Purchasing Manager

Procurement Scottsburg, Indiana


Build your Career with an Industry Leader

Multi-Color Corporation and Fort Dearborn have merged and are now the world’s largest prime label and packaging supplier. Join the new MCC and you will have the opportunity to become part of an organization that has been committed to excellence and industry leadership for over 110 years.

As a leader champion continued cost savings initiatives for all direct and indirect materials and supplies for plant operations.  Working jointly with Corporate Purchasing, determine lowest total cost while meeting quality requirements for all purchases.  Main point of contact for all purchasing functions ensuring continuous supply of material while minimizing inventory carry costs. Identifying short and long term cost saving initiatives to ensure the continued success and growth of the company.

Compensation Starting at $90,000.00 annually


  • Review orders for raw materials for new products and customers prior to order approval. Place purchase orders raw materials and indirect materials and supplies for plant operations as necessary. Execute orders for AFE purchases. Main point of contact to respective departments to identify material specification requirements and resolve shipping or supplier delays to ensure continuous supply of material. Track and expedite orders and investigate order problems as required.
  • Determine raw material requirements based on historical and customer forecasts and coordinate with scheduling regarding delivery requirement. Expedite raw material as necessary with the suppliers.   Understand supplier lead times and timely adjust forecast provided to suppliers within supplier lead times.
  • Will manage three team members, one locally in Scottsburg; two in Clarksville TN which will require some travel to the Clarksville location.
  • Support other plant locations in regards to purchasing functions as necessary.
  • Obtain and analyze quotations for the purchase of all indirect and direct materials and supplies including the review of contract terms and conditions. Support contract analysis on supplier bids as necessary.
  • Manage inventory levels to minimize inventory carry costs and track consignment inventory. Perform historical analysis to identify opportunities to increase inventory turns and minimize waste.
  • Process and track supplier claims for material quality issues to ensure timely closure of claims.
  • Analyze changing trends in material pricing and availability and recommend necessary action to ensure a continued flow of materials to meet production requirements and identify cost reductions while meeting quality standards. Implement cost saving initiatives jointly with the plant operations.
  • Participate in development teams as necessary to facilitate the introduction of new material to production. Manage the start-up process for new suppliers.
  • Maintain all purchasing records and documents and work with Accounting to resolve invoice discrepancies. Ensure purchasing processes adhere to SOX compliance including purchasing system management for new suppliers, materials and updates to pricing and personnel training.
  • Manage local supplier relationships ensuring suppliers meet quality, cost and service expectations including managing supplier scorecards.
  • Provide routine and ad-hoc reporting related to material purchases, inventory and consignment including metric reporting. Communicate the status of projects and cost saving initiatives.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor Degree in business related area or equivalent required.
  • Minimum 5-7 years of purchasing and material planning experience in a manufacturing environment, preferably label industry.
  • Minimum 1-2 years of production planning or scheduling experience preferred
  • Minimum 2 years of supervisory experience preferably in a multiple location structure required.
  • Experience using an ERP computer system to plan and procure materials required
  • Proficient in MS Office: Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.
  • Proven strong communication, negotiation, analytical and project management skills required.
  • Proven record of achieving annual cost reduction savings and working productively in a fast-paced environment.
  • CPM, CPIM, CIRM, CFPIM or other certification a plus.

Other considerations:

  • Multi-Color offers a competitive wage and generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k). 

MCC Label welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. MCC Label is an equal opportunity employer.


Diversity & Inclusion  

At MCC, we believe what makes us unique, makes us better. We embrace & care deeply about creating a workplace where our people feel valued & empowered. We are committed to providing an environment in which everyone is included, treated fairly & with respect. We consider our people our best asset & understand the importance of bringing different perspectives. We are committed to providing equal opportunity regardless of gender identity/expression or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation or life stage. We encourage & welcome all genders, people of disability, LGBTQI+ community, refugees & people from culturally & linguistic diverse backgrounds to apply.