Senior Category Manager (Packaging)

Job ID: 19704

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Are you an ambitious procurement expert ready to take us on a new adventure? Then read on!


As Senior Global Procurement Manager you will lead the procurement of materials for Custom Packaging.  This is a new and high growth business at Cimpress. This includes material negotiations, creating and implementing long term strategy, achieving objectives and developing a global supplier base with initial focus in North America & Europe. You will report to the Head of Category (Paper, Global Procurement) and will be part of a greater Global Procurement team.


Your role will involve

  • Working together with Product Management, Technology, Manufacturing, Quality and Local Supply Chain
  • Active Supplier Management including price & contract negotiations, yearly performance ratings, strategic evaluations and development plans for key suppliers
  • Developing the Procurement Strategy for the Custom Packaging Category and implementing it globally
  • Achieving defined KPIs considering TCO, product launch, material changes, risk management
  • Supporting the local Supply Chain teams in our global production locations as “internal customers” (e.g. trouble shooting and clarification in case of quality, delivery or any other critical supply issues)
  • Collecting and analyzing data to provide meaningful industry insights in North America and Europe. Investigating and capitalizing on market opportunities
  • Building knowledge of available suppliers and identifying new materials and qualities for the Cimpress group globally

In return you will bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in business or equivalent, 10+ years of international experience in procurement for a multinational company
  • 5+ years’ experience in the Packaging industry with a strong focus on contract negotiations
  • Experience working under tight deadlines, with financial targets
  • Strong initiative and comfort working in an ambiguous and constantly changing environment
  • Ability to clearly communicate thoughts and ideas, both verbally and in writing
  • Fluency in English, both written and spoken; proficiency in multiple languages a plus
  • Creativity, analytical confidence and problem solving skill
  • The ability to build trust-based relationships with internal and external stakeholders 
  • 30% of time available to travel

This is your chance to join a winning company and help change a market on a global scale. Apply now!

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About Vistaprint

Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, empowers 16 million micro businesses and consumers annually with affordable, professional print and digital solutions by leading the way in marketing, innovative technologies, custom products and manufacturing excellence.

We strive to be a world-class customer-centric company by offering a broad range of products and services via 25 easy-to-access, localized websites globally and by shipping to more than 130 countries around the world. Our customers benefit from our unique business model supported by proprietary technologies, high-volume production facilities and direct marketing expertise.

Employees of Vistaprint are passionate about understanding the needs of our customers to help them make an impression both at work and in life. We look for customer-centric people who bring ideas, visions and dreams and a passion to deliver on them regardless of department, title or tenure. If you’re a self-starter looking to make an impact, we offer highly rewarding opportunities to grow with us both personally and professionally.

Join some of the finest talent to deliver on our promise as one of the best industry-transforming – and career-transforming – companies in the world. Go to About Us to learn more.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vistaprint, a Cimpress company, is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or marital status.
Vistaprint does not accept unsolicited candidate referrals or resumes / CVs from third-party vendors, including recruitment agencies. Only resumes received from contracted agencies/vendors will be considered. Vistaprint will not be responsible or liable for any fees or costs associated with such unsolicited submissions.