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Title:  Sr Manager, Procurement Operations

Requisition ID:  12416-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

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


  • This role presents a great opportunity for a seasoned procurement leader who is passionate about enabling next-level procurement processes and strategy to drive efficiency, compliance, and professionalism. The Sr Manager Procurement Operations is a player/coach position developing the procurement operations and compliance team while leading by example through a positive attitude, strong work ethic, and placing the team before self-interests. Responsibilities include implementing strategies for:
    • Procurement processes including compliance & training
    • System enhancements
    • Sourcing event support
    • Category analytics
    • Reporting (Customer, Contract Compliance, Spend (including Diversity), Environmental, Safety & Governance, Working Capital)

JOB FUNCTION: Job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Leads a growing team including hiring, training, performance and development.
  • Skilled at examining current processes to identify inconsistencies, inefficiencies, and internal control gaps and implement appropriate process enhancements to address identified gaps and support consistency across the organization.
  • Develops reporting and controls to ensure negotiated agreements are tactically executed effectively
  • Lead the identification of Procurement-relevant technology tools and solutions including translating procurement’s current and future business requirements into functional specs for the IT organization that enhance the enterprise’s competitive edge.
  • Identify opportunities to automate processes and functions, and develop appropriate KPIs
  • Identifies and executes opportunities to improve working capital by moving suppliers to favorable inventory agreements and or standard payment terms other and Supply Chain duties/projects as assigned. 
  • Provides tactical purchasing support for Supply Chain and as needed to the plants
  • Prepares and maintains spend by commodity at the level commodities are sourced – works cross functionally to remediate issues with proper spend classification and material master data quality – integrates M&A and Non-SAP spend


  • 10 years of experience. Preferably in procurement or supply chain Experience building, developing, and motivating a team. Aptitude for building strong relationships with cross-functional colleagues and leadership in all regions.
  • Experience aggregating information from multiple sources efficiently and accurately to support business inquiries and decision making – works well with data to draw business conclusions
  • Effective project management skills, including planning and decision-making, identifying priorities and bringing projects to successful completion in a timely manner; and maintaining a focus on high standards and quality
  • Proficient in leading teams and processes, as well as demonstrated capability in process improvement/administrative lean/system optimization.
  • Successful experience with implementing global procurement systems (ex. Vendor onboarding, AI platforms, and catalog strategies).


  • Bachelors Degree in a quantitative discipline (supply chain/logistics, accounting, finance, engineering, IT) required
  • Masters Degree preferred
  • Proficient to expert-level in data analysis and reporting
  • Strong utilization of MS Office (Power BI, Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Experience working in and/or using SAP (superuser preferred) or other ERP system
  • Lean and/or Six Sigma preferred
  • Process mapping experience required
  • Experience with Shared services preferred


  • Ability to implement creative solutions, resourceful, takes initiative and is self-directed.
  • Enjoys leading, problem solving and execution
  • Attention to detail, with strong communication skills, written, spoken, and presentation
  • Demonstrated collaboration across a heavily matrixed organization
  • Desire to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment
  • Ability to build strong internal and cross-functional relationships
  • Talent for managing conflict through challenging situations


  • Ability to travel up to 25%

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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