Signode Industrial Group LLC Buyer/Sr. Buyer in Glenview, Illinois

Buyer/Sr. Buyer

at Signode Industrial Group

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

Job Description


The Buyer / Senior Buyer / Purchasing Project Manager is responsible for partnering with the Category Managers to drive RFx activities and manage strategic programs. These strategic programs will include developing sourcing plans in support of new product development initiatives, driving cross-functional activities for large scale VAVE initiatives, developing capital projects, and re-sourcing high SKU complexity suppliers or commodities. The Buyer / Senior Buyer / Purchasing Project Manager will work with the Category Managers to define cost/delivery/quality improvement project objectives and manage the projects against plan to ensure commitments are met. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.


Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable Accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Essential Functions Statement(s):

  • Support/lead sourcing projects in tandem with Category Managers to drive improvements in cost/delivery/quality

  • Prepare supplier selection recommendations - including RFQ process, supplier evaluation and communication, and participation in sourcing decisions.

  • Manage procurement activities for New Product Development programs to ensure suppliers are engaged to support prototype and pilot build activities

  • Interface with Category Managers, Operations, Engineering, and Sales/Marketing to ensure project tasks are completed and milestones met

  • Drive VAVE initiatives, including supplier pre-award reviews, development milestones, and PPAP approval processes

  • Other duties may be assigned.




  • 's Degree (in Engineering or Supply Chain preferred) from top tier University 3+ years of experience in Procurement or a related discipline.

  • Purchasing or Sourcing consulting background preferred

  • Demonstrated project management success and broad knowledge of project management tool set

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and problem-solving skills.

  • Strong proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite, particularly Excel, Access or other database technologies with an ability to calculate summary, financial, and/or statistical data

  • Ability to engage and communicate effectively to multiple global stakeholders.

  • Experience in multi-national, global operations preferred

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Multi-lingual proficiency preferred, English fluency required

Computer skills:

  • Strong MSOffice (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) skills. Buyer/Sr. Buyer

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time

  • Location: Glenview , IL

  • Job Type:

  • Experience: Not Specified

  • Date Posted: 1/2/2019

About Us

Signode Industrial Group: Our Brands Are Trusted Around the Globe

As a $2.4 billion dollar global company that’s an industry leader, we offer opportunities that take you places. We are headquartered in Glenview, Illinois and have nearly 7,000 employees and 88 manufacturing facilities across six continents.

From operations and manufacturing experts to sales and marketing pros, we always are on the lookout for top talent.

What’s more, our business of industrial bulk packaging exists to help other companies do business. Any company that packs and transports goods via commercial trucks, railcars, ships or airfreight knows our brands.

Our company’s heritage goes back more than 100 years. Our products are sold around the world in developed and emerging markets under well-known and trusted brand names, including Signode, Strapex, Orgapack, Angleboard, Fleetwood and Mima Systems.

Our employees work with these core values in mind:

  • Integrity – All suppliers and customers are treated with honesty and transparency.

  • Respect – Our diverse work force across many countries represents many different cultures, languages and experiences. Our employees embrace the richness of those differences.

  • Trust – We trust that our colleagues operate with professional standards and the best interest of the company at all times.

  • Shared Risk – We work as a team, sharing responsibility for outcomes of decisions, including those that require taking risks and encouraging new ideas.

  • Simplicity – We encourage employees to stay focused on the essential core of any business opportunity, challenge or issue.

Comprehensive Benefits

Along with many opportunities for career growth, Signode Industrial Group provides a comprehensive benefits package. Specific benefits vary worldwide and are based on regional needs, but below are some common features of the U.S. benefit program.

  • Medical and dental benefits

  • 401(k) retirement savings program

  • Paid vacation and holidays

  • Life Insurance

  • Educational assistance

  • Employee assistance program

Signode Industrial Group is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.