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Senior Specialist, Procurement - Plastic Packaging

Date: Nov 19, 2020

Location: Atlanta, GA, US, 30313

Company: Coca-Cola Business Services North America LLC

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Position Overview

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">The Senior Specialist for Plastic Packaging is responsible for operational, analytical, and strategic sourcing execution for Plastic Packaging (closures, bottles/preforms and resin). 

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Analytical and Sourcing execution includes, but is not limited to:

  1. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Gathering and analyzing data to drive fact-based decision making and increase value via the 7-step sourcing process
  2. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Proactively resolving or managing the resolution of day-to-day procurement-related issues
  3. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Connecting, gathering, and aligning business needs with key stakeholders within R&D, Global Sustainable Procurement, Commercial Product Supply, Coca-Cola Bottlers’ Sales and Services, Coca-Cola North America, and our Bottling Partners
  4. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Managing small but complex supplier relationships to maximize value for the business
  5. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Developing Category Strategy, Contracting, Negotiations, and Financial Reporting for spend under responsibility
  6. <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Tracking monthly rebates, volumes, and pricing for use in REs and other required reports


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Operational support means collaborating with cross-functional business partners, procurement operations, and suppliers to ensure supply continuity, service, quality, and system data integrity. For our large base of internal customers, this person is often the first point of escalation on supply chain issues.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Candidates must be able to manage multiple priorities, exhibit strong interpersonal skills and communicate concisely.  The ideal candidate will have capability to lead sourcing projects, foster supplier and business stakeholder relationships, and support operational excellence projects related to the plastic packaging in their portfolio of responsibility.


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Responsibilities

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Procurement Systems & Processes – Accountable for timely Accounts Payable system set-up (pricing, etc.), maintenance, and P2P reconciliations.  Identify and implement process improvements to procurement change management (i.e. clear communication to stakeholders).

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Supply Chain Support – Responsible to understand and lead resolution of day-to-day procurement-related supply chain issues.  Collaborate with Operational Procurement and Conversion to drive quantifiable continuous improvement in supply, quality and service.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Collaborate, Communicate, & Drive Action – Communicate effectively and document plan to drive alignment among internal partners and suppliers. Has experience in escalating issues with concise background that prompts urgent action as well as inform leadership.

<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Supplier Relationship Management – Analyze and communicate supplier performance data in accordance with negotiated supply agreements to drive continuous improvement

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Effective communication style that drives alignment among user groups and suppliers with conflicting objectives.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Collaborate with Quality, R&D and Manufacturing to drive quantified continuous improvement
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Effective Sourcing - Negotiate, implement and manage contracts to ensure optimum and sustainable total cost of ownership and reliable supply.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Manage CCBSS’s Category Management & 7-Step Strategic Sourcing Process
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Analyze market forecasts and projections to develop and update budgets on an ongoing basis
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ensure compliance with Procurement Policies and SOX rules                            


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Experience / Education

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">BS in Business or related discipline or 2+ years of Procurement or logistics experience
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Subject matter expertise in standard analytical tools (i.e. Excel/Access) and procurement systems (SAP, contract manager)
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Proven success in managing high level of data complexity and ability to provide concise information
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Knowledge of procurement and supply chain management policies, processes, and procedures


<span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Skills

  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Excellent communication skills required.
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Analytic skills, learning agility and demonstrated problem solving capability
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Innovation and creativity – ability to apply non-traditional thinking to projects and challenges
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Attention to detail
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Ability to work independently and efficiently multi-task
  • <span style="font-family:"Arial",sans-serif">Strong organizational and interpersonal skills

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta