Title:  Procurement Manager

Requisition ID:  2631

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Department:  Supply Chain
Travel:  Up to 25%

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At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. 


With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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.


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The Procurement Manager position requires the development of effective sourcing strategies for the company's commodities at the lowest total cost of ownership.  Manage categories for direct procurement for raw materials used in folding carton and cup production for North American converting plants. This position is responsible for creating a corporate-wide planning, management, and reporting program for the commodities under management. Routinely updates and presents to Supply Chain leadership inflation and savings assumptions for commodity including long range planning projections.  Will lead the cross functional team including facility buyers, purchasing managers, logistics managers and Supply Chain legal resources for material contracts while ensuring availability, service and quality needs are met.  Develops, implements, and administers policies, procedures and systems by which the Company’s raw materials supply base is managed. Proactively evaluates, identifies and leads meaningful continuous improvement of the procurement organization’s policies, procedures and systems.



  • Achieve year-over-year cost savings for raw materials while maintaining surety of supply.
  • Updates and presents inflation and savings assumptions for forecasting and strategic planning.
  • Develops and implements an optimization cost model for raw materials procurement to be used company-wide.
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for delivered cost, inventory, payment terms and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Evaluates and analyzes raw material procurement practices and implements Best Demonstrated Practices. 


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Category management for direct procurement for raw materials used in folding carton and cup production for North American converting plants.
  • Establish and develop the supply base to ensure availability of quality materials in a timely and cost-effective manner.
  • Establish criteria and strategy for negotiations with suppliers.
  • Follow the Strategic Procurement Initiative (SPI) process to drive purchased items towards common specifications and increase supplier competition.
  • Review commodity analyst reports for data integrity and validity of assumptions.
  • Lead the development and implementation of a Supplier Management Program.
  • Monitor supply/demand activity for key commodities.
  • Proficient with the use of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Sourcing Systems.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of raw material resource plans for key commodities.
  • 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 Director Procurement, Converting Raw Materials.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Other Requirements:

  • Must have Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, statistics or other related field. 
  • MBA preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, 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.
  • Must have advanced computer skills including a significant understanding of ERP (e.g., SAP, TM1, and Hyperion) systems.
  • Ability to work independently and to supervise the work of others.
  • Detail and multi-task oriented.



Pay Range:   $112,560.00 - $150,045.00


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 Poster, EEO is the Law.


Nearest Major Market: Atlanta