Senior Buyer, Corrugate Packaging

Company Name:
Campbell's Soup Company
Requisition Number: 9560
Job Title: Senior Buyer, Corrugate Packaging
Position Type: Full Time
Job Type: Supply Chain
Company: Campbell Soup Company
Business Unit / Location: World Headquarters
Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.
At Campbell, we cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.
We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.
General Summary:
Under the guidance of the Senior Manager, Global Packaging, this position is currently responsible for the procurement of Corrugated Packaging for all Campbell locations Globally with an annual spend valued at over $70 MM. The individual will ensure quality of materials, competitive pricing, market understanding for input materials into packing, adherence to company policies, procurement processes and endeavors related to the operation of a proactive and strategic Global Procurement Business Unit.
Primary Responsibilities:
Execute and provide input for the category management strategies set by the Global Team for cost reduction or value enhancement that result in tangible benefits to the bottom line.
Drive robust category strategies across plant networks, supply base, and align with business goals and objectives. Evaluate strategies based on changing global market conditions and provide inputs during strategic surcingle activities, including internal and external analysis and negotiations
Assess realized benefits from sourcing and develop improvement strategies and initiatives post-sourcing
Stay abreast of leading edge purchasing techniques and champion the use of formal category management techniques and processes
Lead coaching and individual training/development as required to build capability to deliver overall global category objectives
Continuously improve upon personal skills - adopting continuous learning and skill development and seeking feedback
Prepare monthly commodity projections and market conditions to various global business units that impact current and future pricing.
Working with the Commodity Risk Management Team to understand cost drivers within the Packaging category to develop strategies and tools that will be incorporated within contracts with suppliers that deliver cost transparency into packaging price movement.
Job Complexity:
Responsible for over $70MM of Corrugate Packaging Spend which currently supports 2 operating units (Canada & USA). This position is currently responsible for 400 skus and 13 suppliers.
Ensure items are purchased in accordance with established policies and procedures.
Development of commodity components that drive cost within the packaging category and utilization of the commodity knowledge to support business objectives.
Evaluate and purchase materials for our facilities at a competitive cost. Must be knowledgeable of commodity characteristics and marketplace cost drivers. Close interaction with Corporate, Business Units and Plant personnel globally.
Execute and provide input to strategy, manage and evaluate acquisition process (Sourcing, Developing and Negotiating) ensuring competitiveness and limiting the risk to Campbell Soup Company.
Lead cross functional groups to develop Productivity programs that deliver Enabler and Total Procurement Value (TPV) targets. (Category Management)
Support Supplier Relationship Management programs that focus on Quality, Productivity and Innovation.
Subject Matter Expert of Global Packaging category specific information on spend, supplier performance, user adoption and compliance, standards and specifications and industry benchmarks.
Ensure all contracts are issued timely and accurately.
Promote value engineering analyses to support ongoing performance improvement and cost reduction.
Develop and actively promote Campbell's Supplier Diversity Strategy.
Development and support of global cost models for packaging to share with global accosiates creating best practices.
Commitment to Campbell Leadership Model
Minimum Requirements:
Minimum education required: Bachelor degree
Education desired: MBA
Years of relevant experience: 3 + years
Knowledge, skills and abilities required:

Ability to develop overall material category strategies incorporating Procurement functional and business needs with skills to implement plans effectively

Ability to support negotiations for major and complex buckets of spend

Support and lead large, complex, or multiple projects effectively

Support defined expectations for core and extended team members annual goals

Good inter-personal skills to navigate and bridge multifunction as well as levels of organization

Stretches team perspective - faster, broader, deeper insights into issues and potential ramifications

Business and analytical leadership skills

Strong communication and presentation skills

Listens to learn - hears what is not said and able to adapt communications 'on the fly' to what is being said

Integrates purchasing excellence strategy with other functional strategy in the business by ensuring that purchasing input is considered in the development of business unit and supply chain strategies

Influences long-term supplier technology, innovation and resource direction towards Campbell's needs

Recognized by the business for providing robust supply base with risk mitigation and opportunity management

Influence change in support of "buyer of the future" concept
Normal corporate office environment with global travel as required to perform duties.
State/Province: New Jersey
City: Camden
Company Sponsored Relocation: No
Job Classification: Professional
Business Area: United States
Experience: Mid-Career
Workplace Setting: Corporate or Headquarters
Region: Middle Atlantic

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