• Manager, Direct Procurement – Packaging

    Job Location US-NJ-Ewing
  • Overview

    At Church & Dwight, we value talented professionals with a strong desire to make a positive impact in our company. Our Global Purchasing team is looking for a driven and reliable Category Manager - Direct Procurement – Packaging  whose action-oriented mindset will foster continued growth throughout our leading brands.

    In this highly visible role located at our Ewing, NJ Global Headquarters, you will lead the development of a strategic vision and operational plan to maximize business opportunities through effective Category Management & Process Execution.


    What you’ll do:

    • Single point of contact and should exhibit the ability to manage all operations related to sourcing and procurement activities for direct Chemicals and/or Packaging, which impacts multiple product lines.
    • Identify and execute strategic initiatives within the categories mentioned above to drive maximum cost savings and value creation for the organization
    • Partner closely with key stakeholder teams to understand critical business needs and support development of strategies to address
    • Support the development specific category strategies for the assigned spend categories, including market research/benchmarks, milestones, savings targets, resource requirements, and implementation plans
    • Manage and execute all steps of the strategic sourcing process including developing RFPs, negotiating with suppliers (including eAuction), conducting bid analysis, and making supplier recommendations
    • Contract execution by proactively engaging with business stakeholders, Legal, Finance, etc.
    • Provide aggregate reporting on category performance and key metrics such as savings and supplier performance
    • Monitor and research industry trends as well as “Best Practices” and adopt them as appropriate for assigned spend categories
    • Manage and optimize functional sourcing support activities while ensuring adherence to stakeholders’ corporate standards
    • Manage internal customer relationships through cross functional business engagement, and develop deep category knowledge in the assigned category areas
    • Conduct supplier performance management initiatives and drive continuous improvement


    What you’ll need:

     Education: Bachelors (required), MBA (preferred) CPIM, CSCP or CPM certification (preferred) 
     Experience: 5+ yrs. relevant purchasing or Supply chain experience. Min. 3+ yrs. Category Management experience in Packaging Procurement 
     Proficiency: Strong knowledge of Excel, Access, Word; PowerPoint, Outlook, ERP/ P2P systems knowledge



    • Excellent business partnering, communications skills, and strong process focus
    • Strong industry experience and category subject matter expertise in Packaging Procurement. Expertise should include knowledge of industry trends, prominent suppliers, industry procurement strategies and levers, etc.
    • Strong analytical and quantitative skills (i.e. excel modelling)
    • High degree of motivation, the ability to prioritize and self-direct and sound interpersonal skills.
    • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills required
    • Excellent people management and mentoring skills


    Church & Dwight is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer, m/f/disability/veteran.

    For more information on our company, our brands and our culture visit us at http://www.churchdwight.com/.


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