Purchasing Director

Procurement Rosemont, Illinois


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 the leader of the purchasing function, the Purchasing Director will lead the efforts of continued cost savings particularly in the area of direct and indirect materials. They will also implement structure and process to leverage across all facilities. 


  • Financial: Provide input related to supply, materials and logistics to establish and achieve the approved budget. Provide input to the annual capital expenditures budget. 
  • Metrics: Monitor costs during a purchase order period and achieve operating metrics and expense budget. Establish and monitor annual goals and objectives for the Purchasing and Logistics function. 
  • Safety: Assure the safety, protection and efficient use of financial, physical and human resources of the organization, as it relates to incoming raw materials and purchases. 
  • Operations: Support the operations and growth of the organization by developing vendor accountability systems and contingency plans that ensure quality, capability and capacity. 
  • Customer: Support a customer-focused culture for operations. 
  • Customer Service: Contribute to company cross-functional teams, including customer visits and interaction as needed, to achieve the overall effectiveness of customer relationships. 
  • Capacity: Create, establish and manage the capacity and capability of the vendors that provide raw materials to meet fluctuating customer demands and growth of the organization, minimizing business risk. 
  • People: Foster a network of highly trained plant buyers capable of carrying out the Purchasing and Logistics goals and objectives in support of the annual and long-term growth plans of the organization.
  • Continuous Improvement: Create a culture of relentless pursuit of continuous improvement, including contributing to and supporting product development, new business development and the operations objectives as well as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing. 
  • Auditing and Reconciliation: Resolve any issues with vendors, including accounts payable terms, price discrepancies, quality and delivery. 
  • Values: Model the Corporate Values and Principles, including instilling a high performance, people-driven culture, providing high expectation


  • Bachelor’s degree, business experience, relevant industry experience, and proven ability to manage projects and lead people. 
  • Articulate, clear, persuasive and passionate in the spoken and written word. Make effective and persuasive presentations on controversial or complex topics. 
  • Perform college level mathematical calculations. 
  • Rational, logical, fact-driven, and reality driven decision making. 
  • Read and analyze the most complex documents. 
  • Ability to lead, manage and develop others. 
  • Literate in MicroSoft Office and ERP systems.
  • Relate to people at all levels of the organization.
  • Travel and move about in offices and plants. Demonstrate a professional image. 

Other considerations:

  • MCC offers a competitive wage and generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance and 401(k).
  • Ability to either work from home or in an office environment.
  • While performing duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands and fingers.

MCC 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 is an equal opportunity employer.