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Regional Procurement Manager - Europe South 7 Locations

Multi Color Corporation

Multi Color Corporation

Posted on Tuesday, July 2, 2024

Build your Career with an Industry Leader

Multi-Color Corporation manufactures labels for some of the biggest FMCG brand names found on supermarket shelves, bars, restaurants and hotels globally. We also produce premium-quality labels for high-profile brands in the pharmaceutical, durables and home & personal care sectors. Given the fact our labels are applied to wine, spirits, beverage & soft drinks bottles, food packaging, bathroom products, medicine containers, white goods and automotive products, it is likely that you will put your hands on our labels on a daily basis. It is our labels that identify, promote and help sell our customer’s products! With 109 manufacturing sites, and 12,000+ employees, we are the Global #1 for prime labels.

We are seeking to appoint a Regional Procurement Manager to lead the efforts for our Europe South region, covering 9 plants within France, Italy, Spain and Switzerland. They will be responsible for material acquisition, managing inventory and execution of local MRO spend, and implementing continued cost savings in the area of direct, indirect materials and freight. This role will also implement structure and process to provide leverage across all facilities within the region.

The Role

In this exciting and varied role, you will:

  • Safety: Assure the safety, protection, and efficient use of financial, physical, and human resources of the organization, as it relates to incoming raw materials and purchases.
  • Regional implementation and alignment on Global strategies
  • In conjunction with the category leaders, drive cost reductions through the identification of new suppliers / alternate materials, leveraging suppliers to drive down Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Develop, promote, and lead the qualification of new suppliers in a cross-functional team for your region.
  • Lead/execute local & region-wide and cross functional initiatives (RFQs, 2nd source qualifications, supplier relationship management programs, risk assessments etc.).
  • Negotiate/award contracts & select suppliers in line with global/regional strategies and supporting larger global negotiations.
  • Identify improvement areas & develop improvement plans/countermeasures.
  • Manage inventory to achieve stated targets and reductions while maintaining adequate supply and OTIF.
  • Within the context of QSTP (Quality, Service, Innovation and Price/Value) ensure Quality and Service are on the highest levels within the supplier base.
  • Financial: Provide input related to supply, materials, and logistics to establish and achieve the approved budget. Provide input to the annual capital expenditures budget.
  • Metrics: calculate & monitor costs during a purchase order period and achieve operating metrics & expense budget. Establish and monitor annual goals and objectives for the Purchasing function.
  • Operations: Support the operations and growth of the organization by developing vendor accountability systems and contingency plans that ensure quality, capability, and capacity.
  • Customer: Support a customer-focused culture for operations.
  • Customer Service: Contribute to company cross-functional teams to achieve the overall effectiveness of customer relationships.
  • Capacity: Create, establish and manage the capacity and capability of the vendors that provide raw materials to meet fluctuating customer demands and growth of the organization, minimizing business risk.
  • People: Foster a network of highly trained plant buyers capable of carrying out the Purchasing and Logistics goals and objectives in support of the annual and long-term growth plans of the organization.
  • Continuous Improvement: Create a culture of relentless pursuit of continuous improvement, including contributing to and supporting product development, new business development and the operations objectives as well as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing.
  • Auditing and Reconciliation: Resolve any issues with vendors, including accounts payable terms, price discrepancies, quality, and delivery.
  • Values: Model the Corporate Values and Principles, including instilling a high performance, people-driven culture, providing high expectation.

The Person

To succeed in this role you will:

  • Bachelor’s degree, MBA preferred, business experience, relevant industry experience, and proven ability to manage projects.
  • Experience in packaging industry is desired, but not a must-have.
  • 10+ years of progressive, sourcing, and contracting experience, including extensive experience developing and executing strategic sourcing plans.
  • 10+ years working in a global/multinational corporate environment.
  • 10+ years materials and inventory management.
  • Articulate, clear, persuasive, and passionate in the spoken and written word, being fluent in English (additional languages of those in southern Europe would be advantageous).
  • Perform advanced mathematical calculations.
  • Analytical, rational, logical, fact-driven, and reality driven decision making.
  • Literate in Microsoft Office and ERP systems.
  • Proven track record of negotiating, managerial and project management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Relate and communicate regularly with peers/colleagues at plant-EMEAAA and global level.
  • Travel within the region and globally.

Why Multi-Color?

  • You will work for a company that is #1 in it’s field and at the cutting-edge of production-environment innovation; we challenge the status quo and are transforming operations every day.
  • You will gain experience in a fast-paced environment, with an ambitious team; we look forwards and continuously improve to be the best we can; we have a strong drive for results.
  • You will be part of a team that shares our values of integrity; passion, perseverance, creativity and achievement; we value, respect and champion diversity.
  • You will be joining a global and diverse organization that collaborates effectively to find optimal solutions; we focus on our customers and work with them on every step of their journey with us.
  • You will be part of a team that strives for global sustainability, playing our part in making the world a better place for future generations.

Additional Information

To apply for this role you must already have the right to live and work in the European Union and have the ability to travel unrestricted within the region. Visa sponsorship is not provided.

This role requires fluent business English. Please ensure all CVs/resumes are submitted in English.

Diversity & Inclusion

At MCC, we believe what makes us unique, makes us better. We embrace & care deeply about creating a workplace where our people feel valued and empowered. We are committed to providing an environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly and with respect. We consider our people our best asset and understand the importance of bringing different perspectives. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity/expression or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We encourage & welcome all genders, people of disability, LGBTQI+ community, refugees & people from culturally & linguistic diverse backgrounds to apply.

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