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Associate Manager, Procurement - NA Plastics

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 21765 Apply

This Associate Manager, Procurement - NA Plastics is part of a team accountable for regional procurement of Rigid Plastic & Resins spend for North America across all Business Units with an annual spend of over USD 400MM. This is a critical, high growth portfolio with a significant level of technical and supply complexity.  In this position, you will develop strategic partnerships with suppliers to assure supply continuity and deliver on cost and cash improvements, innovation and sustainability goals.  This role will lead the process of regional supply market understanding, supplier search and selection, contracting and ongoing supplier relationship management. 

SC Johnson is a fifth-generation family company built on a spirit of adventure and winning the right way. We have been leading with purpose for over 130 years, building top brands such as Raid®, Glade®, Kiwi®, OFF!®, Windex®, Ziploc® and more, in virtually every country. Through these household names, we are making a positive difference to the world around us. But we only succeed with the combined vitality and strength of our 13,000 people who we truly value and support in their pursuit of individual and shared goals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deliver the objectives of Supply Continuity, Cost Savings, Working Capital Improvement, Sustainability, Innovation and Service.

  • Support the regional strategy and spend. Responsible for the Rigid Plastic Portfolio including; Pumps/Triggers, Caps/Closures, Custom/Stock Injection Molded Components, Bottles and Resins for Internal Molding facilities and Home Storage Business. Develop and execute regional strategy through:

    • Development of key levers and strategies

    • Cost modelling

    • RFI/RFP processes

    • Negotiations

    • Supplier sourcing and new product support

    • Supplier evaluation and selection

    • Contract negotiation/execution

  • Manage key supplier relationships across the region and develop a deep level of understanding of the market and supply base.

  • Lead supplier selection and component pricing for Innovation. Support Innovation projects through  commercialization while driving speed and cost improvement.

  • Lead Business Reviews for Strategic Suppliers.

  • Drive alignment with cross-functional stakeholders.

  • Deliver inflation forecasts used in the budgeting process. Report and update in a timely manner Cost Savings and Cash improvement against targets.

  • Track commodities, mitigate inflation and provide contractual pricing information to Operations teams.

  • Leverage new technology where opportunity exists to enhance product performance and/or create additional flexibility.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, Supply Chain, Engineering or related discipline or military experience will be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

  • 5+ years of experience in any of the following, Procurement Portfolio/Category Management, Procurement Operations or other Supply Chain areas, preferably with a regional scope.

  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Masters degree/MBA preferred.

  • Procurement skills in areas such as market analysis, negotiation, clean sheets as well as the ability to execute agreed upon strategies and project management skills.

  • Preferred if experience within Plastics and also experience with Operational Procurement.

  • Communication and presentation skills including the ability to interface with and influence multiple levels of an organization internally and externally with a proven track record of cross functional collaboration in a matrix organization.

  • Ability to work independently and manage for results and good business orientation necessary to achieve the financial targets.

  • Strong financial analysis skills, organizing and evaluating financial data to support business decision making.

  • Risk and Opportunity Management, identifying, assessing, prioritizing and managing risk and its impact.

  • Strategic Sourcing, identifying, evaluating and engaging suppliers in order to optimize quality and value in the purchase of materials, services and equipment.

  • Manage complex projects with a high degree of ambiguity.

Job Requirements

  • Domestic travel is required. Estimated travel = 5-10%.  

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees.

SC Johnson’s total compensation packages are at or above industry levels. In addition to salary, total packages may include bonuses, long-term incentives, matching 401(k) contributions and profit sharing based on company profitability, job level and years of service. As a family company, we’re committed to providing benefits such as subsidized health care plans, maternity/paternity/adoption leave, flexible work arrangements, vacation purchase options, recreation and fitness centers, childcare, counseling services and more.

Better Together

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

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If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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