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Purchasing Manager(Packaging Materials)


Shanghai, CN

REQ ID:  37518

Sealed Air is in business to protect, to solve critical packaging challenges and to make 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

Role Summary

The primary objective of this Sourcing Manager position is to lead the Packaging Materials sourcing team to achieve organization target. Meanwhile the position is partner with key functional stakeholders for outsourcing supplier management to support Protective Packaging business in Great China. while optimizing service requirements and managing demand. 

This includes developing sourcing strategies, negotiating and implementing formal supply agreements, vendor selection and qualification, identifying and implementing cost savings, ensuring supply continuity and service levels, and communicating frequently and effectively with key functional/divisional stakeholders.  This spend will be managed in coordination with the various functional stakeholders and the Global Purchasing team.

Job Description

  • Lead the Packaging Material sourcing team to execute Sealed Air’s sourcing strategy
  • In coordination with Portfolio and I&D to support business growth for AFP in Great China.
  • Work with cross-functional teams to develop targeted category strategies to achieve total cost reductions, reduce spend complexity and fragmentation, and ensure that key quality and service metrics are developed and met.  Manage and drive year-over-year improvement in total cost of ownership.
  • Create active, inclusive partnerships with Commercial team, Portfolio and I&D, and develop shared strategies/goals.
  • Category and vendor strategies should be revisited as needed to sustain awareness around changes in approach and vendor capabilities.


  • Bachelor in Business Administration/materials or related field of study. MBA degree preferred.
  • Minimum 8 years of business experience with a multinational company in a Purchasing or Commercial capacity.
  • Strong team management and leadership experience is required.
  • Proven internal and external negotiation skills and ability to work in a collaborative, global team environment that fosters aggressive and effective approaches to sourcing materials/services.
  • Excellent analytical/spend management skills and ability to produce accurate, professional and error-free analyses in a timely manner.
  • Ability to prioritize projects and multi-task to meet deadlines and business needs.
  • Excellent executive level presentation and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work across functions, countries and regions.
  • Fluent Oral English is required.

Requisition id: 37518 

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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