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Primary Duties and ResponsibilitiesActively involved in the strategic sourcing process for custom level resin based products that are not covered under a PB agreement. Capable of developing specification documentation based on customer needs, written descriptions and or samples.Proactively identify new suppliers for custom items, but mainly sources products through our preferred supplier base. Capable of creating costing models and performing a clean sheet analysis. Perform data analysis on custom resin products including cost per pound, by footage ordered, style and resin grade.Assist with the development of sourcing recommendations based on data analysis, partnership direction, lead time and quality record by supplier in any given market.Has advanced understanding of the impact of film upgrade or downgrades as relates to cost and performance. Can quickly develop the ability to recommend alternative cost effective styles and resin grades to sales force.Has advanced understanding of a wide variety of custom product categories, including but not limited to, foam products, printed poly bags and film, engineered films and food or skin contact items.Negotiates costs associated with new custom items that are not a part of a pre-negotiated program.Has advanced understanding of product requirements, the overall manufacturing process for a given resin based product category; typical lead times and how these factors impact cost and quality.Strongly supports the Preferred Supplier program and can explain why to anyone in the organization.Coordinates multi projects at once communicating with multiple stakeholders internal and external on project progress. Performs other duties and or responsibilities as assigned. Required Education and Experience:• BA/BS in Procurement, Supply Chain or related field preferred• Demonstrated experience and application in advanced operations of Microsoft Excel• 6 years of resin based product industry merchandising and buying • Takes ownership and responsibility for completing procurement tasks within agreed timescales without affecting quality• Elevated understanding of the legal implications of procurement• Recognizes the boundaries at which to stop and seek advice and is able to recognize when experts need to be consulted in relation to contractual issues• Has an advanced understanding of sourcing and tendering processes at both a tactical & strategic level and processes of custom quotes / tenders• Advanced understanding of the principles, tools and techniques of basic negotiation. Qualifications PreferredPreferred Education and Experience:• Experience working in JD Edwards and SAP ERP environments• Demonstrated experience managing an RFP / FRQ process from start to finish• Demonstrated experience and application of the classical 7 step strategic sourcing processKnowledge, Skills & Abilities:• May undertake awards of business following custom quotes / tenders. Is aware of the need to provide constructive feedback to suppliers• Understands procurement systems and the available tools and uses appropriately• Knows and understands the standard terms and conditions in contracts and how they should be applied•   Demonstrates awareness and understands the concept of supporting the team. Is aware of the need to support others and regularly does so as requireJB.0.18.LN.

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