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Mill Procurement Manager
Green Bay
Company description

Started in 1933, Green Bay Packaging Inc. (GBP) is a privately family-owned , vertically integrated and diversified manufacturing company consisting of corrugated container converting plants, folding carton operations, recycled and virgin linerboard mills, pressure-sensitive label rollstock, specialty converting operations, timberlands, and a sawmill facility. Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Green Bay Packaging Inc. employs more than 4,000 team members and operates over 30 facilities in 14 states each with a dedication to innovative development of its products and forestry resources, with a focus on safety, quality, sustainability, and continuous improvement. For more information about Green Bay Packaging Inc., visit www.gbp.com.

Division description
Green Bay Packaging, Green Bay Mill Division is a fully-integrated paper mill that manufactures containerboard using 100% recycled furnish.  The operation consists of one paper machine responsible for the production of linerboard and medium paper used to manufacture corrugated boxes.  This family-owned mill is located near the mouth of the Fox River in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Job description
  • Develop and lead a mill procurement team focused on operational efficiency, continuous improvement and bottom-line Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) savings.
  • Manage mill operational sourcing and storerooms.
  • Negotiate contracts; prepare and issue purchase orders.
  • Oversight for mill procurement transactions to ensure compliance with company policies.
  • Develop and implement supply management strategies to support mill strategic objectives.
  • Work across Divisions and with the Senior Manager of Procurement to develop and implement standard best practices to increase the value contribution from the procurement organization.
  • Manage key categories across Divisions applying category management and strategic sourcing principles.
  • Measure and manage supplier cost, quality, and performance; manage disputes; identify root cause of failures; and implement corrective actions.
  • Monitor key market and business trends. Quantify opportunities and risks to the business.
  • At least 10 years of progressive procurement leadership in a process manufacturing environment. Experience with MRO, Services, and Indirect Categories is preferred.
  • Hands-on procurement leader with experience building and mentoring a procurement team.
  • Experience implementing best-practice processes and tools to optimize operational sourcing and storerooms.
  • Skilled negotiator with proven results in complex negotiations and contracts.
  • History of managing strategic supplier relationships and performance.
  • Ability to build and lead cross-functional teams.
  • Self-driven, decisive, and accountable decision maker.
  • Able to organize and manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment. Completes tasks with sense of urgency and meets deadlines.
  • Effective communicator, able to convey complex issues to drive efficient decision making.
  • Experience collecting and analyzing data; advanced skills in Excel and Power BI preferred.
  • S. in supply chain management, business administration, or engineering. Continuing education, in supply management and business law is preferred.
  • CPSM, CPM, CSCP, CPP, CPPM, or equivalent certification is desirable.
  • Uncompromising integrity, ethics, and values.
Skills & Competencies:
  • Results driven
  • Relationship management and networking
  • Business and financial acumen
  • Category Management and Strategic Sourcing
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Risk Management
  • Project management
  • Business and contract law
  • Business Systems – MS Office Suite; CMMS/EAM, P2P, etc…
Job Type
In addition to a competitive wage, we offer a competitive wage and an excellent benefit package including access to our Employee Health and Wellness clinic, medical, dental, life, STD/LTD, and a company matching 401(k).

Green Bay Packaging Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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