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Sr Supply Manager Packaging Optimization

Date:  Oct 15, 2020

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 13458 

A Career in Beer:   

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.   We are the world’s family brewer, brewing and selling our beer for over 350 years around the world.  We are TalentBrewers - we believe in our brands and our people, we believe that a truly inspiring and diverse place to work is a must.  We want you to join our team of passionate self-starters who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities. So if you get fired up about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do then we want to hear from you.


The Headlines: 

In the role of Sr. Supply Manager- Packaging Optimization working in Milwaukee, WI, you will be part of the Procurement team.  The  Sr. Supply Manager will be responsible for optimizing the packaging categories across quality, cost, service, innovation and SRM. You will play a key role within US Packaging Leadership Team to and combine efforts with cross functional team members from packaging development, quality and packaging innovation to lead the packaging value optimization projects, packaging qualification and packaging sustainability goals. You will use strategic sourcing methodology such as spend analysis, end to end supply chain reviews, industry specifications and SRM principles to better understand where the packaging optimization opportunities are available to the organization.


This position reports to Director of Procurement and works closely with cross functional teams.


The Responsibilities:

  • Represents Procurement on the NA Packaging Leadership Team (NA PLT) and is responsible for managing stakeholder relationships with the NA leads for quality, packaging development, engineering, supply planning, project management, finance, etc.
  • Owns global packaging benchmark database and is responsible for the process to maintain and identify Value Optimization Project (VOP) pipeline on an on-going basis, which feeds Packaging Procurement's Long Range Plan (LRP) and the Annual Operating Plan (AOP). Also drives the prioritization and delivery of these projects with support from the US PLT, other category manager and stakeholders (typical annual target of $10M+)
  • Owns the Business Continuity Plan (BCP) for the NA packaging materials and is responsible for identifying and prioritizing the business continuity risks and developing and implementing solutions by working with the NA PLT and other category managers
  • Responsible for optimizing the Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) process for the strategic global packaging suppliers, which includes segmenting suppliers, mapping stakeholders and leaders to suppliers, developing and managing a meeting structure and cadence and ensuring relevant content is created and communicated
  • Reviewing on a sustainable basis 3-5 NA packaging categories of intermediate to high complexity using strategic levers to unlock VOP opportunities
  • Lead negotiations and implementation activities and managing suppliers to enable end to end reviews to improve overall landed costs that contribute annual sustaining savings
  • Responsible for delivering packaging category results objectives on a national level
  • Manage a large number of supplier relationships (100-250)
  • Manage stakeholders and be able to partner with internal stakeholders to align on company priorities
  • Maintain a cost savings target of $10M+ per year
  • Responsible for assessing and managing category risks and opportunities
  • Responsible for managing category annual operating plan cycle and support budget processes


The Other Qualifications:

  • 4 or more years of relevant experience. Expert category strategy, strategic sourcing, supplier management, spend analysis, and contract negotiation skills.
  • Broad based experience in multinational category management. Strong project management skills. Effective written and verbal communications skills.
  • SAP experience and Industry certification (ISM, CIPS) are preferred.  Contract management, spend analysis, and e-sourcing tools experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field but a Masters would be preferred


Work Perks that You Need to Know About:  

  • As the world’s family brewer we have the scale to make big things happen and still get to know  colleagues on a first name basis across the globe
  • We play our part to make a difference – from charitable donations to hitting the streets together to build parks – giving back to the community is part of our culture and who we are
  • Flexible work programs to ensure a work life balance is maintained
  • You can become a Certified Beer Enthusiast through in-house training that includes everything from brewing techniques to beer tasting and food pairings  
  • Access to cool brand clothing and swag, top events, beer allotment, an Employee Assistance Program and discount plans
  • Participation in our Total Rewards program with a competitive base salary, incentive plans, parental leave, health, dental and other benefits
  • Work within a fast paced and innovative company, meeting passionate colleagues and partners with diverse backgrounds and experiences

At Molson Coors we seek diversity. Differing perspectives lead to challenging the expected, which keeps new ideas bubbling up. We’re an equal opportunity employer and invite applications from candidates from all backgrounds, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic. We take pride in celebrating our unique brew.

Nearest Major Market: Milwaukee