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Associate Manager, Procurement - North America - 3rd Party Manufacturing

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 21697 Apply

The Associate Manager, Procurement - North America 3rd Party Manufacturing will be responsible for creating a strategic advantage for SC Johnson (SCJ) in this critically important regional spend.  In this role, you’ll lead the execution of the commercial direction set for a selected Contract Manufacturing network in the region. You’ll establish and maintain a network of 3rd party manufacturers (3PM) that delivers customer service, cost, quality and innovation through identifying, selecting and developing 3PMs, performing biddings, negotiations and contracts, and establishing cost saving programs. 

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.

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.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Own the commercial relationship of a selected number of 3PMs to deliver Cost, Cash, Network Optimization, SHE, Quality, Customer Service, DP and Sales Growth

  • Works closely with regional Supply Chain Leadership Team by deploying strategies that ensure a robust, reliable, cost effective & agile contract manufacturing network is in place to deliver business objectives

  • Leads the process of regional supply market understanding, regional search, selection and contract strategy alignment for a specific category

  • Develop and manage strategic regional supplier alliances with a select group of suppliers to assure a preferred status in the presentation of new technologies and innovation opportunities, while creating an advantaged cost position for SCJ in the region

  • Build strategic contractor relationships as part of the Contractor Relationship Management process

  • Lead the creation, negotiation, and execution of legal contracts with Contract Manufacturers to fully cover the spend in control

  • Lead cross-functional teams, projects, and programs to deliver year-over-year cost savings and cash improvements

  • Seek and share best practices and develop synergies in key areas such as market analysis, cost modeling, risk analysis, benchmarking, and development of Procurement Strategies

  • Support a culture of strong performance, working in partnership with the regional Supply Chain organization to ensure contingency plans exist, an understanding of alternate supply sources is developed, and a balanced risk approach to business awards is achieved to maintain a healthy level of mutual importance with the supplier, and minimize instances of sole sourcing

  • Champion change management activities within the team to continually improve the efficiency and quality of contract manufacturing execution in order to deliver greater effectiveness of service for the company

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Science/Business/Engineering/Finance or related field or military experience considered in lieu of education requirement

  • 5+ years of combined experience in Procurement, Supply Chain and/or Manufacturing

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

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • 2+ years of experience in Procurement

  • 2+ years of experience in the Consumer-Packaged Goods Industry

  • MBA or Master’s degree

  • Ability to develop regional business cases and strategic business plans

  • Demonstrated strategic sourcing skills

  • Demonstrated skills include strategic thinking, leadership, negotiations, and problem analysis

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a vast number of internal and external stakeholders

  • Proven track record of delivering results in a cross-functional environment

  • Proven track record of successfully managing multiple projects

  • Uses financial data to inform decision making

  • Strong Negotiation Skills

  • Strong Supplier Relationship Management

  • Addresses risks and identify opportunities within projects

Job Requirements:

  • 15% Travel

  • Remote work is available once a week for eligible employees

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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