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Senior Logistics Manager

Company: Amcor Flexibles
Location: Ann Arbor
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Job Description:

Join Amcor and you can be part of the team that makes the packaging of the future better for people and our planet. Here at Amcor, we work together every day to make a positive impact on the lives of millions of people across the globe by providing packaging for essential products, including food, beverages, pharmaceutical, medical, home and personal-care . We are sustainability leaders in our industry. We are the first global packaging company to commit to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025. Our products are vital to support the lives of millions of people across the globe every day. We are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to innovating and driving new solutions to create more sustainable packaging solutions. At Amcor Rigid Packaging (ARP), our teams are focused on developing and making plastic bottles and jars that create a unique experience and are better for the environment. Our bottles and jars are primarily made from PET (polyethylene terephthalate), which has--rapidly become the world's preferred packaging material. PET is lightweight, shatterproof, recloseable, resealable, reusable and infinitely recyclable*. With approximately 6,000 people across about 50 manufacturing operations in 11 countries and an annual revenue of US$2.9 Billion, ARP provides rigid packaging solutions to the beverage, pharmaceutical, food, and home and personal care segments. Learn more about the many benefits of PET bottles-- here. -- *with existing technologies including chemical recycling Amcor Rigid Packaging Senior Logitics Manager Position Overview: Continuously reduce the total cost of ownership, enable revenue creation, and secure supply for the Logistics category. Establish strategies and lead initiatives that will enable the implementation of strategic procurement objectives in all assigned areas of spend while working closely with various other operational/functional roles and locations. Responsible for driving best performance for Logistics in line with Amcor's strategic objectives and assuring compliance with international and regulatory requirements. Essential Responsibilities and Duties: Senior individual that provides leadership for the Logistics category and cross functional point teams. May participate as a member in other cross functional point teams and steering committee stakeholder groups to align and implement common strategies. Point team member(s) may or may not be reporting to the Senior Category Manager.

  • Assume leadership role in the development and deployment of Logistics strategies that align with the BG and BU's overall procurement strategy
  • Guide and collaborate with stakeholders towards optimizing the cost and service strategy
  • Design KPIs, track progress and adjust strategies to ensure continual improvement of Cost and Supply Base performance
  • Optimize total cost of ownership, revenue enablement, and budget attainment by leveraging fact-based elements, i.e. supplier price breakdown, including processing cost obtained either through internal calculations, external benchmarking, market driven pricing, etc.
  • Define, collaborate and execute negotiation strategy, negotiation schedule and supplier selection criteria to meet Procure Plus business objectives
  • Conduct Strategy reviews and adjustment in line with Amcor's strategies and Procure Plus business objectives
  • Identify supply risks to supply/cost and develop plan to mitigate risks Leadership:
    • Develop a point team with a broad range of commercial, technical and organizational skills to ensure high leverage in supplier selection, approval, negotiations and performance management
    • Develop supply base and sourcing staff performance measurements/metrics and plans and manage results to meet targets and report progress
    • Engage with functional/operational stakeholders and other subject matter experts to ensure sourcing strategy is aligned to and capitalizes on supplier's capabilities to drive innovation
    • Overall responsibility for identification, evaluation and the approval process of new suppliers that meet Amcor performance standards and compliance requirements. Drive cross functional teams including but not limited to Quality, Operations, Functional and Sales in this undertaking
    • Develop budgets and targets based on aggressive, well founded, realistic and forward oriented goals. Build monthly forecasts based on performance and market conditions
    • Provide day-to-day operational support to Plants and Supply Chain, achieve compliance to the transportation vendor route guide and manage carrier quality through the Vendor Incident Notification process (8D's and claims) Pricing & Cost:
      • Perform all necessary analysis demonstrating ROI on initiatives and sourcing relationships, and present findings to executive management
      • Mentor team to understand the market(s) well enough to know who the leaders in pricing and service are and drive to the lowest possible total cost of ownership. Regularly organize and conduct pricing benchmarks, competitive analysis
      • Utilize, develop a broad skill set of RFQ, Benchmarking and negotiation methodologies. Continuously improve staff technical, commercial and negotiation capabilities to ensure versatility in supplier meetings
      • Drive commodity / category-level improvement programs and develop/maintain a portfolio of cost saving projects that meet Amcor targets for spend cost reduction
      • Charter supplier negotiation and lead/participate the negotiation with appointed teams. Negotiate agreements that address the needs of Amcor. Lead negotiation with industry benchmarks / pricing targets / data (fact-based negotiations) and knowledge sharing. Responsible for provision of commercial sourcing expertise to all functional budget holders
      • Ensure team conducts various buying analyses, spend evaluations and mode/network modeling on an on-going basis
      • Drive full utilization of Amcor's Transportation Management Systems (TMS). Leverage other IT technologies and eProcurement tools to improve processes, increase productivity and decrease costs
      • Support Freight Bill Audit and Payment and Accounts Payable/Receivable through invoice corrections, troubleshooting of missing accruals as well as work with relevant 3rd Party vendors to streamline auditing functions
      • Overall responsibility for identification, evaluation and the approval process of new suppliers that meet Amcor performance standards and compliance requirements. Drive cross functional teams including but not limited to Quality, Operations, Functional and Sales in this undertaking
      • Manage the supply base and leverage spends across regions and other Amcor Business units. Establish supplier performance management indicators related to cost, quality, delivery and total cost-of-ownership Supply Base Development & Management:
        • Maintain excellent relationships with current and prospective vendor Senior Leadership and staff. Conduct due diligence and analysis on perspective vendor relationships and develop long-term alliances (including participation in purchasing alliances/cooperatives) to ensure adequate and cost-effective sourcing of products and services. Ensure ARP is communicating vender expectations as "one voice" by facilitating and implementing relationship matrixes for role clarity
        • Establish long term, cost competitive supplier relationships at high performance standards
        • Lead efforts to move business towards preferred vendors. Work with all stakeholders to understand the right number of suppliers required. Minimize the amount of business with smaller suppliers or where the Amcor spend is insignificant. Minimize risk and secure supply
        • Assess, rate and minimize risk regularly and lead mitigation efforts. Indemnify Amcor through implementation of contracts, Pricing and Supply Agreements
        • Drive IT integration with key suppliers to automate transactions and communication
        • Build Supplier Relationship and drive Partnership to secure access and collaboration with Supplier Executive Management. Drive Supplier Partnership and Collaboration at all levels Compliance:
          • Coordinate and support of financial systems and processes that the procurement function utilizes including purchasing systems, account payables, etc.
          • Always ensure the Supply Base and Amcor procurement operates within the framework of regulatory and legal requirements. These include but are not limited to compliance with Safety, Environmental, SOX, Tax, Customs and Ethical requirements and spend guidelines
          • Gain understanding and acceptance of respective documents, such as the Amcor Code of Conduct, Amcor Terms and Conditions and cover any other requirements through Supply Agreements. Coordinate efforts with other Amcor Global Product Divisions to ensure consistency with common suppliers and categories
          • Actively support integration of procurement systems and tools, i.e. TMS, to improve business performance. Identify and communicate all system and process gaps to ensure sustainability of Procure Plus value creation and capability development Communications:
            • Answer complex inquires requiring interpretation of policies, procedures, rules, regulations, and corporate direction
            • Prepare and deliver presentations to recommend/change company policy and to explain a process/obtain approval for corporate expenditures
            • Provide information to top management and appropriate personnel of policy issues and corporate programs
            • Manage questions/complaints from internal/external sources regarding Purchasing policy, procedures, and practices
            • Chair/participate on task forces, committees, or team groups Relationships:
              • Build and manage relationships with ARP Leadership Team and other key internal stakeholders as trusted advisor on strategic and tactical strategies and actions for assigned areas of responsibility
              • Build strong rapport with suppliers to position ARP as a preferred and trusted business partner and ensure an uninterrupted supply of quality goods at optimum cost
              • Work closely with stakeholders at Amcor plants to establish alignment with strategy and enable changes necessary to drive improvements
              • Collaborate closely with relevant departments to ensure understanding and compliance with key procurement strategies Qualifications: Education:
                • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university or college required
                • Master's degree in Supply Chain, Business Administration preferred
                • Certification: Preferred PMP, C.P.M., CPSM, CPSD, CPIM or CSCP certification
                • Other education: Preferred Six Sigma, Should Cost Modeling, Change Management, Project Management Experience:
                  • Minimum 7 years of experience in Supply Chain Management (Logistics, Procurement, etc.) leading cross functional teams with direct supervisory experience working in a matrix structured environment at a world class company
                  • Experience in the manufacturing industry with multi state locations
                  • Excellent analytic, problem solving, decision making, team building, project management, strategic development, and change management skills
                  • Skilled negotiator/results oriented with a track record of delivering cost savings and comprehensive knowledge of sourcing and category management
                  • Proven communication and organizational skills. Ability to write reports and business correspondence and maintain business procedure documentation
                  • Ability to interact and collaborate with various levels of people internally and externally. Ability to work cross-functionally, influence behaviors, and gain consensus
                  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks. Ensure issues are addressed immediately and appropriate stake holders are kept informed
                  • Understanding of general finance and make/buy analysis. Understanding of contractual terms and conditions and how to mitigate risks
                  • Ability to work across global regions and knowledge of Import and Export regulations
                  • Strong data manipulation skills in Microsoft applications and working knowledge of company information and data systems used by Procurement (TMS, SAP, Ariba, etc.) Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX (AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860's and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites. At Amcor we believe in talent through diversity and promote equal opportunity in the workplace and recognise that discrimination and harassment of co-workers based on race, creed, disability, gender, marital or maternity status, religious or political beliefs, age or sexual orientation is unlawful.

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