Director of Purchasing


Indianapolis IN


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Job ID: EB-4437989300
Category: Consumer Products
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Our client, a global leader in the consumer-packaged goods (CPG) industry, with a focus on sustainability and healthy ingredients has retained our practice to place at a Director of Purchasing focused on ingredients and packaging. This position, a replacement for someone retiring, will be based onsite in Indianapolis, IN with relocation assistance available if needed. This pivotal role will focus on creating operational efficiencies, spend management with high-level corporate strategies and cross-functional business units. Manage vendor relationships strategically to ensure high degree of reliability and competitive terms. Facilitate a collaborative vendor standardization process and full utilization of information systems to manage and optimize procurement. If you are looking to be a part of a company revolutionizing the food space, with opportunities to advance your career you’ll want to hear more about this great opportunity!

Ideal candidates will have:

• Bachelor’s degree in supply chain management, Purchasing or related discipline
• Minimum of 10 years ingredient and packaging procurement experience and 7+ years of direct management experience
• Experience with MRP / ERP systems
• Understanding of packaging machinery including stretch wrappers, V/HFFS equipment, carton, and shrink wrap systems.
• Experience with food processing equipment including blenders, fillers, retort processers, and heat exchange equipment.
• Legal knowledge with NAFTA, BRC, HACCP, ISO, Toxins in Packaging, REACH, Prop 65, Allergens, and other food regulations.
• Ability to thrive in a collaborative, fast paced and consistently changing environment

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