Global Indirect Category Manager

Procurement Batavia, Ohio Rosemont, Illinois


Build your Career with an Industry Leader   
As the global leader of premium labels, MCC helps brands stand out in competitive markets and inspire positive consumer experiences. Backed by over a century of printing experience, MCC is focused on the future by developing consumer-driven innovations and sustainable packaging solutions. Working for our team, you can truly make a difference.    
Multi-Color Corporation’s Indirect Procurement team is currently looking for a Global Indirect Category Manager – HR, Benefits, Temp Labor, Professional Services, and Travel to join our growing team.  The Global Indirect Category Manager will be responsible for developing and executing the strategic sourcing of the assigned categories in support of MCC’s 100+ plants and customers globally. 
Why work at MCC:    
  • Competitive Compensation
  • Generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k)
  • Paid Holidays: New Years, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, plus two floating Holidays
  • Create, communicate, and maintain global category strategies for approximately $95M spend in the indirect categories of HR, Benefits, Temp Labor, Professional Services, and Travel based on business intelligence, business needs and policies, and company-wide cross-functional buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Develop and lead negotiation strategies, conduct RFx, organize RFx results, and communicate complete strategy and results to senior management and key stakeholders in order to gain business alignment.
  • Oversee supplier selection and supplier performance management, ensuring suppliers are in alignment with category strategy, business goals, and company policies.
  • Understand industry contracting norms and MCC contracting requirements by working closely with MCC Legal department. Successfully facilitate the negotiation of final contracts that achieve business goals.
  • Proactively segment suppliers and utilize engagement programs to improve performance, achieve business goals, and maintain strategic alignment with senior procurement leaders and key stakeholders to continuously re-evaluate and improve procurement processes.
  • Always seek ways to streamline, automate, and simplify processes. This will include deploying of tools and having proficiency in data analytics.
  • Partner with internal stakeholder groups such as plant management, engineering, legal, and other groups as needed, as well as external suppliers, industry groups, consultants. Excellent communication and presentation skills are a must.
Key Competencies & Qualifications   
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 7+ years of progressive strategic sourcing and contracting experience, including extensive experience developing and executing strategic sourcing plans, preferably within the categories of HR, Benefits, Temp Labor, Professional Services, and Travel.
  • Highly skilled negotiator and RFx leader with proven ability to move to a supplier’s best and final offer quickly while maintaining positive relationships.
  • Experience with sourcing fundamentals and a demonstrated track record of facilitating and executing successful sourcing initiatives (including thorough understanding of RFx best practices contracting methods and procedures, techniques of contract writing, purchasing law, and ethics).
  • Experience holding suppliers accountable through business reviews, supplier scorecards and key performance indicators.
  • Must possess excellent communication and influencing skills as well as strong interpersonal communication skills for building relationships with internal leadership and stakeholders in addition to suppliers.
  • Must be comfortable with operating in a continuous improvement atmosphere and achieving year-over-year results.
  • Proficiency in Excel, Word, PowerPoint
  • Position requires up to 10% travel, as necessary, domestic, and international (passport required) to support business requirements.
Other considerations:   
  • Location: hybrid, preferably Rosemont IL, or Batavia, OH; will consider another MCC facility in the United States for the right candidate

Diversity & Inclusion:   

MCC fosters an inclusive culture that respects and embraces our teammates’ diverse backgrounds and experiences, so that everyone can achieve their full potential here. We aspire for our company to truly reflect the diversity of our customers and the markets we serve. We are committed to equal opportunity for everyone, regardless of peoples’ gender identity/expression, age, language, sexual orientation, ability, race, socioeconomic status, national origin or other characteristics.