Norwalk, CT Global Procurement Category Director, NA Glass and PET Develop, gain alignment and drive implementation of category management strategies for North America containers, with annual spend of $200+ million. Drive effective implementation of strategies, ensuring internal alignment from supplier selection, through qualification and contracting. Partner with cross-functional team to develop and execute sourcing projects, delivering year over year cost reduction and over $40 million in long term cost savings to invest in business growth. Establish positive and effective relationships with regional Procurement, Innovation, Technical and Quality teams to exchange key information and insights, manage risk, and develop solutions. Lead negotiation, development, alignment and execution of key supplier contracts with focus on security of supply, quality, payment terms, total cost of ownership and value creation. Manage supplier relationships, developing segmentation plans and working collaboratively with suppliers to drive continuous improvement and maximize potential value from relationship.