O-I Procurement Specialist - Packaging in Perrysburg, Ohio

Procurement Specialist - Packaging

  • Job ID #:5254

  • Functional Area:Supply Chain

  • Position Type:Full-Time Regular

  • Relocation Provided:Yes

  • Location:NA Regional HQ - Perrysburg, OH

  • Department:Supply Chain

  • Education Required:Bachelors Degree

  • Experience Required:1 - 3 Years

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Position Description:

About O-I:

Owens-Illinois, Inc. (NYSE: OI) is the world's largest glass container manufacturer and preferred partner for many of the world's leading food and beverage brands. The Company had revenues of $6.9 billion in 2017 and employs more than 26,500 people at 78 plants in 23 countries. With global headquarters in Perrysburg, Ohio, O-I delivers safe, sustainable, pure, iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace.

We are currently seeking a Procurement Specialist - Packaging to join our team at our World Headquarters in Perrysburg, OH.

To learn more about our Procurement team take a look at this exciting video:


This position is accountable for the procurement of Packaging materials and services (including sourcing, contract management, cost savings, etc.) to ensure best practice and best total cost of ownership for North America.


(All other duties as assigned)

  • Develop and execution of strategic sourcing activities for Packaging, leveraging industry best practices, commodity experience, sourcing methodology and global partnerships whenever possible, under the supervision of the Procurement Manager.

  • Develop RFI / RFP / RFQ activities for new and existing requirements.

  • Negotiating contracts to meet business requirements and ensuring compliance with legal standards.

  • Managing supplier performance in order to meet all quality and delivery requirements.

  • Implement sourcing projects across multiple plants for standardization.

  • Develop and track KPI’s /metrics including EBIT cost savings, working capital and inflation.

  • Proactively resolve issues (ie, material shortages, quality issue, pricing discrepancies etc.) with vendors and internal customers utilizing organizational savvy and problem-solving skills.

  • Proactively aligns stakeholders for successful project implementation

  • Build strong relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders.

  • Assists and/or leads special projects as required/assigned.


This position will support the Packaging Procurement Manager responsible for packaging materials and services totaling $150M for 18 plants in the United States and 2 plants in Canada.

Position Requirements:


  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related area. (Procurement/Supply Chain preferred)

  • Minimum 1-3 years procurement experience (exposure to negotiations, contract management, and strategic sourcing process).

  • Proficient analytical and computer skills (excel and powerpoint).

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.

  • Experience in a manufacturing environment preferred.

  • SAP experience preferred.


This position reports to Procurement Manager.


Travel required: 25% (US and Canada).

Must be able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodations.

Must be authorized to work in the country in which you are applying for a position. O-I will not fund or manage the process of obtaining any required work authorization.


  • Opportunity for future growth and advancement

  • Generous, Award-winning 401(k) plan w/ employer contribution & match

  • Half Day Fridays (during U.S. daylight savings time from April 6 until Nov. 2)

  • Comprehensive benefits package

  • Relaxed and contemporary dress code

  • Education Assistance program

  • Adoption Assistance program

  • and much more…

About O-I

For more than a century, Owens-Illinois has delivered iconic, brand-building glass packaging to a growing global marketplace. The company was founded in Ohio by Michael J. Owens when he revolutionized the glassmaking industry with the invention of the automatic bottle-making machine in 1903.

Since then, O-I has expanded to nearly every corner of the globe, with 79 plants in 23 countries spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific. We are proud to employ 27,000 talented people around the world who display the same ingenuity and passion of our founder. As one of the few companies to be included on the Fortune 500 list every year since it began in 1955, we continue to build on that solid foundation and had revenues of $6.7 billion in 2016.

As a preferred packaging partner for our customers, we provide unmatched expertise in glass container design, engineering, manufacturing, quality, and service, using industry-leading technology and best practices. Our employees thrive on using their expertise to help our customers connect with and appeal to consumers. Packaging is the first interaction consumers have with a product, and O-I glass conveys an image of superior quality and protects and preserves the taste of food and beverages. Glass is also the world’s most natural and sustainable package, make from three abundant natural ingredients and 100%, endlessly recyclable.

Working at O-I

At O-I, we know that our people differentiate us from our competitors and make our success possible. So, we are committed to fostering an environment that attracts and embraces the brightest minds and creating a culture that welcomes diverse ideas and perspectives while encouraging growth and rewarding performance.

Ask any of our 27,000 employees what unites us, and they'll tell you it's our passion for creating iconic, sustainable, beautiful, brand-building glass packaging. Our employees bring craftsmanship, quality and commitment to the creation of every glass container.

Our culture represents a unique combination of Midwest roots and global perspectives. Our employees around the world represent a range of nationalities, languages, customs, and lifestyles. As we have grown, we have welcomed many cultures into our family yet remain one O-I, with values that transcend all geographies: safety, passion, teamwork, integrity, excellence, customer centricity, and diversity.

For decades we have provided rewarding, stable jobs to thousands of employees around the world. In addition to good wages, we provide employees with a suite of benefits – including health care, retirement, and other country-specific amenities. We also sponsor a comprehensive health and wellness program for our employees, and our training and development programs, along with our scale and footprint, provide significant opportunities for growth.

O-I is proud to support the communities in which our people live and work. Our employees around the world give to their communities through volunteerism and community service, and the company supports a variety of organizations and initiatives that advance education, protect the environment and promote arts and culture.

O-I is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact O-I at corp.comm@o-i.com and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.