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Lead Sourcing Engineer (Packaging)

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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Lead Sourcing Engineer in Packaging. This role is perfect for someone who thrives in a global, matrix-driven organisation and has a passion for end-to-end processes. The successful candidate will have the chance to collaborate with cross-functional teams, suppliers, and customers to implement new and sustainable packaging solutions.

What you'll do:

As a Lead Sourcing Engineer in Packaging, you will be at the forefront of strategy development and project management. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to identify and implement innovative packaging solutions. Your role will involve ensuring compliance with government regulations while also focusing on cost reduction programs. You will also participate in commercial relationships with strategic suppliers. This role requires an individual who can handle complex initiatives and lead through persuasion.

  • Develop, promote and implement global category strategies in collaboration with regional Category Managers, strategic buyers and other key stakeholders
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement new and sustainable packaging solutions/concepts
  • Improve packaging design, materials and processes
  • Ensure compliance with government regulations and industry standards
  • Participate in commercial relationships, business review meetings, supply agreements, KPI achievement, audits, supplier visits and risk mitigation activities for strategic suppliers
  • Design cost reduction programs while guaranteeing quality and security of supply
  • Define an assortment strategy to reduce complexity, achieve ESG and risk management targets

What you bring:

The ideal candidate for the Lead Sourcing Engineer in Packaging position will bring a wealth of experience from a similar role. You will have proven experience in R&D, supply chain management or consulting. Your strong strategy development skills will be matched by your ability to manage projects effectively. A master's degree in Packaging Engineering or a related field is essential. Your excellent communication skills will enable you to negotiate successfully in an international environment.

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in R&D, supply chain management, consulting or related field
  • Experience in strategy development and implementation
  • Master degree in Packaging Engineering or related field (Mechanical/Industrial Engineering or Material Science)
  • Strong strategy and project management skills
  • Proven negotiation skills in an international environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Solid financial acumen and strong analytical skills

What sets this company apart:

Our client is a leading global organisation that values innovation, collaboration and sustainability. They offer a dynamic and inclusive work environment where every employee is valued for their unique contributions. Their commitment to sustainable practices sets them apart in the industry. This is an exciting opportunity to join a company that is committed to making a positive impact on the world.

What's next:

Ready to take the next step in your career? Apply now!

Apply today by clicking on the link provided.

Do note that we will only be in touch if your application is shortlisted.

Agensi Pekerjaan Robert Walters Sdn Bhd
Business Registration Number : 729828-T
Licence Number : JTKSM 423C

Contract Type: FULL_TIME

Specialism: Engineering & Manufacturing

Focus: Research & Development

Industry: Engineering

Salary: Negotiable

Workplace Type: On-site

Experience Level: Mid Management

Location: Kuala Lumpur

Job Reference: TEHS5T-0A4DBA76

Date posted: 27 May 2024

Consultant: Novinash Susiman

Phone number: +60 3 2303 7048


Novinash Susiman

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