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Manager, Procurement - Packaging Containers

Date: Jun 11, 2021

Location: Chicago, IL, US

Company: Beam Suntory

Beam Suntory is Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest leading premium spirits company ... where each employee is treated like family and trusted with legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit. Beam Suntory is a place where you can come Unleash your Spirit by making an impact each and every day.

 

Beam Suntory currently has the following position open in Chicago Illinois, United States.

 

Manager, Procurement - Packaging Containers  

 

Mission

  • The Manager, Procurement will support the Senior Manager of Packaging Procurement with a wide range of deliverables spanning strategic category management, supplier relationship management (SRM), ensuring supplier performance, driving and supporting BSI internal and supplier sustainability initiatives and bringing forward supplier innovation.
  • This individual will drive excellence in the execution of BSI Category Management in the areas of PET and Glass bottle sourcing, including building and executing category strategies to support BSI growth and 2030 mission
  • Responsible for ensuring suppliers are engaged & in compliance with BSI Sedex and Global Citizenship requirements.
  • Support BSI and goals through benchmarking, market analysis, and category spend management.
  • Partner with Global Quality and other key internal Supply Chain partners to ensure best in class supplier quality agreements, contracts and performance.
  • Support the development and execution of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Initiatives from policy development to implementation within the supply base.
  • Evolving & owning the execution of BSI category development and direction.
  • Understanding core Procurement deliverables and translating those into meaningful supplier partnerships
  •  “Big picture mindset” - Ability to work in “white space areas” where processes are being defined, tested, and improved in real time
  • Skilled at communication, influencing & driving results with cross-functional teams at all levels of the organization

 

This is a great opportunity because...

Beam Suntory inspires human connections, memorable stories and family legacies by Crafting the Spirits that Stir the World. Rooted in two centuries of family heritage, Beam Suntory has evolved into the world's third largest premium spirits company... where each employee is treated like family and trusted to be custodians of our world-class portfolio of brands steeped in legacy. With our greatest assets - our premium spirits and our people - we're driving growth through impactful marketing, innovation and an entrepreneurial spirit.

 

  • Broad interaction & visibility across Beam Suntory, Suntory Global Procurement, and other Suntory group companies.
  • Opportunity to drive best in class supplier relationship management initiatives with top tier suppliers across the world
  • Exposure to critically important sustainability initiatives that will leave a lasting impact for the adult beverage industry

 

Desired Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, or Packaging
  • Experience with sustainability initiatives and Sedex (or similar) platforms
  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent
  • Self-reliant, a good problem solver, results-oriented, and comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong communication skills and a conceptual thinker with ability to adapt to change
  • Demonstrated success managing supplier performance and developing relationships that turn into partnerships
  • Broad skill set with good judgment and a mature, practical, strategic, and creative mindset
  • Strong presentation skills and advanced ability with MS Office products
  • Strong business acumen and ethic

 

    
 

Beam Suntory is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, sexual orientation or veteran status.  We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable federal, state and local laws.


Nearest Major Market: Chicago