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Title:  Strategic Sourcing Manager

Requisition ID:  11167-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

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

Make a Difference at Graphic Packaging International.

Come join a winning team in the paper and packaging industry at Graphic Packaging International. As the Strategic Sourcing Manager, you will join an exciting company and team as we grow and expand our innovative, sustainable, and customer-focused solutions. Graphic Packaging offers world-class benefits and individual growth opportunities to expand your career and knowledge in Supply Chain operations. We are looking for a dynamic individual that embodies our core values and thrives in a challenging but rewarding work environment. If this sounds like you, then Graphic Packaging and the Strategic Sourcing Manager role may be a good fit for your next career we’d love to hear from you.



Required Skills

The Strategic Sourcing Manager position requires the development of effective sourcing strategies for the company's strategic categories at the lowest total cost of ownership.  Manage procurement of indirect categories including powered industrial vehicles and office supplies. This position is responsible for creating corporate-wide planning, management, and reporting program for the categories under management. Routinely updates and presents to supply chain leadership inflation and savings assumptions for categories 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 these categories of supply are managed. Proactively evaluates, identifies, and leads meaningful continuous improvement of the procurement organization’s policies, procedures, and systems.


Role Goals:

  • Achieve year-over-year cost savings for managed categories 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 powered industrial vehicle procurement to be used company-wide.
  • Develop, implement, and maintain best practices for management of powered industrial vehicle fleet across all business units.
  • Establish Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) for delivered cost, inventory, payment terms, and cost reduction initiatives.
  • Evaluates and analyzes category procurement practices and implements Best Demonstrated Practices across the company.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Category management for indirect categories, such as powered industrial vehicles and office supplies.
  • Establish and develop the supply base to ensure the availability of quality products 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.
  • Proficient with the use of Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Sourcing Systems.
  • Lead the development and maintenance of managed categories resource plans for all business units.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting to the 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.


Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in supply chain, operations, engineering, finance, accounting, economics, statistics, or other related fields.
  • 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, Excel, and Access.
  • Experienced with project and process management
  • Ability to work independently and to supervise the work of others.
  • Lean Six Sigma Certification a plus


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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