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Senior Vendor Manager

Company: Graham Packaging Company
Location: Port Allen
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Company Statement: Graham Packaging is a leading manufacturer of sustainable packaging. From the kitchen to the laundry room, Graham Packaging is part of your everyday life. They're the kind of people you want as your friends and neighbors as well as your partners and suppliers. By building strong relationships and creating value for our customers, our employees embody the innovative spirit that's inherent to Graham. We truly are people building a better tomorrow. Overview:Position SummaryThe Senior Vendor Manager will establish, implement and maintain supplier programs to ensure all materials, services meet/exceed internal and external customer and manufacturing expectations. The individual will work with Supply Chain leadership to define expectations for key strategic customers for materials and services and then ensure compliance from these vendors. The individual will have responsibility for key suppliers. This is both a Supplier Maintenance as well as Supplier Development role. Responsible for all service/quality improvement issues and working with SC and respective customer on all performance issues related to vendors and suppliers of materials, products or services used in development and manufacturing. This role will be based out of the Port Allen, Louisiana facility and will work hand in hand with the SC department and division operations (i.e. operational leads).Responsibilities:Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop the metrics that accurately depict supplier product and service quality levels.o Set standards for products and services utilized in manufacturing.o Determine desired performance levels of raw materials for manufacturing in conjunction with SC and local customer operations leaders.o Determine desired expectations for products and services.o With SC, develop Service Level Agreement to clearly identify and communicate expectations.o Track and analyze financial impact of non-conformance or poor quality.o Work with local operational leaders on scorecard performance.
    • Assist in the development of supplier selection criteria.
    • Deliver continuous improvement opportunities to our customer.
    • Develop Supplier Audit Program that will ensure all strategic suppliers are meeting all aspects identified in the Service Level Agreement.o Determine the critical key suppliers.o Organize regular reviews and audits for suppliers.
      • Monitor and measure the quality performance of suppliers.
      • Monitor and report on supplier quality-related activities or purchase order compliance.o Develop matrix to rate suppliers and then rate suppliers accordingly.o Review supplier ratings on a regular basis.o Pareto current materials, suppliers, and quality issues, accounting for: - Scrap, Downtime, etc. due to supplier and raw materials - Including unusual occurrences - Warranty costs, claim costs, non-conformance damages due to supplier quality issues
        • Work hand in hand with internal and external customers.
        • Communicate with suppliers, customer locations, and supporting Graham Packaging facilities.
        • Provide reports for business review meetings.
        • Resolve quality issues with suppliers, and administer corrective actions.
        • Ensure suppliers are in line and meeting/exceeding expectations of operations.
        • Work with engineering and manufacturing to determine current performance levels of materials.
        • Achieve vendor compliance.o Maintain vendor complianceo Utilize corrective action when necessary.o Work with local GPC operations leaders to seek alternate solutions to performance issues.o Perform root cause analysis to performance issues
          • Travel required: 25% or more depending on business needs.Qualifications:Education and/or Work Experience Requirements
            • BS Degree; or equivalent experience
            • At least 7-10 years relevant work experience#LI-LAEEO Disclaimer: Graham Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, religion, creed, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: Graham Packaging Company, Baton Rouge , Senior Vendor Manager, Executive , Port Allen, Louisiana

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