THE ROLE

Zume’s award winning Packaging design portfolio is the biggest innovation in delivery packaging since the mini pizza table. This division is looking for a strong expert to lead strategic sourcing & procurement function responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of managing business needs, combined across the Packaging Components and Chemical Raw Materials categories, Capex. The Procurement Director is a key member of the Supply Chain team and will play an essential role in continuously improving strategic Sourcing, global equipment contracting, lowering costs, achieving 5 star customer service, and expertly serving the many and diverse needs of the respective businesses of Zume reporting to the Senior Vice President of Supply Chain.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

The Director of Procurement is responsible for developing & leading a high-performing procurement team owning the strategic operational procurement of packaging components and chemical raw materials for Zume. The position will serve to support the successful execution of company’s respective business strategies while meeting or exceeding the Procurement Organizational performance goals related to Total Cost of Ownership &  Value (i.e. TCO, supply continuity, average DTP, and supplier partnered innovation/business growth).

Category & team leadership – Packaging & Chemicals Procurement:

  • Lead and develop procurement sub-team responsible for managing multiple plants 
  • Develop category plan and implement sourcing strategies for all key materials / material groups; potentially hands-on strategic owner for some materials / material groups
  • Select, develop, and manage supplier base; drive out complexity and improved supplier performance
  • Negotiate commercial terms, execute and manage supply contracts
  • Continuously monitor & appropriately communicate category relevant market conditions, trends, activities, events, etc.

Provide procurement support to all basic business activities:

  • Support on-time product developments, improvements, transitions, and launches
  • Procurement subject matter expert for Packaging & Chemicals new product initiatives
  • Work cross functionally to deliver on business continuity and cost savings projects
  • Lead materials planning activities associated with internal manufacturing
  • Continuously manage procurement elements of BPCS (ERP system) Partner with Research &       Development teams and ‘Innovation’ suppliers
  • Drive top-line business growth via supplier generated / facilitated innovation
  • Identify & deliver on cost savings and/or risk mitigation projects
  • Support relevant NPD activities
  • Facilitate business appropriate supplier engagements; train internal stakeholders as needed

Periodic tracking & reporting:

  • Category plans & associated sourcing strategies (Packaging, Chemicals)
  • Monthly commodity feedstock reports
  • Monitor PPV report; provide category specific spend and performance analysis
  • Quarterly procurement report including KPI dashboard

Performance measurements:

  • Cost Out Metrics
  • Business Continuity Metrics
  • Business Support Effectiveness Metrics
  • Supplier Innovation / Growth Metrics

WHO YOU ARE

  • Deep understanding of Procurement and manufacturing environment
  • At minimum, 8 years of leadership experience, procurement related financial & quantitative analysis
  • Ability to work in a multifunctional environment.
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to integrate data from different sources and make reasonable conclusions in an environment of demanding deadlines and time frames
  • Understanding of the structure and functionality in the integrated systems architecture. Knowledge and skill on databases and planning systems is required
  • Excellent knowledge of Excel, category spend & contract management
  • Strong project management skills, strategic and operational procurement
  • Cross group collaboration experience: easily connecting and building bridges with counterparts within different parts of the organization
  • 10-15% Travel

WHAT WE OFFER

  • 100% Company-paid Medical, Dental, and Vision for you and 75% for your dependents
  • Flexible Time Off
  • Daily catered lunch
  • The opportunity to work with an incredibly supportive team of thinkers and innovators

 

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