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EMEA Direct Materials Category Manager


Passirana di Rho, Milan, IT, 20017

REQ ID:  39935

Sealed Air designs and delivers packaging solutions that protect essential goods transported worldwide, preserve food, enable e-commerce and digital connectivity, and help create a global supply chain that is touchless, safer, less wasteful, and more resilient. 

Our people are entrepreneurial innovators and problem solvers committed to bringing unique insights and solutions to the needs of our customers, stakeholders, and society. At SEE, we are creating a community of inventors, problem solvers, and future makers that are passionate about fulfilling our purpose.

Sealed Air generated $5.5 billion in sales in 2021 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 114 countries. To learn more, visit

What does a EMEA Direct Materials Category Manager do?

Contributes, supports, and implements effective purchasing strategies to coordinate and optimize Sealed Air’s Direct Material spend across all Business Units throughout EMEA and Globally

Why we need you?

  • To use your expertise in Direct Materials through understanding the business and technical requirements, supply base and market trends. 
  • To use your strategic mindset to create cost efficiencies and develop and implement effective commodity and supply base management processes. 
  • To use your knowledge of the suppliers’ business models, capabilities, trends in technology and relevant market indices to achieve our goals. 
  • To use your negotiation skills to mitigate risk, achieve supply continuity and meet business demands at the lowest total cost.
  • To work with I&D, Quality and Process Engineering to identify and qualify new resins and alternate sources to achieve Sealed Air’s cost savings and cash flow goals while maintaining/enhancing product quality and performance.
  • To use your communication skills to lead relationship with suppliers resolving any service concerns and driving them to high performance standards through regular evaluation meetings. 
  • To support monthly EMEA Direct Materials forecasting across facilities and EMEA materials transition planning. 


  • You are a professional with relevant business experience in the packaging or plastics industry in a Sales/Marketing, Technical or Procurement capacity. 
  • You have technical experience supporting paper or fiber-based packaging sourcing.
  • To use your background in Economics, or Chemicals. 
  • To use your knowledge in Paper and/or Packaging and your negotiation skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment that fosters aggressive and effective approaches to sourcing materials. 
  • You have communication skills and fluency in English (additional languages a plus)
  • You are familiar in the usage of Windows Office and SAP.

Requisition id: 39935 

Relocation: No  

The Company is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all applicants for employment and to all employees, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state or local laws.



It is our responsibility to leverage what we have to affect positive and meaningful change for our communities and planet using Sealed Air’s global resources and expertise.

Corporate sustainability. It’s about improving the lives of people around the world by addressing pressing needs in the communities where we and our customers operate.

Customer Success. Meeting our customers' needs. At Sealed Air it’s more than a goal, it’s an integral part of our business practices, our innovative solutions, and our values.

Leaving our communities better than we found them through dedication of time, talent and resources.

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