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Procurement Manager - Raw Materials (Resins & Steel)


Shelton, CT, US

Req ID:  3791
Job Type: 
Edgewell is a global team of over 6,000 visionaries, doers and makers. Our secret is people, and we have an inspiring and collaborative global force of them. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries by making useful things joyful. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, strive for more sustainable ways to beautify and bond, and do it all with not only confidence but determination.

Position Summary

Procurement Manager position, significant Direct spend and staff responsibility. This position focuses on the strategic aspects of Procurement and Develops and Drives Category Strategy in support of operational needs.    


Raw Materials – Plastic Resins and Blade Steel Spend Segments


 Specific Accountabilities

  • Responsible for developing and implementing Category strategies for assigned commodity and spend.
  • Hire, manage and train staff.
  • Actively manage commodity / regional spend along with the supply base and internal relationships that come with assigned segmentation.
  • Supplier negotiations, contract/ MSA execution
  • Monitoring price / PPV / LE forecasting
  • System / SAP / Ariba interfaces
  • Delivering to annual CIP targets  
  • Development of industry expertise, Conduct detailed supply market analysis and create category profiles. 
  • Communication and interpersonal skills are a must, presentation and execution of Category Strategies
  • Strategic Sourcing and supplier evaluation 
  • Contract  execution and management, Business law
  • Understands and complies with regulatory bodies and programs 
  • Maintains and establishes key performance Metrics
    • SRM – Supplier Relationship Management
    • IRM  -  Internal Stakeholder  Relationship
    • Budget / planning / financial tracking / analytics 
  • Supports NPD activity and innovation stream  
  • Change Agent, facilitate  and lead cross functional teams 
  • Total Cost model  
  • 7 step strategic sourcing process
  • RFP/RFQ process
  • Supports all Procurement Initiatives as assigned


Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Supply Chain, Engineering (or other related degree programs)  
  • 5+ years of management experience in Sourcing, Procurement consulting and or Operations 
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of strategic sourcing processes, organization, and technologies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant IT systems including;  ERP, Spend Analytics and Contract Management
  • Highly self-motivated with the ability to drive change in a global organization with minimum supervision
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interface at all levels of the organization in different parts of the world
  • Strong Excel and database manipulation skills,  financial and statistical analysis
  • Proficiency in Microsoft suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), SAP and Ariba
  • Strong business acumen
  • Track record of consistent Cost Savings / CI contribution
  • Ability to lead and motivate teams 
  • Experience managing Raw Materials and or Chemicals segments  


Preferred Skills and Experience

  • CPIM or CSCMP certifications
  • Six Sigma or Lean/Kaizen
  • Consumer Products Industry
  • ERP/ SAP / Ariba User 
  • 7 Step Sourcing Model


Working Relationships

  • Reports directly to Domain Lead
  • Sr. Level Procurement and Operations management  
  • Buying team  /staff
  • Influence peers in Direct Procurement
  • Close collaboration with internal cross-functional groups.
  • External suppliers and their organizations
  • Applicable trade organizations   



The salary range for this position is $104,000-156,000. The actual base salary offered to a candidate may vary based upon factors including, but not limited to, relevant experience, time in role, base salary of internal peers, prior performance, business sector, and geographic location. In addition to base salary, the competitive compensation package may include, depending on the role, participation in an incentive program linked to performance. 

Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer. We do all we can to create a collaborative and diverse global team, where good ideas can thrive, and our colleagues can learn and lead. We prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. We listen deeply and speak directly to create an environment that’s open to difference. We aim to bring joy to not only the products we create and the people we serve, but our colleagues across the globe too.

Nearest Major Market: Bridgeport
Nearest Secondary Market: Danbury