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Sourcing Specialist
Fort Lee
New Jersey, United States
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Job Purpose:
Work with our Supplier Partners to find reliable solutions that will give Berlin Packaging a competitive advantage in the market place.

Key Accountabilities:  
  • Project Management & Sourcing
  • Work with Sales and the project team to understand upcoming projects and identify potential sources of supply
  • Obtain pricing from qualified sources of Supply and organize information to present to Sales team
  • Focus on creating supplier relationships that offer a mutually beneficial partnership.

Cost Reduction / Margin Enhancement:
  • Active in cost reduction initiatives within the branch.  Analyze spend and identify margin enhancement opportunities.
  • Evaluate supplier quotations and develop negotiation strategies focused on improving our competitive position in the market place. 
  • Negotiate pricing, terms and other contractual issues with suppliers
  • Leverage volume to provide cost-effective solutions while maintaining acceptable inventory levels

Supplier Management:
  • Facilitate the escalation process in order to meet customer needs
  • Effectively manage supplier performance by developing and implementing appropriate long term corrective actions
  • Actively develop and communicate Supplier strategies to the branch 

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:  
  • 3 to 7 years of experience in procurement and supply chain within a distribution and or manufacturing environment
  • Bachelor's degree preferred
  • C.P.M. certified a plus, but not required
  • Knowledge of Rigid Packaging Products is preferred
  • Excellent communication and strong negotiation skills
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills along with the ability to conduct results based negotiations 

Problem Solving
  • Ability to proactively address issues and deploy effective problem solving techniques that address root cause issues
  • Decision-Making: Strong decision-maker with the ability to consider all alternatives and options and quickly implement appropriates action

Leadership:  Provide leadership consistent with Berlin’s culture and business plans

Interpersonal Skills:  Ability to develop strong working relationships throughout Berlin and its supply base.

Working Environment:  Office environment. 

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