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At Novolex, we take pride in supporting our families across the globe. Our team is rich in diversity and our entrepreneurial culture encourages continuous personal growth and teamwork. Our careers include manufacturing, engineering, procurement, supply chain, finance, HR, product development, sales, marketing and an ever-expanding array of others to support our continuing rapid growth.



Job Title:

Sourcing/Category Manager

Position Summary:

The position is responsible for developing and executing category strategies to drive value for Novolex.  This role will lead activities throughout entire supply chain system including strategic sourcing, supplier ownership, cost reduction initiatives and material planning ensuring tight supply/demand alignment, timely supply delivery, and effective communication across departments.  This position requires working closely with cross-functional partners in Operations, Sales, Sales & Operations Planning, Product Development and Logistics to reduce costs and streamline business processes.  This position will lead categories such as: Corrugate, Inks, Printing Plates, Twisted handle and other categories as identified. 

Essential Functions & Key Responsibilities:

  • Develops and executes the strategic sourcing plan for key raw materials in support of the company's growth objectives.
  • Manages existing relationships with strategic suppliers to create a mutually beneficial supplier partnership while meeting or exceeding overall business objectives.
  • Monitor supplier performance and identify cost reduction and productivity improvement opportunities.
  • Identify and develop new sources of supply as needed.
  • Provides regular status updates to management and other key stakeholders on sourcing initiatives, market analytics, and cost saving strategies.
  • Effectively work with team members to have proper control systems in place to ensure accountability and to prevent decision making bottlenecks.
  • Acts as coach and developer of managerial talent; as well as skillfully selects and trains those individuals.
  • Ability to work in fast paced environment interacting with plant personnel, suppliers and internal stakeholders.
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Supply Management, Supply Chain Management, Operations Management, Engineering, or related discipline
  • Previous experience in multi-site support
  • Previous corrugate and packaging category experience is a plus
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • 5+ years of related experience in a process and/ or packaging manufacturing industry (preferred)
  • Ability to successfully work to reach company goals in an environment in which a wide degree of creativity and latitude is required
  • Results driven, analytical, self-motivated and detail oriented with the ability to logically identify alternative solutions or approaches to complex problems
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time

Please no recruiting agencies

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Novolex™ is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all employment practices, including but not limited to, selection, hiring, promotion, transfer, and compensation to all qualified applicants and employees without regard to age, race, color, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, handicap or disability, genetics, citizenship status, service member or veteran status, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Any individual, who because of his or her disability, needs an accommodation in connection with an aspect of the Company’s application process should contact Jamie Wells at hrcompliance@novolex.com.


City:  Florence
State:  KY

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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