Associate Manager-Contract Manufacturing in Racine, Wisconsin at AccruePartners

Date Posted: 8/31/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

AccruePartners values our contract and consulting employees. We offer a competitive benefits package to meet the diverse needs of all of our contractor and consulting employees and their family members. Here is a listing of what our company offers: 401(k) Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Employee Assistance Program, Medical and Prescription Drug, Short and Long-Term Disability Insurance. 


  • Manufacturing company known for innovative productions
  • Operations in over 70 countries and sell products around the world
  • Over 110 year history of reliable advancement


  • Culture: Work environment that nurtures innovation
  • Growth: Getting valuable supported resources while having the ability to make an impact.
  • Opportunity: Strong presence in the manufacturing industry with opportunity for growth.
  • Stability: A secure leadership team dedicated for growth and success.


  • Racine, WI


  • The Associate Manager must take on a Procurement leadership role in the area of Contract Manufacturing, in Cross Functional and Regional Teams to deliver key objectives (including among others, Ensuring Supply, Managing Relationships, Creating a Reliable Network, deliver Cost Savings)
  • Direct Procurement Responsibility for selected Contract Manufacturer relationships in NA
  • Focal point and commercial liaison with selected Contract Manufacturers
  • Build solid relationships as part of the Contractor Relationship Management process with the intent to assure supply
  • Lead the creation, negotiation and execution of legal contracts with Contract Manufacturers to fully cover the spend in control.
  • Leading and executing all competitive events and leading the regional execution of selected Strategies for the category.
  • Identify and implement new Cost Saving projects in line with Global Procurement savings objectives
  • Works in partnership with the regional Supply Chain organization to ensure contingency plans exist, an understanding of alternate supply sources is developed, and a balanced risk approach to business awards is achieved to maintain a healthy level of mutual importance with the supplier, and minimize instances of sole sourcing
  • Applies Best Procurement processes & practices in the Contract Manufacturing Procurement Organization
  •  Deliver year on year Cost Saving targets
  • Works closely with CMs and Regional & Global Category leads to explore the region as a prospective sourcing center.
  •  Identifies opportunities and issues with CMs and suppliers to bring value through a total cost of ownership orientation.
  • Manage relationships and ways of working with key CM suppliers in order to align understanding & commitment with internal customer expectations.
  • Ensures that communication to the internal & external stakeholders is proper. Seamless & timely flow of information creates an environment of transparency and access to information.
  • Identifies implements & continuously improves systems & processes in order to deliver greater effectiveness of service for the company.
  • Demonstrates & performs in accordance with sound business ethics, purchasing standards, policies & procedures to give  the highest possible perceived integrity in all supplier relationships.


  • Education: BS Science/Engineering/Business or related field
  • Minimum 5years of business experience in Procurement, relevant business experience in Supply chain, with a deep understanding and skills in key tools such as clean sheets and total cost of ownership
  • Strategic Sourcing Skills
  • Excellent negotiation, financial analysis, problem solving and project management skills
  • Analytical mind-set, with good finance and cost saving understanding
  • Proven track record of cross functional collaboration
  • Regional experience and strong cross cultural awareness and leadership capability
  • Ability to interface with multiple levels of an organization internally and externally
  • Ability to develop regional business cases and strategic business plans
  • Thorough knowledge of Supply Markets for various Contract Manufacturing set-ups across Technologies like Aerosols, Liquid, Gels, hot and cold filling used in the Consumer Packaging Industry
  • Sound Analytics and Knowledge of Supply Markets in the region and some Markets of the region
  •  Purchasing certifications
  • Excellent Commercial Knowledge
  • The capability to communicate credibly to and influence a variety of audiences across the Regional and Global Procurement Organization, Senior Managers and External Stakeholders
  • An eye for detail
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to prioritize, multi-task, and plan for future contingencies
  • Be capable of making sound decisions in a fast moving environment.
  • Strong problem solving capabilities
  • MS Excel, Power Point Proficiency