Campbell Soup Company
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Senior Buyer, Rigid Packaging Procurement (Hybrid)
Camden, NJ, USA
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Campbell Soup Company

Senior Buyer, Rigid Packaging Procurement (Hybrid)

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary

Reporting to the Director, Rigid Packaging Procurement, theSenior Buyer, Rigid Packaging Procurementis responsible for overseeing the procurement of rigid plastic and/or metal packaging for all Campbell locations. This role responsibility includes working closely with key suppliers to gain maximum value during the contract period; planning, formulating, guiding, driving, and monitoring implementation of category management strategies for all Campbell locations in a designated region; ensuring quality of materials, competitive pricing, adherence to company policies, procurement processes and endeavors related to the operation of a proactive and strategic Global Procurement Business Unit. The individual will be expected to deliver Procurement s financial and process goals and objectives while driving strategic alignment and developing strong partnerships with our internal business unit s leadership and strategic external partners. Strong leadership on both developing and implementing the strategic direction of the portfolio, in addition, to influencing skills both cross functionally and regionally are essential for this position. This person will be responsible for working closely with the cross-functional teams to manage and implement all projects across the network. They will be responsible for coordinating all sourcing and contracting directly, and indirectly through the Packaging category leads and the Brand, R&D, Innovation, Quality, Operation, and Supply Chain teams.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Plan, formulate, guide, drive and monitor implementation of category management strategies and activities for all key spend categories within the role.
  • Support Strategic Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) programs that focus on quality, productivity and innovation which drive synergies with top tier suppliers.
  • Work to Influence cross functional stakeholders to align and make decisions that impact category and/or business unit(s) and/or functions (R&D, Fin, QA) both within and outside areas of accountability
  • Identify and work to deliver enhancements that result in tangible benefits to the bottom line based on sound knowledge and analysis of internal and external market analysis.
  • Emerging skills in negotiation and expertise across multiple categories & suppliers
  • Oversee and guide design and construction of category-specific road maps for institutionalizing category management focus (actions, timing, resources, dependencies, etc.).
  • Cultivate tracking and monitoring of supplier markets for key categories during the duration of contracts (including benchmarking against industry/market standards.)
  • Evaluate strategies based on changing market conditions and provide input during strategic sourcing activities, including internal and external analysis and negotiations.
  • Effectively communicate market dynamics to business unit leaders ensuring alignment of category strategies.

Job Complexities

  • Ability to interact with team members at all levels in the organization, as well as senior leadership across multiple functions in a matrixed environment. The individual must have the ability to influence the direction of the business and align and engage resources that are outside of their area of responsibility.
  • Demonstrate strategic thought leadership in moving Procurement strategies forward with respect to direct categories.
  • Work without direction and determine own methods to accomplish work.
  • High frequency of interaction with external suppliers and business partners.
  • Travel (15% - 20%) as required to perform duties.

Minimum Requirements

Bachelor's Degree required; Master s Degree preferred.

Minimum of 3 years of procurement and / or related supply chain / CPG industry experience required.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Preferred

  • Strong leadership, facilitation, motivation, and interpersonal skills, with a proven ability to lead and execute change management.
  • Experience in a cross company and/or cross matrix environment managing large complex projects strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated self-starter, imaginative/innovator, and able to set executive direction.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, decision making / problem solving skills, and influencing and team building skills.
  • Strategic and analytical thinker.
  • Strong experience in procurement related and/or finance and contracts.


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Clickherefor additional information.

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