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Strategic Sourcing Professional

Date: Sep 24, 2021

Location: Mason, MI, US

Company: Dart Container

Dart is looking for a Strategic Sourcing Professional to develop and lead sourcing activities on specific MRO and Indirect categories and to drive compliance on established programs.


Day to Day Role:

  • Gather market information to develop and execute defined procurement programs/strategies
  • Monitor compliance of procurement programs/strategies throughout the organization, reduce supply chain risk and drive continuous improvement
  • Update and maintain procurement reports including volume, pricing vs. indices, purchase price variance, price forecasts, etc.
  • Understand, track, and forecast material requirements and communicate to the appropriate suppliers
  • Assist Dart facilities to maintain proper inventory levels with approved suppliers
  • Lead projects in support of alternative source qualification, value creation, problem resolution, process documentation, performance metrics, RFX Analysis, and contract implementation
  • Work with Engineering to understand material/product specifications
  • Process requisitions and purchase orders
  • Submit documents such as Request for Information (RFI), Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Proposal (RFP) to selected suppliers and coordinate responses
  • Support Accounting in matching invoices and clearing discrepancies
  • Coordinate delivery of products to Dart locations
  • Maintain accurate data in Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems
  • Facilitate and communicate order issue resolutions with departments and suppliers 
  • Work with Dart Traffic and suppliers on any shipping or customs clearance issues
  • Assist in consignment and Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) reconciliation of materials with suppliers and Dart locations
  • Collect and monitor supplier volume and spend data
  • Complete weekly and monthly purchase order and shipment reports
  • Perform inventory reconciliation


Core Skills and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; an emphasis in business or in supply chain preferred
  • Two (2) years of experience in procurement, inventory management, supply chain or relevant field
  • Knowledge of strategic sourcing practices, methods and techniques 
  • Microsoft Excel skills to include the ability to create and generate spreadsheets (e.g., formulas such as V-lookup, graphs, pivot tables)
  • Ability to effectively manage and execute multiple tasks, projects and priorities 
  • Strong verbal and written skills necessary in order to communicate, persuade and influence decision making
  • Travel up to 25% domestically and internationally
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a valid driver’s license and passport
  • Requires a favorable motor vehicle report upon hire

Preferred Skills and Qualifications:

  • CPM or APICS certification
  •  International business or import/export experience
  •  E-Procurement process and systems experience
  •  SAP experience
  • Ability to calculate, analyze, and interpret mathematical and statistical information such as percent differences, ratios, median, mean, weighted average, regression, etc.


Overview: As the manufacturer of Dart® and Solo® brand products, Dart Container is an industry leading single-use food and beverage packaging company. With 15,000 employees and 40+ locations worldwide, Dart offers more than 4,000 products used every day in restaurants, hospitals, schools and homes around the globe.

Benefits: Dart Container full-time employees enjoy great benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) with company matching contributions, paid vacation, paid holidays, short-term disability, tuition assistance, product discounts and more.


If you experience difficulty applying online, you may call (833) 472-3278 or email us at HRConnect@dart.biz for assistance.


Dart Container is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all candidates for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.




If you have a disability and need an accommodation to access this website or for the application process, you should call Dart at (833) 472-3278 or email us at ADArequests@dart.biz. Relay calls can be made by dialing 711 or the relay number for your state.


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