Category Sourcing Leader, Packaging
International Paper - Loveland, OH

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Lead strategic sourcing efforts for Packaging within procurement.

Collaborate with marketing, sales, logistics and procurement to develop

and execute a strategic sourcing strategy.

Lead/manage activities that need to be coordinated across xpedx

locations/groups/regions to optimize procurement solutions.

Communication and implementation of Packaging sourcing strategy and

programs across xpedx.

Responsible for engagement with suppliers in terms of purchasing and

acquisition of products critical to Packaging. Develop consolidation

strategies and provide support for growth strategies with suppliers.

Interact with xpedx managers, addressing issues as they relate to

national strategy.

Establish and lead sourcing engagement teams with representatives as

appropriate from marketing, sales, logistics and procurement.

Establish sourcing engagement business requirements, including

applicable metrics. Metrics including, but not limited to analyses in

following areas: spend, supply market, inventory, total cost of

ownership, customer sales, etc.

Lead identification and qualification of sources of supply, including

diversity supplier and import sourcing.

Lead RFI and RFP processes.

Develop and execute collaborative negotiation strategy. Must have

ability to negotiate key contracts with suppliers.

Lead supplier contract process, contract administration and supplier


Understand and communicate product market information, including supply

and market changes, historical pricing, supply demand, etc.

Ability to lead cross-functional teams is essential. Position will need

to challenge the status quo to identify improvements while working

closely (and effectively) with internal customers and suppliers. Will

require exceptional interpersonal and conflict resolution skills.

Provide leadership in procurement process as opportunities for

improvement are identified.

Complete and maintain Packaging specific strategic sourcing plan.

Must have prior experience in sourcing in Packaging.

Must have strong leadership and management skills.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills are essential.

Must have ability to deal with high level of responsibility and

sometimes stressful workload.

APICS/ISM certification preferred.

Required competencies: Action Oriented, Command Skills, Conflict

Management, Managing and Measuring, Problem Solving, Priority Setting,

Process Management, Directing Others, Listening, Drive for Results,

Building Effective Teams, Negotiating, Dealing with Ambiguity, Customer

Focus, Informing, Managerial Courage, Managing Vision & Purpose,

Business Acumen, Organizational Agility, Written Communications



Business Knowledge



Certifications & Licenses

Certified Purchasing Manager



Business Administration

Bachelor's Degree

Functional Experience

General Management Experience

3 years

Global Supply Chain Experience

3 years


PC Software-Microsoft Office



Travel Availability

Up to 25%

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For International Paper (IP), business is a global paper chase. It is one of the world's largest manufacturers of printing papers....