Category Specialist-Corporate Services
Bemis Company Inc - Milwaukee, WI

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POSITION TITLE: Global Category Specialist – Corporate Services REPORTING TO: Global Category Manager LOCATION: Neenah, WI Company Info Bemis Company is a publicly-held (NYSE: BMS) multinational manufacturer of flexible packaging and pressure-sensitive materials headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin. Founded in 1858, the company is included in the S&P 500 index of stocks and reported 2011 net sales of $5.3 billion. The company is the largest flexible packaging manufacturer in North and South America, with a growing presence in Europe and the Asia Pacific region. Bemis is also one of the top three producers of pressure sensitive materials in the world. Bemis employs over 20,000 people throughout North America, Europe, South America and Asia Pacific. The company has a strong record of growth through both core business development and acquisition. Headquartered in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis operates 81 manufacturing facilities in 13 countries around the world. Technology & Markets Material science is the foundation of Bemis Companys competitive advantage. The flexible packaging business segment has a strong technical base in polymer chemistry, film extrusion, coating and laminating, printing, and converting. Bemis operates under a decentralized business model with business units organized around core technologies or specific markets. Pressure sensitive materials applications include label products, graphics and technical products. The largest market for the companys products is the food industry, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of sales. Other markets include medical device, chemicals, personal care, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals, printing and graphic arts, and a variety of other industrial end uses. Bemis holds the leadership position in most markets it serves, and its world class customer list includes such global food and consumer products companies as Kimberly-Clark, General Mills, Kraft, Hershey, Procter and Gamble, Nestle, Frito-Lay, Johnson & Johnson, and Medtronic. SCOPE AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Supports the execution of category management strategies and activities and of strategic sourcing process and approaches for assigned sub-categories within Corporate Services which would include goods & services for HR, IT, Legal, Finance, Corporate Operations, Marketing, and Travel. This position supports large spend and/or more complex sub-categories. Plans, deploys and disseminates category strategies and plans and conducts sourcing projects by engaging stakeholders and the required cross-functional resources. Assists in effective strategic supplier relationship, risk and compliance management programs with regards to category management. Specific Responsibilities: Support the execution of category management strategies and activities and strategic sourcing process and approaches for assigned categories/sub-categories Follow the uniform implementation of category management strategies and sourcing approaches Support the development of RFx specification documentation based on category specifications/ needs Assist with supplier identification and outreach Develop pricing models to enable easy supplier responses and award scenario analysis Perform data analysis for category management strategies and sourcing approaches Assist with the development of sourcing recommendations based on data analysis Calculate total cost of ownership/ should cost and develop baseline spend and savings models Conduct analysis to support benefits estimation and documentation Support negotiations with suppliers Support understanding and documenting of all demand side information and data relating to the sub-category groupings (future needs, critical delivery dates, frequency of needs, budget requirements, expenditure analysis and trends, specifications) Assist in the development of a medium to long term demand plan for the category/ sub-categories Support the monitoring and reviewing of spend/expenditure and/or consumption analysis data and revisit and review all projections to ensure that supply and demand are aligned Assist in tracking and monitoring supplier markets of sub-categories during the duration of contracts (including benchmarking against industry / market standards) Support negotiation strategy with fact-based analysis Support development of category-specific road map for institutionalizing category management focus (activities, timings, resources, dependencies, etc) Assist in recurrent reviews of sub-categories operating processes and norms
EXPERIENCE / SKILLS REQUIRED: Bachelors degree required in related field (business, operations management) 7-10 years of directly related experience within category management or strategic sourcing and supplier relationship management of corporate services spend Excellent in analytics; power user of Excel and database Demonstrated strong capability in organizational, verbal communication and writing skills Outstanding problem-solving skills and work ethic Category specific background is required Fluent English language written & spoken (second language desirable) Objectives: Short-Term Objectives Support definition and maintenance of formal category business plan,' including appropriate supplier management strategy; help to achieve category results Support maximization of efficiency, effectiveness and compliance in Category Management & Strategic Sourcing strategies and processes Support achievement of year-on-year improvement in total cost and value, quality and service goals Support alignment of supply strategy with business and corporate innovation strategy Support the development of best sources of supply and innovation to the businessLong-Term Objectives Support achievement of year-on-year improvement in total cost and value, quality and service goals Support alignment of supply strategy with business and corporate innovation strategy Support the development of best sources of supply and innovation to the businessEssential Physical RequirementsWork is conducted almost entirely in an office environment. Travel (sometimes overnight or for an extended period) to other sites and supplier facilities may be required. DisclaimerThe above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. .

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Bemis Company is a major supplier of flexible packaging and pressure sensitive materials used by leading food, consumer products,...