Packaging Category Manager, EMEA
Rolle, Vaud, Switzerland
vor 1 Tg.

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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