Associate Manager, 3PM Procurement Operations – Global Consumer Brands - Military veterans preferred

S.C. Johnson & Son, Inc.


  full-time   employee

United States

The Associate Manager, 3PM Procurement Operations position executes strategies for assigned suppliers that ensure delivery of business objectives including Customer Service, Cost, Cash, Quality, Innovation and Sustainability. Ensures supply reliability for select Contract Manufacturers to support SCJ’s overall customer service targets.  Owns and works cross-functionally to deliver on supplier performance measurement and drives continuous improvement process for 3PM suppliers.  Partners with product commercialization managers to ensure Innovation and new products are implemented on time.      

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Responsible for Supplier Relationship Management (SRM), leading regular reviews with SRM suppliers and driving improvements to supplier performance.  Participate in expanding/automating SRM by cleansing data, training suppliers, driving recurrent cross-functional meetings with suppliers and validating scorecards/metrics. 
Ensures routines and rituals are set and occur to ensure supplier and SCJ are in conformance with all Service Level Agreements (SLAs) 
Manages assigned 3rd party manufacturers and works cross-functionally with supply chain stakeholders (eg. Planning, Quality, etc) to ensure 3PMs meet GCB requirements. 
Leads implementation of GCB 3PM sourcing strategies including on boarding new 3PMs and Off boarding 3PMs.
Proactively assess supplier capacity and initiates improvements with suppliers and stakeholders to increase supply chain reliability and efficiency.
Partners with product commercialization team to represent Procurement in the delivery and execution of Innovation, product launches, graphics changes etc.
Ensure all internal and external audits occur and any resulting action items are closed for assigned scope of work.
Participate in various supply chain forums (S&OP, Innovation teams, etc)
Ensures capacity availability at third party manufacturers and ensures finished goods meets GCB requirements.
Provides insights and recommendations to sourcing strategies. 
Identifies and implements process optimization to minimize cost, reduce waste, maximize efficiencies, increase speed (eg.  MOQ, inventory, lead time optimization)
Ensures prices and other SAP parameters are well maintained (including price maintenance) for 3PMs.
Incorporate Brand and Corporate Sustainability strategies into 3PM plans to help ensure we are leading in CPG sustainability.
Continuous communication with Global Procurement Portfolio teams.

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Operation Management, Engineering, or Finance or military experience may be considered in lieu of degree requirement
5+ years of work experience in Supply Chain, Procurement or related field. 
Must be legally authorized to work in the United States

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:
Experience in Consumer Packaged Goods Industry
Project Management, Supplier Management, Manufacturing and New Product Commercialization Experience
Proven track record in building relationships and strategic alliances internally and externally.  
Experience with ERP systems (SAP preferred). 
Strong interpersonal communication, organization and analytical skills.
Ability to collaborate cross functionally and interface with multiple levels of both internal and external organizations.
Strong knowledge of production/process technologies like Lean, Six Sigma, Kaizen, OEE, TPM etc. 
Strong Financial Acumen and Stakeholder Influencing Skills.
Ability to think strategically and objectively with an aptness for building viable action plans.
Ability to manage multiple priorities at a time and often under tight timelines. 
Ability to analyze and assimilate relevant data into recommendations and decisions.
Manage complexity and ability to deal with ambiguity

SC Johnson & Son, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, ancestry, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.