Sr. Director, Procurement-Packaging And Chemicals

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. Orangeburg , NY 10962

Posted 5 months ago

Nice-Pak Products, Inc. (NP) is the global developer, manufacturer and marketer of pre-moistened wipes for the consumer market, specializing in personal care, hygiene, household cleaning and disinfection products.

We're currently looking for a Senior Director, Procurement - Packaging & Chemicals in our Orangeburg, NY location.


Reporting to the Vice President of Procurement, leads the procurement sub-teams responsible for all strategic and operational aspects of managing $200+ MM annual category spend, combined across packaging components and chemical raw materials. The Procurement Senior Director is a key member of the Procurement team and will play an essential role in continuously lowering costs, achieving 5 star customer service, and expertly serving the many and diverse needs of the respective businesses of Nice-Pak and PDI.


The Procurement Senior Director is responsible for developing & leading a high-performing procurement team owning the strategic & operational procurement of packaging components and chemical raw materials for Nice-Pak/PDI. The position will serve to support the successful execution of Nice-Pak and PDI's respective business strategies while meeting or exceeding the Procurement Organizational performance goals related to Total Procured Value (i.e. TCO, supply surety, average DTP, and supplier partnered innovation/business growth).

Category & team leadership Packaging & Chemicals Procurement:

  • Lead and develop procurement sub-team(s) responsible for managing $200MM annual spend

  • Develop category plan and implement sourcing strategies for all key materials / material groups; potentially hands-on strategic owner for some materials / material groups

  • Select, develop, and manage supplier base; drive out complexity and improved supplier performance

  • Negotiate commercial terms, execute and manage supply contracts

  • Continuously monitor & appropriately communicate category relevant market conditions, trends, activities, events, etc.

Provide procurement support to all basic business activities:

  • Support on-time product developments, improvements, transitions, and launches

  • Procurement subject matter expert for Packaging & Chemicals across NP/PDI

  • Work cross functionally to deliver on surety and cost savings projects

  • Lead materials planning activities associated with internal manufacturing

  • Continuously manage procurement elements of BPCS (ERP system)

Partner with Research & Development teams and 'Innovation' suppliers:

  • Drive top-line business growth via supplier generated / facilitated innovation

  • Identify & deliver on cost savings and/or risk mitigation projects

  • Support relevant NPD activities

  • Facilitate business appropriate supplier engagements; train internal stakeholders as needed

Periodic tracking & reporting:

  • Category strategy plans (Packaging, Chemicals)

  • Monthly commodity feedstock reports

  • Monitor PPV report; provide category specific spend and performance analysis

  • Quarterly procurement report including KPI dashboard


  • Cost Out Metrics

  • Surety Metrics

  • NWC Metrics

  • Business Support Effectiveness Metrics

  • Supplier Innovation / Growth Metrics




  • Bachelor's Degree


  • Strategic and operational procurement

  • Category spend management

  • Contract management

  • Procurement related financial & quantitative analysis

  • Supply risk mitigation & management

  • Material planning principles and practices


  • 8+ years strategic sourcing experience in relevant direct materials (preferably including both chemicals and packaging)

  • 4+ years CPG and/or Chemical Industry experience; FDA and/or EPA related industry preferred

  • 4+ years procurement management experience

  • Hands on strategic and operational procurement experience with a proven track record of success in a fast-paced, moderately structured organization

  • Work experience in R&D, Supply Chain, Operations, and/or Finance strongly valued


  • Excellent strategic & operational procurement toolbox

  • Excellent negotiation and contract management skills

  • Excellent leadership and managerial skills

  • Strong supplier relationship management skills

  • Strong internal relationship management capability (e.g. Quality, Supply Chain, R&D, Finance, Marketing)

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills and Procurement financial know-how including strong working understanding of PPV

  • Self-driven with an entrepreneurial & adaptive leadership style and a passion for procurement

  • Proven ability to manage multiple, often complex projects concurrently and deliver agreed upon results in timely fashion

  • Creative problem-solving skills to gather relevant information to solve planning problems

  • Excellent organizing skills for preparing and presenting planning reports and projects

  • Proficiency in procurement modules of BPCS or similar ERP system

  • Working knowledge of MS Office products (ie Excel, PP, Word)


  • Predominately office environment

  • ~20% domestic & international travel required

  • Occasional manufacturing plant visits

  • Occasional laboratory visits



  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCP here.

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

  • Please refer to the Company's Substance Abuse Policy which protects the safety and well-being of all associates and potential associates.

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Sr. Director, Procurement-Packaging And Chemicals

Nice-Pak Products, Inc.