Packaging Specialist


Under the direction of the Purchasing Supervisor is responsible for procuring the necessary packaging and supplies to package and deliver manufactured components and products used and produced at I I Stanley Company. Insures packaging meets customer requirements needed to insure the integrity and quality of parts during warehousing, shipment, and delivery.

Purchasing & SQD

Reporting Relationships:
Above: Purchasing Manager
Below: None

  • Interact with external customers and internal sales function to develop packaging requirements for company products. Insurers that packaging developed protects the integrity of the product at all times. Establishes the contracts for the packaging and insures the timely delivery of the packaging to users.
  • Interact with packaging suppliers to develop packaging that meets the requirements for internal and external customers for product quality and integrity. Following company policies and under direct supervision establishes and negotiates contracts for the packaging and packaging supplies. Establishes delivery schedules and maintains schedules to meet the needs of internal and external customers.
  • Cross functionally interact with Production Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality Control and Sales to develop packaging specifications and designs for I I Stanley products.
  • Responsible for packaging supplier performance related to pre-assembled packaging, internal packaging and the delivery of those supplies to meet the needs and expectations of manufacturing operations.
  • Responsible for acquiring packaging, packaging supplies, packaging services in the most economical manner while maintaining specifications and quality requirements. Works within established budgets to achieve company goals and objectives for packaging costs.
  • Responsible for company packaging expense budgets and QMS compliance. Obtains quotations and using knowledge and experience analyzes proposals, produces spreadsheets and makes purchasing recommendations.
  • Performs other duties, tasks, or projects at the direction of immediate supervisor.

Education Required:
Minimum Qualifications: Associate's Degree – business related & 2-5 years purchasing/packaging procurement.
** Preferred Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree in Packaging Engineering. Supply Chain Management or related field, two years of corrugated & plastic packaging experience within manufacturing sector.

Skill Required:
Proficient in MS Office / AS400
Must be able to travel on short notice to customers or suppliers

Physical Requirements and Work Environment:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this position, the associate is regularly required to sit for extended periods, The position is frequently required to stand, use hands and fingers to handle or feel. The position must occasionally lift up to 20 pounds and have specific vision abilities related to close and color vision. While performing this job the position is occasionally exposed to moving or mechanical parts and moderate noise levels. Position is required to travel, occasionally overnight. Ability to work overtime on an unplanned and unscheduled basis to meet customer requirements is essential.

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