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Strategic Category Sourcing Manager - Indirect

Orangeburg, NY 10962
Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer, and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning, and disinfection products.

We are currently looking for a Strategic Global Sourcing Manager-Indirect in our Orangeburg, NY location.


Reporting to the Senior Director Procurement (head of Indirect Tower), the candidate will partner with Engineering/SC stakeholders & lead the procurement sub-team responsible for all strategic sourcing across Plant/Equipment/Machinery Capex and MRO purchase groups. The spend in the relevant categories is circa 100MM-150MM USD. The role will require extensive engagement in the growth and expansion program involving new asset purchase. The Procurement Manager is a key member of the Procurement team and will play an essential role in continuously lowering costs (TCO), achieving high service from suppliers, optimizing, and expertly serving the many and diverse needs of the respective businesses of Nice-Pak, PDI & Nice Pak International (NPI). The role will also develop a governance model for engagement with strategic suppliers (with business sponsorship) to meet business objectives.


The Strategic Global Sourcing Manager is responsible for developing & leading a high-performing procurement team owning the strategic procurement of Indirect spend in the categories of plant/machinery/equipment capex & MRO components for Nice-Pak/PDI/NPI. The position will serve to support the successful execution of Nice-Pak, PDI, NPI's respective business strategies while meeting or exceeding the Procurement Organizational performance goals related to Total Procured Value (i.e., TCO, supply surety, average DTP, and supplier partnered innovation/business growth).

Category & team leadership:
  • Lead and develop procurement sub-team responsible for managing $100MM-150MM spend
  • Develop category plan and implement sourcing strategies for all plant/equipment/machinery/logistics purchase groups
  • Assess business needs and develop category strategies.
  • Select, develop, and manage supplier base; drive out complexity and improved supplier performance
  • Engage with Engineering, Finance, and manufacturing to build-out budgets for each year
  • Partner with Engineering, finance to land cap-ex sourcing, aligned with over TCO and rate of returns.
  • Build sourcing programs balancing the needs of the business including buying versus lease; Ensure compliance with IFRS 16 standards.
  • 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 across NP/PDI/NPI
  • Work cross-functionally to deliver on surety and cost savings projects
  • Support MRO planning activities associated with internal manufacturing
  • Continuously manage procurement elements of BPCS (ERP system)
Partner with Supply Chain/Operations/Manufacturing/Logistics teams and suppliers:
  • Enable operations/manufacturing to drive top-line business growth via successful sourcing programs.
  • Secure resilience/surety programs to support continuity of operations
  • 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
  • Monthly commodity feedstock reports
  • Monitor PPV report; provide category-specific spend and performance analysis
  • Quarterly procurement report including KPI dashboard
  • ROI capital expectations
  • Cost Out Metrics
  • Surety Metrics
  • Business Support Effectiveness Metrics
  • Supplier Innovation / Growth Metrics

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Strategic and operational procurement
  • Category spend management
  • Contract management
  • Procurement related financial & quantitative analysis
  • Supply risk mitigation & management
  • planning principles and practices
  • 5+ years strategic sourcing experience in relevant categories
  • 3+ years CPG or relevant experience; FDA and/or EPA related industry preferred
  • 3+ years procurement management experience
  • Hands-on strategic and operational procurement experience with a proven track record of success in a fast-paced, moderately structured organization
  • Work experience in Engineering, Supply Chain, Operations, and/or Finance strongly valued
  • Excellent strategic & operational procurement toolbox
  • Excellent negotiation and contract management skills
  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills
  • Strong supplier relationship management skills
  • Strong internal relationship management capability (e.g., Quality, Supply Chain, Engineering, Finance, Manufacturing, Logistics)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills and Procurement financial know-how including a strong working understanding of CAPEX/lease accounting standards.
  • Self-driven with an entrepreneurial & adaptive leadership style and a passion for procurement
  • Proven ability to manage multiple, often complex projects concurrently and deliver agreed-upon results in a timely fashion
  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve planning problems
  • Excellent organizing skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects
  • Proficiency in procurement modules of BPCS or similar ERP system
  • Working knowledge of MS Office products (i.e., Excel, PP, Word)
  • Predominately office environment
  • ~10-20% domestic & international travel required, manufacturing plant and supplier site visits
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Posting ID: 625003320Posted: 2021-05-07Job Title: Strategic Category