Create and implement comprehensive procurement strategies for Packaging materials covering market trends, supply assurance, quality improvement, supplier development, sustainability, and financial & supply risk mitigation.
Directly manage the materials, services and strategies for rigid packaging and label categories
Effectively manage relationships with manufacturing facilities
Develop and implement cost savings projects and financial forecasting
Negotiate and execute contractual agreements in accordance to established company policies and procedures
Ensure compliance related process and procedures are uncompromised
Develop disruption mapping and mitigation strategies
Foster and maintain supplier relationships
Lead supplier selection and development process while working with cross-functional teams like R&D, Marketing, Quality etc. to develop innovative products across Scotts brands.
Ensure suppliers are following Scotts sustainability guidelines and implementing required actions
Lead evaluation of supplier capabilities, cost structure, risks, and partnership potential to determine supply base
This role has one direct report
Travel as required
What you’ll need to be successful:
Bachelor’s degree focused in Supply Chain Management, Packaging, Procurement, Accounting/Finance, Economics, or Business Administration. Master’s degree preferred
Minimum 5-7 years experience in a Procurement, Sourcing or Purchasing role
Ability to coordinate and organize numerous material requirements for multiple plants and contract manufacturing facilities simultaneously, while effectively sourcing suppliers and negotiating contracts for targeted materials
Ability to effectively navigate in a regulated industry
Knowledge of technical language of R&D (and often the vendors) and the business language of the Brands and Purchasing
Strong computer skills (SAP R/3, SAP/PLM, MS office programs)
Other nice to haves:
International purchasing experience/responsibilities
Demonstrated collaborative team player with a strong initiative to win
Able to effectively communicate with multiple departments within the company
Assertive self-starter with an Entrepreneurial spirit
Creative/Out-of-box thinking and ability to successfully sell ideas in a large organization
Previous CPG sourcing experience
Ability to succeed in a competitive, fast-paced environment
Consumer Products or Retail experience a plus
What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):
Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.
Onsite wellness center which includes: 2,400 sq. ft. fitness center, Walgreens pharmacy and Doctor’s office.
Beautiful campus and corporate offices designed like a log cabin offering free coffee, chef run cafe and the best crushed ice!
Unbelievable 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).
Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes four employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and Scotts Young Professionals.
The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company is an industry-leading lawn, garden and outdoor living products and services all work to make a beautiful world. Brands are trusted to meet unique consumer needs – whether it's products in natural and organic or solutions for indoor and urban gardening SMG is in the business of growing great things.