Global Sourcing Manager - IT

Owens-Illinois Global Glass Perrysburg , OH 43551

Posted 3 months ago

Position Description:

Owens-Illinois, Inc., (O-I) is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of pure, sustainable, healthy glass containers for many of the world's most well-known food and beverage brands. We are looking for a motivated, talented individual interested in a role with significant growth opportunity to join our organization as a Sourcing Manager

  • IT, this role will have a mixture of virtual and on-site presence.

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


Global Sourcing Manager

  • IT

The Global Sourcing Manager

  • IT is accountable to lead the strategic sourcing and SRM efforts related to O-I's global Information Technology needs.

This is a completely new role within a recently created global sourcing organization. The Global Sourcing Manager

  • IT will have a key role in helping to develop the strategy, vision, procedures, and tools required to manage O-I's global IT spend and supply base. The successful candidate will have a natural drive and determination for creating opportunities, relationship building, change management, and delivering results. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced IT purchasing professional looking for an opportunity to contribute to a business transformation.

The Global Sourcing Manager

  • IT will function within company policies and procedures while delivering the best possible terms for the price, quality, service, and delivery. This includes negotiating contracts, delivering savings targets, developing new suppliers, building and maintaining internal and external relationships, and leading global project teams.


  • Support and implement commodity strategies for assigned categories.

  • Network / Infrastructure, Hardware, Software, Telecom, IT consulting and services, Data Centers, etc.

  • Researching and understanding global and regional market trends

  • Developing and implementing appropriate sourcing strategies

  • Leading and facilitating cross-functional global teams through the application of the strategic sourcing process

  • Developing and executing request for quotations

  • Negotiating contracts to meet business requirements and ensuring compliance with legal standards

  • Managing supplier performance in order to meet all quality and delivery requirements

Deliver savings targets in terms of EBIT (i.e., year over year cost reduction) and cash (i.e., payment terms and inventories).

Identify new sources of supply that will result in cost savings and better overall product offering, including suppliers in low-cost countries.

Lead global, cross-functional teams to leverage buying power and best practices.

Build strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.


  • Manage over $50 million in IT spend

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, IT, Engineering or related area. MBA preferred.

  • Minimum of 3 years of corporate IT procurement experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of overall procurement experience

  • Excellent negotiation, SRM, and contract management skills

  • Expertise in the application of strategic sourcing process and project management methodology

  • Purchasing certification, e.g. CPM or CPSM, preferred

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • SAP experience preferred.

  • Lean/Six Sigma certification preferred.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong skills in financial management and analysis.


Travel required: Minimal


  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

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

  • Half Day Fridays

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more

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.

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 and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

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