Procurement Manager - Digital Transformation
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Job Description
We are global, we are impacting the lives of millions every day, we are making a difference!

At Amcor we are inspired to change the packaging industry and are taking on the aspirational challenge to make all our products recyclable or reusable by 2025. Through our products and global footprint, we are in a unique position to truly make a difference in the packaging space. Our products impact the lives of millions of people across the globe every day from food, beverage, pharmaceutical, medical, home- and personal-care, and other essential products. Amcor is a thriving S&P 500 organisation listed both on the NYSE (AMCR) and ASX (AMC) with US$13 billion in sales. We have a proud history dating back to the 1860's and come a long way from a single paper mill based in Melbourne to becoming the global leading packaging company. Today, Amcor is an international organisation empowering its 50,000 employees in over 40 countries and across 250 sites.

Will you be next to join our journey towards a more sustainable future?At Amcor we are always looking for talented and passionate individuals who are motivated to make a difference. Working at Amcor means you will have a unique opportunity to be a part of an organisation that is committed to providing sustainable packaging solutions. To find out more about our commitment to sustainability and about Amcor,

Job Description

***The corporate office is in Ann Arbor, MI. If the candidate in a different states please note that they may be required to travel to the office several times every so often.***

Position Overview:

Amcor's procurement function is strengthening its future-ready operating model to accelerate serving our customer with sustainable packaging solutions through digitalization over the next 5 years. Amcor expects this people leader to strengthen our highly engaged and consistently outperforming global digital procurement operations team to be groomed into future Amcor leaders via a balance of coaching and mentoring techniques. The Procurement Manager - Digital Transformation is a business/functional role for a tech-savvy supply chain leader. The role will develop the vision and drive the functional digital strategy to transform procurement's operating model. That vision is envisioned to be achieved through (re)design and blueprinting of procurement processes where necessary, creating an end-to-end Digital Procurement suite across source to pay processes. The leader will be responsible for working directly with the 3rd party technology platform providers and other internal business partners to manage the scope and deliverables of the enablement process. Leadership and communication with all levels of the organization and global/local suppliers will be required.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:

Develop vision, strategy and manage delivery of digital transformation programs

  • Develop the vision and create mid and long-term strategy for the digitalization of the procurement function.
  • Understand established and emerging new digital technologies and defines how they could be applicable to transform procurement processes and ways of working (AI, Robotics and Automation, Predictive analytics, etc.)
  • Scout, understand and maintain up to date knowledge of digital procurement developments and solutions (including solutions coming from startups as well as established suppliers)
  • Develop user cases and drive scalability and adoption across the procurement organization.
  • Ensure projects and programs are delivered in accordance with timelines and budgets.
  • Provide input to the procurement data strategy, data model, governance and processes for effective enablement of digital transformation.
  • Continually understand Procurement and key stakeholders' expectations related to systems, processes and technology.
  • Tracking budget and ROI for transformation Initiatives.
  • Lead the implementation of digital solutions working closely with IT, Global Master Data and Analytics, Procurement Operations and Category Leaders, Operations and Finance stakeholders.
  • Develop digital learning journeys so procurement employees can develop themselves further

Managing implementation and updates to global Source to Pay solution

  • Manage P2P solutions components-catalogs, Supplier onboarding, features Enhancements.
  • Collaborate with the design and modeling of global source to pay process and business systems conceptual architectures for delivery, capturing requirements, development, and support of projects.
  • Manage identification and implementation of supplier catalog improvements with the objective of continually driving spend reductions. Area of focus will be correct pricing, SKU availability and master data accuracy.
  • Manage projects to support catalog growth and drive spend management, as well as participate in team projects to ensure contracted pricing is captured appropriately to facilitate catalog set up and ordering.
  • Build and maintain internal catalogs and lead discussions with suppliers to support the category leaders; ensure quality, completeness and accuracy of information on catalogs such as unit price, SKUs.

Data and Advanced Analytics skills

  • Hands-on experience with big data, cloud analytics, master data and visualization concepts
  • Desired experience with MS Azure
  • Demonstrated effectiveness using Blueprism RPA, Microsoft PowerBI, SAP BW and SAP MDG suites
  • Expert level experience with MS Suite - Outlook, Teams, Project, Vizio, Excel, PowerPoint and Word
  • Data Extraction: Ability to extract and query data from systems
  • Data Validation: Knowledge of and ability to understand and resolve data inconsistencies or variances
  • Ability to access, analyze and use information in a manner that adds value to the organization; ability to propose system enhancements based upon business needs
  • Monitoring, Measurement and Metrics: Knowledge of key business drivers or measures used to gauge the effectiveness and performance of an internal group or a supplier

Personnel management

  • Manage a globally located team in the planning, delivery and sustainment of digital procurement roadmap initiatives.
  • Manage workload among the analysts to ensure timely response to business stakeholders and deliver against P+ performance metrics.
  • Responsible for hiring, goal setting, performance evaluation and career growth plans for direct reports
  • Regularly assess skills requirement to effectively manage portfolio initiatives and manage appropriate training and development plan to address skills gaps, if any.
  • Desired language skills - basic spoken and written Spanish
  • Any other responsibilities as assigned by Senior Director - Digital Procurement Operations
  • Travel 25%

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in business or related field is a must (MBA preferred)
  • Strong action/results orientation with the ability to work with minimal oversight, self-motivated and proactive in achieving individual/team objectives
  • Strong alignment skills with the ability to communicate vision and gain alignment with senior management both internally and externally
  • Comfortable dealing with ambiguity, creates flexible strategies and adapts quickly to changing business environment.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and an ability to articulate views convincingly and influence internal clients and external suppliers
  • Expert skill in designing strategies to centrally manage indirect procurement spend categories via on-boarding supplier on Ariba or equivalent platforms and execution through catalogs management
  • Must have "hands-on" experience working with procurement systems and reporting technologies. Specific experience in the following application is necessary - SAP, SAP BW, Business Objects, Ariba, MDG and other procurement systems
  • Specifically, must meet the following requirements:
    • 10+ years of relevant experience in a large, fast-paced, complex multi-location manufacturing organization
    • 10+ years of people managerial experience working in Procurement or Supply Chain Management functions
    • 10+ years of budgeting, planning and complex program management experience, PMP certification is highly desired
    • 10+ years' experience in leading development of procurement technology solutions and implementing advanced sourcing methodologies
    • 10+ years if relevant business functional experience of implementing procurement transformation
    • 10+ years functional expertise in SAP modules - Materials Management, Production Planning, Plant Maintenance and related concepts -info records, source lists, material & vendor master data, MRP.


Amcor Leadership Framework Competencies

Core Competencies:

  • Interpersonal savvy
  • Teaming for customer success
  • Drive for results
  • Analytical and problem solving
  • Attention to details
  • Effective communications

3-5 Applicable ALF Competencies:

  • Building Effective Teams
  • Managing & Measuring Work
  • Influencing Others
  • Developing Direct Reports
  • Organizing


  • Reports directly to the Senior Director of Digital Procurement Operations
  • Manages relationships with the following internal customers/other colleagues
    • Procurement Category Directors/Managers
    • Operations Directors/Managers
    • Finance Directors/Managers
    • Controllers
    • Regional buyer(s)/Procurement Operations Manager
  • Engages with the following external stakeholder
    • Suppliers
    • Supplier enablement teams at Ariba
    • Procurement systems vendor customer support teams/consultants

ADA Requirements:

Physical Requirements

Normal Vision

Distant Vision

Near Vision

Hearing/ Listening



Hand/Finger Dexterity








Lifting (amount 50+ pounds)

Carrying (amount 50+ pounds)

Driving- Forklift

Lifting (amount < 50 pounds)

Carrying (amount < 50 pounds)

Driving - Automobile/truck/van

Work Environment: Office Environment

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties, responsibilities, skills and/or abilities.




We expect our people to be guided by The Amcor Way and demonstrate our Values every day to enable the business to win. We are winning when:

  • Our people are engaged and developing as part of a high-performing Amcor team
  • Our customers grow and prosper from Amcor's quality, service, and innovation
  • Our investors benefit from Amcor's consistent growth and superior returns
  • The environment is better off because of Amcor's leadership and products

Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Amcor is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
10+ years
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