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Capital Equipment Services Procurement Leader Olefins

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Amcor Limited

Ann Arbor, MI

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Amcor Rigid Plastics Senior Leader, Procurement - Capital Equipment & Services - Olefins Ann Arbor, MI Amcor is the world\u2019s largest publicly traded packaging company; a market and innovation leader adding value to the world\u2019s most recognizable brands. Amcor, with $9.1 billion in sales (FY 2017), is a global leader in responsible global packaging solutions supplying a broad range of rigid and flexible packaging products into the food, beverage, healthcare, home and personal care, and tobacco packaging industries. Amcor offers exclusive and innovative solutions that are at the forefront of the packaging industry. Today, Amcor has more than 35,000 co-workers working together across 200 sites in more than 40 countries. We are: Global, Customer-driven, Innovative, Responsible and Talented.Listed as one of the top 50 companies in Fortune Magazine\u2019s \u201cChange The World\u201d report. (2017) Position Overview: Continuously reduce the total cost of ownership, enable revenue creation, and secure supply for the Capital Category for ARP\u2019s Olefins manufacturing processes. Establish strategies and lead initiatives that will enable the implementation of strategic procurement objectives in the assigned areas of spend while working closely with various other operational\/functional roles and locations. Responsible for driving best performance for capital equipment and services in line with Amcor\u2019s strategic objectives and assuring compliance with customer related and regulatory requirements regarding the Amcor supply base. Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Senior individual that provides leadership for assigned category, capital equipment and services and cross functional point teams or via individual contribution. May participate as member in other cross functional point teams and steering committee stakeholder groups to align and implement common strategies for assigned categories including capital equipment and services. May participate as member in other point teams and steer stakeholders towards the common strategies for categories\/capital equipment and services. Point team member (s) may or may not be reporting to Procurement Category Manager for Capital Equipment and Services. Strategy: Assume leadership role in the development and deployment of global categories\/capital equipment and services strategies that align with the BG and BU\u2019s overall procurement strategy. Guide and collaborate with stakeholders towards the common categories\/capital equipment and services strategy. Design KPIs, track progress and adjust strategies to ensure continual improvement of Cost and Supply Base performance. Optimize total cost of ownership, revenue enablement, and capital budget attainment by leveraging fact-based elements, i.e. supplier price breakdown, including processing cost obtained either through internal calculations, external benchmarking, market driven pricing, etc. to support the assigned categories\/capital equipment and services strategy execution to meet ProcurePlus business objectives. Define, collaborate and execute negotiation strategy, negotiation schedule and supplier selection criteria to support the assigned categories\/capital equipment and services strategy execution to meet ProcurePlus business objectives. Conduct Strategy reviews and adjustment in line with Amcor\u2019s strategies and ProcurePlus business objectives. Identify supply risks to supply\/cost and develop plan to mitigate risks. Leadership: Develop a point team with a broad range of commercial, technical and organizational skills to ensure high leverage in supplier selection, approval, negotiations and performance management. Develop supply base and sourcing staff performance measurements\/metrics and plans and manage results to meet targets and report progress. Engage with functional\/operational stakeholders and other subject matter experts to ensure sourcing strategy is aligned to and capitalizes on supplier\u2019s technology\/product roadmaps to drive innovation. Overall responsibility for identification, evaluation and the approval process of new suppliers that meet Amcor performance standards and compliance requirements. Drive cross functional teams including but not limited to Quality, Operations, Functional and Engineering in this undertaking. Leverage current supply base or identify new suppliers to support new product launches \/ initiatives. Develop Global\/Regional Contracts and\/or Make vs Buy Refresh cycle or outsourcing opportunities Pricing & Cost: Perform all necessary analysis demonstrating ROI on initiatives and sourcing relationships, and present finding to executive management. Mentor team to understand the market(s) well enough to know who the leaders in pricing, technology and service are and drive to the lowest possible total cost of ownership (TCO). Work with Functional, Engineering, Operations, Commodity\/category Managers, Sourcing functions, Logistics and the supply base to develop target cost and low cost alternatives. Understand all of the components of related costs to know where opportunities exist that need to be addressed. Regularly organize and conduct pricing benchmarks, competitive analysis. Utilize, develop a broad skill set of RFQ, Benchmarking and negotiation methodologies. Continuously improve staff technical, commercial and negotiation capabilities to ensure versatility in supplier meetings. Drive commodity \/ category-level improvement programs on cost, quality excellence, and supply chain at suppliers. Develop and maintain a portfolio of cost saving projects that meet Amcor targets for spend cost reduction. Charter supplier negotiation and lead\/participate the negotiation with appointed teams. Negotiate agreements that address the global needs of Amcor including, but not limited to price, delivery, quality and other required services. Lead negotiation with industry benchmarks \/ pricing targets \/ data (fact-based negotiations) and knowledge sharing. Responsible for provision of commercial sourcing expertise to all functional budget holders. Drive standardization (processes, design, requirements, specifications) Ensure team conducts various buying analyses and spend evaluations on an on-going basis. Drive full utilization of Sourcing and RFx and eProcurement tools, such as E-Auctions, Catalogues, etc. Ensure maximum leverage through consolidation of entity, region, division and global demand. Supplier selection & approval: Overall responsibility for identification, evaluation and the approval process of new suppliers that meet Amcor performance standards and compliance requirements. Drive cross functional teams including but not limited to Quality, Operations, Functional and Engineering in this undertaking. Leverage current supply base or identify new suppliers to support new product launches \/ initiatives. Develop Global\/Regional Contracts and\/or Make vs Buy Refresh cycle or outsourcing opportunities. Supply Base Development & Management: Maintain excellent relationships with current and prospective vendor Senior Leadership and staff. Conduct due diligence and analysis on perspective vendor relationships, and develop long-term alliances (including participation in purchasing alliances\/cooperatives) to ensure adequate and cost effective sourcing of products and services. Ensure ARP is communicating vender expectations as \u201cone voice\u201d by facilitating and implementing relationship matrixes for role clarity. Establish long term, cost competitive supplier relationships at high performance standards.\u00a0 Lead reviews with Functional, Divisional and Plant Stakeholders to develop a preferred supply base and drive supplier consolidation. Lead efforts to move business away from suppliers that are not preferred. Work with all stakeholders to understand the right number of suppliers required. Minimize the amount of business with smaller suppliers or where the Amcor spend is insignificant. Minimize risk and secure supply. Assess, rate and minimize risk regularly and lead mitigation efforts. Indemnify Amcor through implementation of contracts, including but not limited to Terms & Conditions, Quality and Supply Agreements. Drive IT integration with key suppliers to automate transactions and communication. Total Supply Base Performance and Management on Technology Roadmaps, lead-time reduction, Inventory turns, Cost improvement and Supply Assurance. Implement common Supply Strategies (Inco Terms, Mode, VMI, CRP, etc) Build Supplier Relationship and drive Partnership to secure access and collaboration with Supplier Executive Management. Drive Supplier Partnership and Collaboration at all levels. Compliance: Coordinate and support of financial systems and processes that the procurement function utilizes including purchasing systems, account payables, etc. Ensure at all times the Supply Base and Amcor procurement operates within the framework of regulatory and legal requirements. These include but are not limited to compliance with Safety, Environmental, SOX, Tax, Customs and Ethical requirements and spend guidelines. Gain understanding and acceptance of respective documents, such as the Amcor Code of Conduct, Amcor Terms and Conditions and cover any other requirements through Supply Agreements. Coordinate efforts with other Amcor Global Product Divisions to ensure consistency with common suppliers and categories. Setting standards and ensure compliance through spend classification. Actively support integration of procurement systems and tools, i.e. P2P, to improve business performance. Identify and communicate all system and process gaps to ensure sustainability of ProcurePlus value creation and capability development. Communications: Answer complex inquires requiring interpretation of policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and corporate direction. Prepare and deliver presentations to recommend\/change company policy and to explain a process\/obtain approval for corporate expenditures. Provide information to top management and appropriate personnel of policy issues and corporate programs. Manage questions\/complaints from internal\/external sources regarding Purchasing policy, procedures, and practices. Chair\/participate on task forces, committees, or team groups. Qualifications: Education Bachelor\u2019s degree: Supply Chain, Business, Technical, Engineering, Finance Master\u2019s degree : Supply Chain, Business Administration\u00a0 Certification C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD, CPIM, CSCP, PMP Other education: Six Sigma, Should Cost Modeling, Change Management, Project Management Experience: Minimum 6 years of experience in Procurement, Sourcing, or Supply Chain Management, Leading cross functional teams or direct supervisory experience working in a matrix structured environment at world class company. Preferred Knowledge of Six Sigma\/Continuous Improvement\/Lean strategies and tools Preferred experience in the manufacturing industry. Familiarity with PET Polypropylene, LDPE, LLDPE and HDPE resins, procurement experience of compression blow form, extrusion blow molding and one step & two step injection molding machines and other downstream capital equipment is desired. Valid driver\u2019s license Travel 20% Relationships: Build and manage relationships with ARP Leadership Team and other key internal stakeholders as trusted advisor on strategic and tactical strategies and actions for assigned areas of responsibility. Build strong rapport with suppliers to position ARP as a preferred and trusted business partner, and ensure an uninterrupted supply of quality goods at optimum cost. Work closely with buyers at Amcor plants to establish alignment with strategy and enable changes necessary to drive improvements.Collaborate closely with relevant departments to ensure understanding and compliance with key procurement strategies The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity\/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. IND123 ZP123

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With more than 6000 people in 60 manufacturing operations in 13 countries, we are the leading supplier of consumer-driven rigid plastic packaging for the world’s most popular brands in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal / homecare industries. We are also leading supplier of plastic packaging to the global pharmaceutical industry and supply plastic containers to the food and personal/home care market. Amcor's history dates back to the 1860s when Samuel Ramsden, a young stone mason from Yorkshire, arrived in Australia with his bride to seek his fortune in a new land. He established Victoria's first paper mill on the banks of the Yarra River in Melbourne. For most of its life the company was known as APM - Australian Paper Manufacturers and its products even then touched the daily lives of all Australians. In the 1970s and 1980s the company added a range of diverse packaging interests to its traditional papermaking activities. This was achieved through creating new business partnerships and making strategic acquisitions in order to expand and diversify the company’s activities. With the focus gradually changing and as the company moved towards the future, the company name did not quite fit with the new focus of this young, energetic Australian company. It was decided that the company name should be changed. On May 1, 1986 APM became Amcor Limited, a name that has become increasingly well known throughout the world for its packaging innovation and its global reach.

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