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Sourcing Manager


We are looking for a Sourcing Manager in our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement (SS&P) group. This individual is expected to lead the sourcing function of cross functional project teams while also having responsibility for ongoing strategic sourcing and category management needs. The individual should be able to influence and must be comfortable working in a cross-functional organization.

The responsibilities for this role include, but not limited to: strategic category management including supplier relationship management, contracting and contract management, project execution, establishing and executing category sourcing strategies, and building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. The role will have responsibility to influence ~$150MM-$200MM in total spend.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Become a leader in our culture by learning and applying Market Based Management, using mental models and tools. Utilize economic and critical thinking skills to evaluate alternatives to solve identified opportunities aligned to our vision.
  • Use data and benchmarking to create insights to identify new profitable opportunities.  Prioritize and drive effective change with and through cross functional teams while holding company and suppliers accountable.
  • Seek best knowledge internally and externally to develop knowledge networks, evaluate alternatives, and improve market intelligence
  • Develop a beneficial relationship with key internal stakeholders and strategic relationship management with external parties
  • Demonstrate a desire to be a lifelong learner to develop ideas to drive continuous improvement in work methods and/or work product
  • Embrace and utilize new technology to advance work methods and/or work product
  • Understand the legal, technical and commercial aspects of supply arrangements and effectively communicate internally and externally
  • Ability to manage a project effectively and be a change leader in our organization  

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5+ years of experience in strategic sourcing, contract/vendor management, supply chain management, engineering or equivalent experience
  • Experience working cross functionally between internal and external stakeholders
  • Experience performing analysis and interpreting data into actionable insights
  • Experience in developing category strategies and leading strategic sourcing events, supplier negotiations and contract development
  • Experience with change management to include the ability to understand business requirements, demonstrate the ability to understand multiple and diverse stakeholder groups and implement changes
  • Willing and able to travel as needed

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, economics, business analytics, engineering, supply chain, or other related business field
  • MBA
  • Experience with strategically sourcing any or several of the following categories: Packaging (poly/corrugate), inks, adhesives, resins, and coatings
  • Experience in manufacturing
  • Experience utilizing cost modeling to understand key cost drivers   
  • Experience successfully conducting risk profiling, risk identification, and mitigation
  • Experience with business process outsourcing 

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
Equal Opportunity Employer.
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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