Category Manager, Packaging


Shakopee, MN, US, 55379

Job Category:  Supply Chain Management
Brand:  Master Builders Solutions
Job Type:  Full Time
Work Location:  On-Site
Contract Type:  Permanent

The Construction Systems division offers advanced chemical solutions under the global umbrella brand Master Builders Solutions for the construction, maintenance, repair, and renovation of structures. Built on more than 100 years of experience in the construction industry, our comprehensive portfolio encompasses waterproofing systems, sealants, concrete repair & protection systems, performance grouts, performance flooring systems and wall systems.  Employees at Construction Systems strive to meet the needs of our customers and ensure strong relationships with their peers through our core values of safety, candid and respectful communication, work smart and be agile, foster trust and teamwork, grow our people, own our results and customers first. 


We constantly strive to solve tomorrow’s challenges through our talented people, sound science, innovation, and communication with our global partners. We provide new solutions to satisfy industry demand for specific structure strengths, while understanding the need for sustainability, and environmental consciousness.



Our many benefits offered by the company include:

  • Paid time off starting with 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Competitive health & benefits package
  • Robust 401(K) savings plan featuring generous matching and company contributions
  • Professional development through educational programs, skills enhancement, and career-building programs
  • Generous parental leave program
  • Opportunity for annual performance & bonus incentives


We are looking to hire a Category Manager, Packaging, to support work in the Shakopee, MN office.


This is just a high-level overview of the role we need you to fill for us


We are seeking a procurement professional like you to lead the supply sourcing strategies for a defined portfolio of materials. You will utilize your skills to provide reliable and cost-efficient sourcing of key materials through relationship management, negotiation, and dispute resolution.


These skills and experiences will make you a good fit for this role


  • Supporting the development of supply and manufacturing strategies for the Americas region, you will work closely with the Construction Systems business unit to develop and implement sourcing strategies for products related to this portfolio.
  • Candidate will possess experience managing and developing external suppliers for packaging materials, including pint and quart fiber cartridges, metal and plastic pails/lids, metal and plastic drums, hybrid bags, corrugated boxes, labels, etc.
  • Demonstrating your skills in contract negotiations, you will lead and manage the sourcing process for key strategic contracts and highly complex negotiations to ensure the most competitive supply advantage for Master Builders Solutions.
  • Leveraging your education in Business, Packaging Engineering, Marketing, or a related field combined with your professional experience in Procurement, Supply Chain, Engineering/Operations and/or Sales and Marketing, you will provide relationship management for key suppliers, which will include monitoring performance metrics, resolving claims and/or disputes, market intelligence, and other contributing factors affecting supply availability and pricing of products procured.
  • Lead creation and implementation of sourcing strategies for assigned categories of spend, manage the development of RFx materials, detailed analysis of proposals and vendor capabilities, negotiations, and supplier selection.
  • Lead the development and negotiation of contracts with new suppliers and/or renegotiate existing contracts to accomplish savings objectives.
  • Conduct category spend analyses and reporting, supplier stratification, supply market and category industry research.  Conduct market intelligence research by interacting with key suppliers, industry associations, and internal stakeholders.
  • Being team-oriented and capable of working in a multi-task environment will be a valued asset as you support the purchase order creation and processing as appropriate.
  • Successfully engaging across the organization, you will collaborate with all areas of Master Builders Solutions (Product Management, Operations, R&D, Master Data, Accounting, EHS, etc.).
  • Your exceptional interpersonal and communication skills will be essential as you work with a wide range of suppliers and multiple levels within the supplier’s organization to meet the needs of Master Builders Solutions.
  • Utilize your project management skills to successfully schedule and lead internal packaging projects.
  • Demonstrate a strategic business mindset, organizational savvy, professional business presence, and balance multiple stakeholder interests simultaneously.
  • Promote ethical procurement practices of contracted goods which includes compliance with corporate and departmental policies and procedures as well as federal, state, and local regulations.


What we can offer you as an employee of Master Builder Solutions


The total rewards that you receive as a Master Builder Solutions employee go way beyond a paycheck. From competitive health and insurance plans to robust retirement benefits that include company-matching contributions, to making sure you never stop learning, we believe investing in you is investing in our success. Working for a large, global organization, you’ll have a chance to grow professionally and personally, expand your network and build a rewarding and dynamic career.


Our work environment is very rewarding, in fact, second to none. Master Builders Solutions strongly supports employee involvement through collaborative thinking and teamwork, while ensuring the safest work environment for all. We reward our employees with a challenging work environment, continued enrichment through educational development, and lifelong learning.


  • We want to empower our teammates to make the best decision possible based on their personal experiences
  • We want our employees to take ownership of their roles and responsibilities
  • We want everyone to take positive action towards a rewarding goal
  • We want everyone to provide leadership to those around them regardless of their role within the company



Come BUILD YOUR CAREER with Master Builders Solutions!


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.


LOCATION: Shakopee, MN