Strategic Sourcing Manager - Packaging
Chicago, IL

About Wrigley
Wrigley is a recognized leader in confections with a wide range of product offerings including gum, mints, hard and chewy candies, and lollipops. Wrigley’s world-famous brands – including Extra®, Orbit®, Doublemint®, and 5™ chewing gums, as well as confectionery brands Skittles®, Starburst®, Altoids® and Life Savers® – create simple pleasures for consumers every day. With operations in more than 40 countries and distribution in more than 180 countries, Wrigley’s brands bring smiles to faces around the globe. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, employs approximately 17,000 associates globally, and operates as a subsidiary of Mars, Incorporated. Based in McLean, Virginia, Mars has net sales of more than $30 billion, six business segments including Petcare, Chocolate, Wrigley, Food, Drinks, Symbioscience, and approximately 70,000 Associates worldwide that are putting our Mars Principles into action to make a difference for people and the planet through our performance.

Position Summary:

The position will take the leadership for managing the Flexible Film and Foil Categories and is responsible for the development and implementation of sourcing strategies to deliver uninterrupted supply, measureable cost efficiencies, innovation and world class sourcing support to the organization.

Major Responsibilities:
  Utilizes strategic sourcing methodology to develop category strategies, source, negotiate and manage suppliers to deliver total lowest cost materials and mitigate the supply risks. Intimately understands the category markets and cost drivers and develops annual budgets for the Region.
  Collaborate with other Mars segments on synergies to drive optimal value to the organization.
  Proactively works with suppliers to ensure the delivery of continuous improvement and technology which ultimately leads to competitive advantage and working capital reduction opportunities.
  Serves as the primary point of contact for cross-functional partners across the region, relative to sourcing activity: Quality, Innovation, Packaging, Productivity, Copacker Team, Operations Business Team, Finance, Product Supply and Procurement Operational Team.
  Works closely with productivity teams to identify cost reduction programs.
  Works with cross-segment, cross regional buying teams to develop sustainability strategies.
  Increases revenue for supported business by leading the sourcing of innovative packaging.
  Develop and maintain detailed forecasts to ensure timely supply and minimal material obsolescence.
  Ensure highest packaging quality and ensure that all suppliers are in compliance with requirements.
  Work together with Quality Assurance and Regulatory to ensure all packaging is in compliance with all requirements.

  Contract recommendations for packaging purchases are made by this position.
  Key supplier contract negotiations with strategic suppliers are conducted by this position in conjunction with the Director, North America Commercial Packaging.
  Authority to construct contract negotiations with non- strategic suppliers in conjunction with the spending approval process.
  Responsible for the Supplier Confidential Agreement negotiation, construction and implementation according to the CDA approval process.
  Accountable and Responsible for financial KPI (PPV, Standard Price, Market Analysis, Budget Review).




Bachelor's Degree required. Area of study should include Supply Chain, Packaging, Engineering or Finance


MS or MBA preferred

Related Experience/Requirements:

  10 years of experience in Sourcing, Finance, Manufacturing and/or Engineering
  Knowledge of P&L and YOY cost savings metrics
  Progressive experience utilizing strategic sourcing methodology
  Direct experience in successful contract negotiations

  Direct experience in developing and commercialization of new packaging


  Working knowledge of SAP / ERP
  Strong alignment and interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate vision and gain alignment with senior management both internally and externally
  Strong analytical skills, with thought leadership that drives strategy and execution

Physical Requirements:
  Ability to travel 15%

The Wrigley Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.