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Get Paid $30 - $35 per Hour to Track Packages from Home!



Packaging and Purchasing Analyst

Remote, Remote

Packaging and Purchasing Analyst

  • This position provides high visibility for Direct Procurement financial planning and savings delivery as well as a unique opportunity to understand and influence external manufacturing partners

  • Supports financial tracking process of Direct Procurement and COGS savings initiatives with follow-up to effective delivery and flow-through

  • Effectively communicates with Procurement managers on the cost and savings trends, variance drivers, and actionable solutions

  • Tracks project impacts and supports teams to ensure timely implementation and expected results are met

  • Analyzes and forecasts risks and opportunities via net price variances (PPV), raw commodity trends, inventory adjustments, payment terms extensions, and lead time optimizations

  • Supports low level materials costing across all manufacturing sites, ensuring the correct costs are captured and tracked

  • Aides in efficient and effective Budget/FCST reviews highlighting KPI goals, risks, and opportunities (including FX)

  • Works closely with the Procurement Managers to develop std lower level and third-party manufacturing costs coordinating efforts with Procurement and Operations Finance

  • Prepares accurate PPV FCST processes, considering raw commodity trends, savings/inventory phasing, and global sourcing strategies

  • Supports spend analytic tools development, taxonomy, and corrects spend classifications

  • Continues developing and innovating financial processes and systems to improve reporting timings and data visibility

  • Creates actionable reports that identify cost variances and opportunities

  • Acts as a change agent, stays close to projects, and guides teams until successful implementation in close alignment with PMO, Operations Finance, and other pertinent business groups

Packaging Responsibilities

  • Provide packaging procurement and operational support, as needed, to ensure timely production & delivery components to maintain finished good production

  • Provide tactical vendor management, including quality and service metrics, coordination of quarterly business reviews, and ongoing maintenance of the account

  • Provide in-depth analysis to support category management financials and business support

  • Support business-related projects such as innovation and sustainable packaging

  • This position is responsible for supporting packaging procurement by handling related operational procurement activities, as needed, and supporting the strategic efforts of the Category Manager

  • The position will serve to support Strategic Procurement in the successful execution of NP/PDI's overall business strategy while meeting or exceeding the Procurement Organizational performance goals related to Total

  • Support Strategic Procurement Initiatives; RFQ's, transitions, cost savings projects, business continuity

  • Coordinates supplier qualification and trials

  • Manage budget process and maintain current pricing

  • Manage day to day responsibilities as it relates to packaging materials

  • Special Projects as needed and all new product launches

  • Works internally to ensure timely supply and, as needed, to address urgent supply concerns to prevent backorders/delays or quality issues

  • Coordinates with vendors on any transitions, trials, or qualifications

  • Support Strategic Procurement on all reports; feedstock, PPV, and category reports

  • Manages vendor rating process and maintenance of the Vendor Scorecard

  • Achieve zero disruption to supply chain

  • Support Total Cost of Ownership - Savings via in-depth analysis

  • Business Continuity Planning

Equity Packaging, Inc. is a global package development and engineering company that specializes in the management and improvement of packaging functions. The Company is headquartered in the United States of America, and has an Asian and LATAM regional branch offices. We support the package development and engineering function(s) of global food, pharmaceutical/medical device, consumer products, and industrial companies, which operate throughout the world.



** According to my research, this role gets paid an estimated $30 - $35 per hour. Questions about this info? Please feel free to verify by contacting the company directly or inquire during the interview phase.




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