O-I Procurement Specialist in Perrysburg, Ohio

Procurement Specialist

  • Job ID #:5921

  • Functional Area:Purchasing

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:No

  • Location:NA Regional HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:Procurement

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:1 - 3 Years

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Position Description:

ABOUT O-I:

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.9 billion in 2017 and employs more than 26,500 people at 78 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace.

We are currently seeking a Procurement Specialist to join our team at our World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.

To learn more about our Procurement team take a look at this exciting video:

JOB SUMMARY

This position is accountable for strategically sourcing, managing and implementing procurement projects to support North America plant operations, ensuring best practice and best total cost of ownership.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES

(All other duties as assigned)

  • Develop and execute strategic sourcing activities for assigned spend categories, leveraging industry best practices, commodity experience, sourcing methodology, and global partnerships whenever possible, under the supervision of the Procurement Manager

  • Proactively aligns stakeholders and necessary support internally for successful project implementation

  • Develops RFI / RFP / RFQ for new and existing products

  • Procures material from the vendors in a cost-effective manner while remaining consistent with quality, delivery, and project priority

  • Negotiates vendor contracts, reviews and ensures vendor performance to assure contract fulfillment and internal customer satisfaction

  • Implement sourcing projects across multiple plants for standardization, preferred supplier utilization, cost savings, and operational efficiencies

  • Researches and analyzes quotations received selects or recommends the vendor

  • Analyzes and reports preferred vendor utilization, savings project completion, supplier savings validations, inflation, inventory history, utilization/consumption, etc.

  • Takes a proactive approach to resolve issues with vendors and internal customers utilizing organizational savvy, strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Assists with other/specific projects as needed

  • Builds trust-based, service-oriented, value-added relationships with suppliers, internal customers, teammates, and cross-functional departments

  • Deliver cost savings to EBIT, CASH and Cost Avoidance targets

SCOPE AND IMPACT

This position will execute sourcing strategies at the direction of a Procurement Manager, supporting 19 plants in North America and will also participate in global sourcing initiatives.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

This position reports to the Procurement Manager of the assigned commodity.

Position Requirements:

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related area. (Procurement/Supply Chain preferred)

  • Minimum 1-3 years procurement experience (exposure to negotiations, contract management, and strategic sourcing process).

  • Negotiation experience required

  • Experience and Knowledge of the Sourcing process

  • Systems: SAP, Business Warehouse, Microsoft Suite, Ariba Contract Management, Iasta Smartsource (or similar) e-sourcing platform

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

10% Some travel may be required for training and/or project work.

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the U.S. on a full-time basis.

WHAT WE OFFER:

  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Half Day Fridays

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more…

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at hr.recruiters@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.