Purchasing Manager - Packaging
Job Opportunity at KLA Industries

Posted on Sep 16

http://www.klaindustries.com    513-939-3560

Location: Chicago, IL
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4140338

Purchasing Manager – Plastic Packaging
Company:  My client is a leading manufacturer of high quality plastic packaging products. They have been in business for over four decades and have multiple production facilities through the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. More importantly they have several divisions like rigid packaging, flexible packaging, and machinery. By being so versatile it has allowed them to be very successful and continue to grow rapidly. This company just recently invested money into a capital expansion to increase production capabilities and add to their sales and product management team.
  • The ownership is committed to the growth of the organization and is willing to invest money back into the company.
  • Dedicated to employee investment and offers ample opportunities for growth. With little turnover as well, they pay special attention to employee satisfaction.
  • Innovative packaging solutions, offer state-of-the-art technology, and excellent customer service.
They appreciate employees by providing:
  • Salaries that are above industry average and bonus potential
  • Growth opportunities as the organization continues to expand
  • 401K, generous benefits, relocation assistance, and more
Your role within the organization will be as the purchasing leader of the rigid packaging division for the company. You be responsible or compliance of rules and regulations, you will implement the best practices and streamline the process for all purchasing activities and spend for their major raw material and other goods. You will lead supplier development and contract negotiations.  This position is going to require a true leader and driver in internal financial controls and implementations of standards and procedures. This position will managed, on average, $90M in spend.
We are seeking strong leaders that are capable of growing with this company!  You will need to have the ability to perform at a high level every day and possess a creative thinking mentality.
Background Profile:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business or similar and a Certified Supply Chain Management or similar preferred
  • 5+ years strategic sourcing and excellent negotiation skills
  • Experience with complex contracts and managing risk
  • Proven success in implementing control, integrating an ERP or MRP system
This position is located south of Chicago, IL which puts it close to the Indiana border. This area is a great suburban community with a lower cost of living but still has everything that a major city has to offer by being close to downtown Chicago. Strong local economy with good schools makes this location a great place for a growing family. Minimal traveled involved to other facilities.
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