Supply Chain management including routine issues affecting the organization. 
  • Carry out all policies and achieve objectives as directed by the Strategic Sourcing Manager, Converting MRO, Services & Capital.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Competency Requirements:

  • Strategic Agility: Sees ahead clearly; can anticipate future consequences and trends accurately; has broad knowledge and perspective; is future oriented; can articulately paint credible pictures and visions of possibilities and likelihoods; can create competitive and breakthrough strategies and plans.
  • Action Oriented: Enjoys working hard; is action oriented and full of energy for the things he/she sees as challenging; not fearful of acting with a minimum of planning; seizes more opportunities than others.
  • Drive for Results: Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully; is constantly and consistently one of the top performers; very bottom-line oriented; steadfastly pushes self and others for results.
  • Priority Setting: Spends his/her time and the time of others on what’s important; quickly zeros in on the critical few and pts the trivial many aside; can quickly sense what will help or hinder accomplishing goals; eliminates roadblocks; creates focus
  • Organizing: Can marshal resources (people, funding, material, support) to get things done; can orchestrate multiple activities at once to accomplish a goal; uses resources effectively and efficiently; arranges information and files in a useful manner.
  • Conflict Management: Steps up to conflicts; seeing them as opportunities; reads situations quickly; good at focused listening; can hammer out tough agreements and settle disputes equitably; can find common ground and get corporation within minimum noise.
  • Organizational Agility: Knowledgeable about how organizations work; knows how to get things done both through formal channels and the informal network; understands the origin and reasoning behind key policies, practices, and procedures; understands the cultures of organizations.
  • Creativity: Comes up with a lot of new and unique ideas; easily makes connections among previously unrelated notions; tends to be seen as original and value-added in brainstorming settings.
  • Composure: Is cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn’t show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis.


Other Requirements:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, statistics or other related field. 
  • Experience:  Minimum of 5 years of experience in Procurement, Operations, or Engineering & Maintenance Management
  • Availability to travel up to 25%
  • Excellent communications skills (both verbal and written).
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management.
  • Expert-level skills in SAP, Microsoft Project, Excel and Access
  • Significant understanding of ERP systems
  • Detail and multi-task oriented.

Required Experience

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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