Sr. Buyer-Packaging in Sheboygan Falls WI

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Johnsonville, LLC
Sr. Buyer-Packaging
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Sheboygan Falls WI
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Job Types:
Buyer, Purchasing Supervisor/Manager, Supply Chain Analyst/Mgr.

The work of our Sourcing and technical team begins with you! Our procurement team develops strategies for sourcing and acquiring raw materials, ingredients, supplies, equipment and services for use in operations.

Johnsonville, LLC

Job Posting

Sr. Buyer-Purchasing

Position Overview:

Johnsonville, LLC, a strong, high-growth company, has an opportunity for a result and detailed oriented professional to be responsible for the development and oversight of key vendor relationships. This role will negotiate pricing agreements and the strategic procurement of packaging items. This position will interact cross functionally throughout many functions and levels of the organization.


  • Lead the strategic sourcing function for all purchased packaging
  • Lead sourcing activities for new products required to support the Johnsonville innovation pipeline using a category management approach
  • Identify, lead and support quality, cost productivity and business relationship improvements with our suppliers
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with the R&D teams as you lead the sourcing for new products
  • Maintain the flexibility to procure various items for the company
  • Coach Packaging Buyer(s) responsible for the functional execution of the sourcing strategy
  • Develop, negotiate, and implement agreements with suppliers
  • Professionally, creatively, and ethically negotiate with suppliers to obtain the optimum value
  • Lead business reviews and scorecard efforts with strategic suppliers to gauge performance and set measurements for success, and show improvement in our supplier performance metrics
  • Develop and enhance long-term supplier relationships within a win-win environment
  • Frequently collect and analyze market data resulting in delivery of commodity analysis and forecast
  • Perform other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor s Degree, or willingness to obtain a bachelor s degree preferred
  • External certifications such as Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) or APCIS certification is a plus


  • A minimum of five (5) years of pertinent packaging experience preferred
  • Experience in the sourcing of materials and services for a CPG company preferred
  • Previous coaching experience is desired
  • Experience in SAP Business Software or MRP systems a plus


  • Strong business acumen, communication, and the ability to effectively manage internal and external relationships
  • Demonstrates curiosity and resilience
  • Ability to work successfully in a team environment, strong interpersonal skills, problem-solving skills, ability to multi-task, and drive for results
  • High learning agility
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and take risks to achieve results
  • Strong analytical and presentation skills
  • Functional knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong communication skills (written, oral, listening) with ability to influence others and instill confidence and trust
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Proven experience and strong skills in negotiating
  • Ability to lead major projects and change management efforts
  • Self-starter with a keen awareness of customer and team needs
  • Commitment to personal growth

Location: Global Headquarters, Sheboygan Falls, WI

(Our office is about an hour north of Milwaukee and an hour south of Green Bay)

Coach: Sr. Strategic Buyer

(We don t have bosses at Johnsonville. We have Coaches. They are there to help you develop your talents. They cannot make you run laps.)

Member Status: Full Time, Salaried

(At Johnsonville, you are not an employee. You are a Member and, yes, Membership has its privileges like the ability to buy sausage at great discounts. Our more traditional benefits are great, too.)

Referral Bonus: Refer a new member and you re BOTH eligible for a $1,000 referral reward (paid out in increments over the new hire s first 6 months of service)!

About our Company

Since 1945, our family-owned band of sausage-makers has invented better ways to make, eat and prepare crave-able sausage. Today, we are 2,000 Members strong. We sell our famous sausage in all 50 United States and more than 40 countries. We have a culture built on the idea that if we make developing your talents our top priority, great business results will follow naturally. We call it The Johnsonville Way. It has been our secret sauce for decades, and we hope you get to experience it for yourself!

External candidate: Apply on-line only at:

We value the diversity of our workforce and we embrace the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment. M/F/Vet/Disability

Johnsonville values the service Veterans and their family members have given to our country. We support the hiring of returning service members and military spouses.

Job Location Information
City: Sheboygan Falls
County: Sheboygan
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