Manager, Supply Chain Development
MeadWestvaco - Richmond, VA

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MWV has a career opportunity that will put you on the forefront of the best-known brands in the world. At MWV, we create packaging solutions that help shape some of the most recognized brands in the cosmetics and personal care, healthcare and pharmaceuticals, food and beverage, home and garden, media, specialty chemicals, and consumer and office products industries.

We’ve become a global leader in our industry by making our customers leaders in theirs. And every single one of our 23,000 employees is an essential part of this mission. Let MWV help you write your own success story.

MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled service make us the partner of choice for many of the world’s most admired brands in the healthcare, beauty and personal care, food, beverage, home and garden, and tobacco industries. Our end-market expertise is also the foundation for success in our other businesses – Specialty Chemicals and the Community Development and Land Management Group.

We touch people’s lives every day, everywhere. We help people keep track of their medications (Dosepak®, and Shellpak® packaging), take care of their homes and gardens (Mixor® Trigger Sprayers) and their communities (Evotherm® asphalt). We develop products and solutions that not only grow our customers’ brands, but also improve our – and their – customers’ quality of life.

With about 15,000 employees worldwide, MWV operates in 30 countries and serves customers in more than 100 nations. But no matter where we’re doing business, we do things the right way – with a focus on integrity, sustainability, and positively contributing to the communities in which our employees live and work.

MWV is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) Manager is responsible for the overall strategy development, implementation and leadership of the MWV SRM program. The role will support the MWV Supply Chain in maximizing value through collaboration with the business units and supply base. Responsibilities include partnering with strategic sourcing, operations, R&D and suppliers to develop strategies and tools to drive value creation. The SRM Manager is expected develop and implement the SRM strategy for MWV, build relationships, lead projects and develop best practices.
Lead SRM teams in developing internal and external relationships to increase collaboration, drive costs out of the supply chain and leverage innovation capabilities of strategic suppliers
Partner with Open Innovation and R&D to build partnerships to achieve MWV Innovation and Growth goals
Facilitate workshops, brainstorming and management meetings on SRM
Demonstrate ability to understand and evaluate alternatives and successfully manage through the change-management process
Introduce creative thinking and problem resolution
Improve current processes, develop standardized processes, tools, communications across MWV
Identify and establish strong business relationships with stakeholders and business owners impacted or involved
Benchmark current processes across industries; identify and implement improvements
Provide superior and proactive customer service to internal customers
Minimum 5 years experience in sourcing, purchasing, operations, marketing, R&D or sales
Organizational agility with a proven ability to effectively communicate across multiple levels of the organization
Analytical and financial analysis techniques to drive decision making
Ability to understand, develop and document complex processes
Supplier management experience preferred
Proven category / market analysis skills
Ability to process map and identify best practices
Creative thought process and ability to influence others
Supply Chain Degree, SCOR, ISM, or APICS certification a plus
Ability to travel domestically and internationally - 15-25 % of your time
MBA preferred

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MWV is a global leader in packaging and packaging solutions. Our fresh insights, innovative products, global manufacturing, and unparalleled...