Role details

Procurement Analyst, Packaging - Consumer Goods

Lowell   •   USD65,000 - USD70,000   •  Permanent

Bullet points

  • Looking for Procurement Analyst with a background in Packaging
  • Must be able to commute north of Boston

About Our Client

Our client is one of the largest manufacturing organizations in the food and beverage space owning 5 of the most popular brands in a specific category. Their focus on high quality, organic ingredients have fostered a high level of trust and loyalty among their customers.

Job Description

  • Conduct market research related to packaging materials, track pricing trends and conduct cost analyses
  • Analyze upstream feedstocks/commodities; create cost models to understand impact on pricing of finished packaging materials
  • Support managing packaging cost across a diverse portfolio of finished products manufactured at 3rd party co manufacturers totaling $100 Million++ annually
  • Manage ongoing packaging spend by tracking packaging buys with the planning group and ensuring agreed upon buying strategies are implemented
  • Develop/ publish key PPV/ IPV & performance indicator reporting (KPI) for the Packaging category
  • Troubleshoot/ resolve packaging related issues in conjunction with the Packaging engineering team
  • Help identify and qualify new supply sources to reduce cost, simplify our supply chain and improve the overall quality of our vendor base. Coordinate vendor qualification/ management processes with our Quality, Manufacturing and R&D teams
  • Support annual budget setting process for Packaging
  • Assist with supplier negotiations and coordinating contract execution
  • Identify and drive value optimization initiatives for cost / manufacturing efficiencies
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously; including meeting facilitation, documentation, creating and managing timelines, and identifying opportunities for cost savings

The Successful Applicant

Our client generally looks for folks who enjoy working in a fast paced, entrepreneurial environment. This individual will be juggling multiple projects at once so organization and ability to make quick, sound decisions is critical. Other qualifications include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in packaging or related degree
  • Up to 6 years of experience working with data, preferably in a manufacturing environment
  • Has an understanding of basic manufacturing cost models & processes
  • Possesses the ability to analyze and present data to multiple levels of the organization
  • Well-developed project management skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively across different functions
  • Technically savvy with MS Excel and PowerPoint and Access
  • Ability to travel 25% of time

What's on Offer

Competitive base salary

Excellent health and dental benefits

Commuter benefits

Work from home options



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