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European Purchasing Director


Passirana di Rho, Milan, IT, 20017

REQ ID:  34465

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to leave our world better than we found it. Our portfolio of leading packaging solutions includes CRYOVAC® brand food packaging, SEALED AIR® brand protective packaging and BUBBLE WRAP® brand packaging, which collectively enable a safer, more efficient food supply chain and protect valuable goods shipped around the world. Sealed Air generated $4.9 billion in sales in 2020 and has approximately 16,500 employees who serve customers in 115 countries. To learn more, visit


To develop and implement effective purchasing strategies to coordinate and optimize Sealed Air’s direct materials spend across all Business Units throughout EMEA and Globally.


  • Establish expertise in direct material sourcing through understanding the business and technical requirements, supply base, market trends and underlying factors that drive product cost, quality and reliability.
  • Develop and implement effective commodity and supply base management processes to maximize coordination and leverage to ensure delivery of materials at lowest total cost
  • Capitalize on market dynamics through understanding suppliers’ business models, capabilities, trends in technology and relevant market indices.
  • Negotiate agreements that mitigate risk, achieve supply continuity, and meet business demands at the lowest total cost.
  • Support monthly EMEA DM forecasting across facilities and lead communication with suppliers resolving any service concerns
  • Lead monthly EMEA DM inflation forecasting for all EMEA direct materials and lead communication of market conditions with SC, Finance, and Commercial Teams.
  • Work closely with R&D, Quality and Process Engineering to identify and qualify new resins and alternate sources to optimize Sealed Air’s total spend while maintaining/enhancing product quality and performance.
  • Manage suppliers to high performance standards through regular vendor evaluation meetings.
  • Support EMEA material transition planning as sourcing changes are qualified and volumes moved among suppliers.
  • Support internal supply chain, business unit and sales stakeholders by providing in autonomy proper information, useful data and report about market evolutions and cost reduction programs. 


  • MBA, and /or technical degree preferred, with at least 5 years of relevant business experience in the packaging or plastics industry in a Sales/Marketing, Technical or Procurement capacity.
  • Proven negotiation skills and ability to work in a collaborative environment that fosters aggressive and effective approaches to sourcing materials.
  • Excellent communication skills and fluency in English, with additional languages a plus
  • Ability to travel regularly within Europe.

Requisition id: 34465 

Relocation: No  

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.



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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