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(Archived) Packaging Specialist

Last Updated: 5/25/23

Job Description

Job description:

This position is for an international manufacturer of high end bottles sold primarily to the alcoholic beverages manufacturers. It is part of the Warehouse & Packaging Department.

Job Description:

The Packaging Specialist is responsible for ensuring that all packaging purchased products and materials meet the companys specifications. They will work with our leaders to understand the needs of the organization and ensure supply goals are achieved in a timely manner.

Duties and responsibilities include:


Work closely with the Sales and Customer Service teams to provide accurate and competitive quotes on packaging development requests (boxes and partitions) in a timely manner.

Quote process can be for new development or repetitive orders;

Consult several Suppliers and follow up closely with them;

Obtain competitive offers and provide formal quotes to Sales and Customer Service


Purchase Orders:

Controls the accuracy and conformity of the Sales Orders (control of order approval status, prepayment status (if applicable), quantity, delivery dates, references, pricing,...

Prepares and issues purchase orders and agreements in collaboration with the Account


Works with Supplier to ensure production timelines are correct and be delivered on time;

Performs goods receipt and goods issue as needed

New Product Development:

Responsible for coordinating new product development activities to ensure realistic timelines while keeping Sales, Customer Service, and Logistics team updated:

Strong force in reviewing customer specifications and proposing solutions as needed

Approval of sizing samples Controls the accuracy and conformity of the Sales Orders

(Control of order approval status, prepayment status (if applicable)

Approval of artwork and color approval (Printcard and Drawdown)

Fast Movers:

Maintain the Fast Movers list for our warehouses by evaluating frequency and quantity of items to determine addition or removal;

Helps with the sale and promotion of the Fast Movers by carefully and accurately replenishing the inventory levels of each item per warehouse based on sales and forecasts;

Effectively communicates about customer demands with Sales and Customer Service teams;

Authorized to replenish inventory without a confirmed sales order through precise sales history analysis.

Inventory Management:

Will participate in analysis of Inventory Management information and accuracy within SAP

In collaboration with the Inventory Management team, will analyze and make

recommendations on slow movers report per warehouse from SAP;

Will participate in the aging inventory analysis using production cycle counts and make


Will occasionally request Quality audits

Material Master:

Create and maintain Material Master data as needed;

Create and maintain BOM (Bill of Material) as needed;

Maintain packaging spec repository as needed

Palletization drawing

Create and maintain palletization drawings of cased items


Responsible for sharing and enforcing Quality Specification instructions to Supplier and Inventory Management team:

Controls performed at reception of goods

Controls performed during repacking

In case of quality issue will work with Supplier and Inventory Management team to resolve as needed:

Create claim and track KPI in database

Work with Supplier to get preventive and corrective action plan

Track cost and seek reimbursements in timely manner


2-3 years of experience as a Procurement Specialist or similar role;

Proven work experience with corrugated material packaging

BA in Business Administration, supply chain management or similar field preferred

Previoussoftware knowledge a plus: SAP, ERP, Google Suite

Why is This a Great Opportunity:

Growing international company. Great team.

Company Details

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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