Sourcing Analyst - Packaging in Solon, OH at ITW Polymers and Fluids

Date Posted: 6/3/2019

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Job Description


Job Summary:

Responsible for understanding business sourcing needs and identifying and evaluating the best suppliers that meet business standards.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assemble, coordinate and lead cross-functional and functional stakeholder councils, in order to properly vet, execute and secure continued performance of category management and sourcing strategies
  • Analyze market dynamics to understand upstream cost drivers and its effect on cost and market capacity, develop mitigation strategies where necessary
  • Conduct and lead supplier business reviews in coordination, with ITW internal customers, against the defined KPIs and targeted business outcomes
  • Establish benchmark measures at the start of the project and track success, including cycle times, lead times, savings, improved delivery and simplified processes.
  • Researches quality, price, timing, and reliability of supply.
  • Develops specifications for new packages.
  • Review current packaging with intent to standardize the Value-Added Value Engineering (VAVE) principles
  • Maintains all package component records for new package components and components changes.
  • Evaluates and approves changes to existing packages.
  • Works with EHS to assure that package related regulations are understood and met.
  • Perform basic analysis on bids, proposals, and quotes, and provides data to Director.
  • Monitors quality and timely delivery of materials and follows-up with and purchase orders that need attention.
  • Perform value analysis.
  • Responsible for sourcing year over year cost savings.
  • Additional job activities as may be required by the Department.


  • BA/BS in Business Management or related area required
  • 2-4 years of Sourcing experience within a range of packaging materials such as: corrugated boxes, plastic bottles, labels, tubes, cans, bags
  • Knowledge of JD Edwards ERP system
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong analytical and communication skills needed
  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and database applications, general word processing, and MS Outlook capability
  • Familiarity with production applications and process required
  • Up to 20% travel

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job. This job description should not be construed to contain every function/responsibility that may be required to be performed by an incumbent in this position.  Incumbents are required to perform other related functions as assigned.

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