Sourcing Manager (m/f/d), Packaging Europe
hace 1 día

Job Summary

The position of the Sourcing manager, Packaging Europe reports to the position of Sourcing Director, Packaging & Logistic Europe.

The Packaging & Logistic Sourcing Europe is responsible for setting strategic direction and executing on Direct materials initiatives (Packaging for production sites and for CDC / DC / LW in Europe) and Logistics service initiatives (Transportation services, Customs services and 3PL Warehousing services) in Europe.

We are looking for a new colleague into our European Logistics & Packaging Strategic Sourcing team. Our new colleague can be located anywhere in Europe on home-office address.

If you are strongly analytical and have also negotiation and communication skills, this is a job for you.

Requirements :

  • Ability to stay focused for hours while digging through numbers is a MUST
  • Professional experience in production environment and packaging material category 3-5yr and / or professional experience in supply chain / distribution 3-5yr
  • European sourcing for chemical / pharmaceutical industry 3-5yr and / or European sourcing for logistics services (distribution / 3PL Warehousing) 3-5yr
  • Experience with e-tendering / e-quotations for direct materials and services
  • Matrixed international project management 3-5yr
  • Negotiation skills on professional level
  • Proficiency in MS Excel and in large data processing is a MUST
  • Spend control and spend productivity execution skills
  • Technical understanding and close collaboration with packaging engineering
  • Solid experience with commodity index tracking and linking to cost plus contracts
  • Proven contracting and contract management skills
  • Fluent English communication skills (is a MUST), 2nd language a plus
  • History of managing & executing in a matrix environment
  • Proactive communication skills
  • High level of inter-personnel relationship management skills
  • Well structured, self-managed, clear priority management skill set
  • Ability to successfully work in an ambiguous environment
  • Demonstrated strong negotiation skills
  • Strategic mindset and ability to execute hands-on
  • Can-do mindset, creative, solution not problem focused
  • Willingness to travel, also internationally as required
  • Tasks :

  • Regular commercial review on the market in the sourcing cycles, including but not limiting to review of unit price level and price degression for increasing volume intervals, surcharge level.
  • The price list structure standardization and harmonization.

  • Management of RFI, RFP (including price quotations, tenders and negotiations) based on existing tender plan or individual company needs.
  • Analysis of the current price level in Europe and recommendation of the optimum price level for the company per sub-category, per specification and per country.

  • Supplier’s consolidation activities in Packaging & Logistic and technical specification harmonization activities for Packaging.
  • Identification of savings opportunities in Europe for the 24-month strategic category project pipeline plan. Regular update of the category savings tracker(s).
  • Analysis of the supplier's price increase requirements resulting into optimum solution proposal for the company.
  • Risk mitigation activities in Europe, including but not limiting to 2nd sourcing strategy, revision of supplier’s business plans and supplier’s alternate production locations, revision of supplier’s contracts in the area of liabilities, insurance, indemnification, claims, delayed supplies, safety etc.
  • Evaluations of the current contractual conditions and re-negotiations with the suppliers resulting into contractual condition improvement and optimization.
  • Management of dedicated packaging material projects and logistics projects in Europe based on company targets and deadlines.
  • Active sourcing for stakeholders in Europe in case of the new business cases, new demands, new projects.
  • Management of relationships with Packaging & Logistic suppliers / carriers / providers. Creation of supplier's database per dedicated sub-categories including search of new potential suppliers.
  • The work is managed fully from home office with potential travelling between 20-30%.
  • We offer :

    Our more than 12,000 associates globally are passionate about setting science in motion to create a better world. By choosing a career with Avantor, a Fortune 500 company, you will make breakthroughs, make a difference and make your mark.

    You will work closely with dedicated people who share your enthusiasm for innovation, excellence and achievement. Up to that, we also offer :

  • Participation in Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Annual bonuses
  • Company car
  • Flexible working time and Home Office
  • 5 Weeks of vacation
  • Meal vouchers
  • Contact person :

    Dominik Kalthof, Talent Acquisition Partner

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