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Sr Supply Manager Packaging Optimization

Date:  May 24, 2023

Milwaukee, WI, US

Requisition ID: 25888 

Our purpose at Molson Coors Beverage Company is to brew beverages that unite people to celebrate all life’s moments.  We’ve been brewing iconic brands for over 350 years and are now proud to be offering a modern portfolio that expands beyond the beer aisle.    


We are Talent Brewers with our culture rooted in our core Values.  We believe in our brands and our people, and that diversity WITH inclusion is the key to both a winning team culture and winning in market.  We want you to join our team of brand ambassadors who believe the world is full of untapped opportunities.  So, if you get excited about making a real difference as part of a winning team like we do, we want to hear from you.   


The Headlines

In the role of Sr. Supply Manager- Packaging Optimation working in Milwaukee, WI, you will be part of the Packaging Procurement team.  The  Sr. Supply Manager will be responsible for optimizing the packaging categories and processes across quality, cost, service, innovation and SRM. You will play a key role within NA Packaging Leadership Team 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 methodologies 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 the Director of Procurement Packaging and works closely with cross-functional teams.


The Responsibilities:

  • Lead Internal & Supplier Cost Saving/Process improvement workshops, and
  • Owns global packaging benchmark database to maintain and identify Value Optimization Project (VOP) pipeline on an ongoing 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 managers and stakeholders (typical annual target of $20M+)
  • 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.
  • Lead LRP Packaging Procurement projects from Ideation to Concept and obtain alignment approval with key stakeholders.
  • Responsible for managing stakeholder relationships with the NA leads for quality, packaging development, engineering, supply planning, project management, finance, etc.
  • Reviewing 3-5 NA packaging categories of intermediate to high complexity on a sustainable basis using strategic levers to unlock VOP opportunities.
  • Lead negotiations and implementation activities and manage suppliers to enable end-to-end reviews to improve overall landed costs that contribute to sustaining annual savings.
  • Create and maintain value stream opportunities, including process improvements to packaging best practices while working with Manufacturing sites to implement new processes.
  • Responsible for delivering packaging category results in objectives on a North American level.
  • Manage many complex supplier relationships (10-25)
  • Manage stakeholders and be able to partner with internal stakeholders to align on company priorities.
  • Maintain a cost savings target of $20M+ per year.
  • Responsible for assessing and managing category risks and opportunities.
  • Responsible for managing category annual operating plan cycle and supporting 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 communication skills.
  • SAP experience and Industry certification (ISM, CIPS) are preferred.  Contract management, spend analysis, and e-sourcing tools experience.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field, but a master’s would be preferred
  • Black Belt Certification would be preferred.
  • Experience in packaging optimization and cost savings strategy implementation


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 in making 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.


Job Posting Grade: 11 


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