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Position Summary:
Our Procurement team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking a Packaging Procurement Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Sourcing, this position is based out of our Corporate Headquarters in Tewksbury, MA. The Packaging Procurement Manager will support WellPet’s packaging spend, drive supply chain efforts in projects related to new packaging development, evaluation of new vendors, and packaging technology while ensuring cost optimization across all formats for our internal manufacturing sites and our co-manufacturers.
In addition, the Packaging Procurement Manager will:
? Conduct market research related to packaging materials, track pricing trends and conduct cost analyses to ensure a competitive packaging portfolio
? Analyze upstream feedstocks/commodities; create cost models to understand impact on pricing of finished packaging materials
? Manage packaging cost across a diverse portfolio of finished products manufactured at 3rd party co-manufacturers totaling $100 Million++ annually
? Manage ongoing packaging spend by tracking packaging buys with the planning group and ensuring agreed upon buying strategies are implemented
? Develop and publish key PPV/ IPV & performance indicator reporting (KPI) for the packaging category
? Troubleshoot and resolve packaging related issues in conjunction with the packaging engineering team
? Identify and qualify new supply sources to reduce cost, simplify our supply chain and improve the overall quality of our vendor base
? Coordinate vendor qualification and management processes with our Quality, Manufacturing and R&D teams
? Support annual budget setting process for packaging
? Assist with supplier negotiations and coordinating contract execution
? Identify and drive value optimization initiatives for cost / manufacturing efficiencies
? Drive periodic packaging reconciliation with internal & external manufacturing partners
? Drive WellPet’s agenda towards developing a sustainable packaging portfolio
? Manage multiple projects simultaneously; including meeting facilitation, documentation, creating and managing timelines, and identifying opportunities for cost savings
? Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us
Position Requirements:
This position is ideally suited for an individual who is an analytical self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Other qualifications include:
? Bachelors Degree in packaging or a related field
? Up to 6 years of experience working with data, preferably in a manufacturing environment
? Has an understanding of basic manufacturing cost models & processes
? Possesses the ability to analyze and present data to multiple levels of the organization
? Well-developed project management skills
? Ability to work collaboratively across different functions
? Technically savvy with MS Excel and PowerPoint and Access
? Ability to travel 30% of the time

Position Summary:

Our Procurement team at WellPet is made up of professionals who understand the difference our products make in the lives of pets. We are currently seeking a Packaging Procurement Manager to join our team. Reporting to the Director of Strategic Sourcing, this position is based out of our Corporate Headquarters in Tewksbury, MA. The Packaging Procurement Manager will support WellPet’s packaging spend, drive supply chain efforts in projects related to new packaging development, evaluation of new vendors, and packaging technology while ensuring cost optimization across all formats for our internal manufacturing sites and our co-manufacturers.

In addition, the Packaging Procurement Manager will:

 

  • Conduct market research related to packaging materials, track pricing trends and conduct cost analyses to ensure a competitive packaging portfolio
  • Analyze upstream feedstocks/commodities; create cost models to understand impact on pricing of finished packaging materials
  • Manage packaging cost across a diverse portfolio of finished products manufactured at 3rd party co-manufacturers totaling $100 Million++ annually
  • Manage ongoing packaging spend by tracking packaging buys with the planning group and ensuring agreed upon buying strategies are implemented
  • Develop and publish key PPV/ IPV & performance indicator reporting (KPI) for the packaging category
  • Troubleshoot and resolve packaging related issues in conjunction with the packaging engineering team
  • Identify and qualify new supply sources to reduce cost, simplify our supply chain and improve the overall quality of our vendor base
  • Coordinate vendor qualification and management processes with our Quality, Manufacturing and R&D teams
  • Support annual budget setting process for packaging
  • Assist with supplier negotiations and coordinating contract execution
  • Identify and drive value optimization initiatives for cost / manufacturing efficiencies
  • Drive periodic packaging reconciliation with internal & external manufacturing partners
  • Drive WellPet’s agenda towards developing a sustainable packaging portfolio
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously; including meeting facilitation, documentation, creating and managing timelines, and identifying opportunities for cost savings
  • Live the WellPet values and culture and doing whatever it takes for the pets who depend on us

 

Position Requirements:

This position is ideally suited for an individual who is an analytical self-starter with strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written. Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelors Degree in packaging or a related field
  • Up to 6 years of experience working with data, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Has an understanding of basic manufacturing cost models & processes
  • Possesses the ability to analyze and present data to multiple levels of the organization
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across different functions
  • Technically savvy with MS Excel and PowerPoint and Access
  • Ability to travel 30% of the time

 

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