Buyer - Packaging

Job Location: 
Gurnee, IL

Are you highly motivated, organized, and want to join an innovative, growing company?  Do you enjoy working in a team atmosphere?  If you would like to be part of a successful team with aggressive expansion, innovative, and technology initiatives, then you could be what our client is looking for to fill their Packaging Buyer position.  This position will manage all aspects of sourcing and inventory management for all global packaging materials purchased for the client. Responsible for sourcing, negotiating pricing, and processing and expediting orders in a timely and efficient manner.  Supports the development of a culture of continuous improvement and excellent customer service.
This is an excellent opportunity that offers a competitive compensation package.  If this is for you or someone you know, please forward a current resume to


Job Responsibilities: Buyer/Packaging

Support goals and objectives as established by Procurement Management, with emphasis on strategic packaging sourcing

Responsible for all company global strategies, management and competitive sourcing for, but not limited to, packaging items (cups, bottles, films, labels, sleeves and corrugated) in accordance to the specifications provided

Work with US and Mexico procurement teams to identify purchasing synergies and opportunities between all facilities

Evaluate, manage and negotiate competitive bids for assigned categories to achieve annual cost savings target set by management

Inventory management and distribution for assigned categories by utilizing various ERP tools like MRP and Requisition Worksheets to achieve target inventory valuation and inventory turns

Work with the marketing team for new product development and packaging engineer for vendor selection and making sure the packaging integrity is sufficient for commerce, keeping quality high at the best possible price

Manage and supervise Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) programs with key strategic vendors

Manage vendor relationships with the goal of minimizing costs and maximizing efficiencies



Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or equivalent

2+ years of packaging purchasing experience

Understanding of forecasting, budgeting and inventory management

Strong interpersonal skills, detail oriented and able to coordinate/manage multiple tasks simultaneously.


Preferred Qualifications:

Strong computer experience including, Microsoft Suite (including Power Point and Excel) and Microsoft Dynamics NAV

Experience in a food packaging sourcing or procurement role.

Professional experience in direct supplier negotiation, contract and vendor management and pricing/costs decisions.





Recruiter Name: 
Tim Borop
Recruiter Phone: 
(262) 886-8000 ext. 218
Manufacturing & Engineering

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