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Packaging Category Manager, EMEA

Global Supply Management
JOBREQ1800021425 Requisition #

Position Overview

  • Strategic and high impact role to accelerate the competitiveness of sourced packaging for PPG. This through delivering step-change productivity and innovation

  • Individual will develop in-depth market knowledge and manage supplier relationships to deliver appropriate solutions for both B2B and B2C end users

  • Procurement representative for a major business unit within the region. Able to interact at the execute level and balance requests to and from procurement

  • Requires excellent commercial skills and the ability to develop and implement strategic initiatives within a complex business environment

  • Leadership development position with the potential to move to a commercial management role within PPG





    Performance Achievements (first 6-12 months)

  • Develop a thorough understanding of end customer requirements and the PPG business strategy and challenges associated with the portfolio

  • Complete an in-depth analysis of the supply market over the 3 to 5 year horizon. This including an assessment of the supplier capabilities, costs and potential risks

  • Publish an aligned and challenging sourcing strategy that meets the needs of the individual business units and leverages the full buying strength of PPG

  • Deliver value through negotiations and actively develop and manage a robust pipeline of commercial and technical projects that require cross-functional teams

  • Identify strategic and critical suppliers and implement and maintain appropriate relationship management and contracting practices

  • Actively represent procurement on a business leadership team. Requires savvy account management with executives to balance requests to and from the business

Key Competence Requirements

  • 10 years industry experience with at least 5 years within commercial positions. Prior packaging field and/or in B2C experience preferred, though not essential.

  • Excellent commercial skills. Has the business acumen, networking and interpersonal skills to develop ‘One PPG’ leverage and to drive value from suppliers

  • Critical thinker who can handle complexity and develop and present clear, concise and actionable strategies

  • Structured with the ability to implement change through strong project management and manage performance through continuous improvement techniques

  • Proactive communicator with the ability to influence at the executive level. Candidate must be fluent in English and preferably French also.

  • Able to effectively adapt, collaborate and execute within a global environment across a diversity of cultures

  • Future leadership potential within or outside of procurement. Mobility within the next 3 to 5 years is preferred

Employee Value Proposition

  • Accelerated commercial experience through extensive strategy development, contracting and PPG business support within global teams and markets

  • Ability to drive changes within a major spend category of PPG that directly adds value to the final product and customer

  • Opportunity to frequently lead multi-million dollar contract negotiations with senior PPG leaders and to observe sales techniques from a buyers/customers perspective

  • Potential to develop global strategies and initiatives with global suppliers

  • High exposure to sales, marketing and operations functions of multiple business units that address both B2B and B2C markets

  • Based at the EMEA headquarters with future career opportunities throughout PPG

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