VP, Procurment
Graphic Packaging 127 reviews - Atlanta North, GA

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Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (NYSE: GPK), is a premier paperboard packaging company serving the food, beverage and consumer product markets. We also are a leading producer of labels, bags and specialty packaging. Our packaging is used everyday by many of the world’s best-known brands and our growing markets include microwave packaging, heat-transfer labels and sustainable packaging.

We believe that our vision -- to provide packaging solutions that improve the world in which we live -- can be achieved by delivering true value to our customers, building a high performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and by being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities in which we operate.

Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, in the U.S., Graphic Packaging has over 15,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefit offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.

Position Summary:

The Vice President of Procurement is accountable for ensuring that manufacturing locations and corporate locations are supplied with direct and indirect raw materials and services that meet business requirements at the lowest possible total cost of ownership. The position requires a leader with an operational understanding of our industry (pulp and paper mills, folding paperboard cartons, multi-wall bag and flexible packaging), able to direct a procurement organization consisting of strategic sourcing, operations and optimization departments.

The Vice President of Procurement needs to be a high energy, action oriented individual capable of making complex decisions in a timely fashion. This position requires extensive networking within the organization (finance, treasury, HS&E, operations, sales, HR, IT and Legal) to ensure that sourcing and procurement opportunities are fully exploited to continue driving out cost. In addition, this position requires a strong combination of interpersonal, management, technical and organizational awareness skills to influence associates and GPI’s leadership of the strategic value of direct and indirect commodity sourcing and procurement.

The Vice President of Procurement is responsible for ensuring that procurement strategies are developed, documented, and implemented to coordinate procurement activities company-wide to maximize scale efficiencies and deliver industry-leading effectiveness. This position is responsible for helping end users define their requirements, as well as identifying and contracting with suppliers deploying a formal strategic procurement initiative process. The Vice President of Procurement is responsible for ensuring the procurement organization meets cost reduction targets and leverages the capabilities of the supply market to help GPI improve upon its competitive cost advantage within the industry.

Primary Responsibilities:

Manage all external spend on direct and indirect raw materials and services, including capital equipment.

Ensure procurement strategy aligns with company strategy.

Collaborate with the leadership team on strategic projects to attain financial goals through creative and forward-thinking management.

Stay abreast of relevant economic, industry, supply market, and business conditions to update strategy and assure supply.

Understand and maintain awareness of best practices.

Develop an annual strategic sourcing / supplier / spend category management plan.

Drive sourcing & procurement best practices across company.

Manage the strategic procurement initiative process and provide an environment that enables the success of individual teams (stakeholder management, review and pressure test savings hypotheses, etc.).

Direct, review, and approve all major sourcing decisions.

Negotiate strategic long-term contracts and service-level agreements.

Track all savings clearly and consistently.

Provide strategic procurement guidance and develop programs, policies and procedures to produce efficiencies and reduce expenses through strategic sourcing.

Ensure compliance to formal sourcing/procurement policies and preferred supplier agreements.

Lead, develop and motivate procurement staff.



15-20 years operations experience, including 3-5 years of senior level responsibility

5-10 years industry experience

Bachelor’s degree

, MBA, or MS preferred

Minimum of 7 years management experience

Exceptional hands on functional expertise

Broad sourcing and purchasing knowledge

Proven analytical ability

Solid understanding of impact on business decisions

Proven leadership and problem solving skills

Solid record of delivering results

Strong technology background/aptitude

Substantial change management experience


Demonstrated ability to boldly present strategic plans and gain support from company Executives.

Strong ability to collaborate, influence, and stand up to business leaders in order to move plans forward.

Proven success in cost savings for organizations in order to fund growth initiatives.

Strong understanding of company strategy, senior management, & what motivates them.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee's or applicant's race, color, sex, age, religion, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

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