Shorr Packaging Corporation Sourcing Specialist - Corrugated in Ankeny, Iowa

Shorr Packaging Corporation is one of the largest independent packaging distribution firms in the nation. Our goal for over 90 years remains true to this day – to be a customer-focused, wholesale packaging company with the people, services and equipment to handle any request from boxes and materials to industrial packaging equipment repair. We identify opportunities to take cost out of packaging and put value in.

The Corrugated Sourcing Specialist has responsibility over corrugated sourcing and item development within the branch(s) served. To ensure that the needs of the customer and Shorr Packaging are met, the Corrugated Sourcing Specialist will work closely with Sales, Design, Procurement and Branch Management to ensure that we are focused on opportunities that fit within predetermined guidelines. These guidelines will include evaluation of vendor capabilities, vendor market competitiveness, sales margin, space requirements, and current work load of support staff and overall profitability of the opportunity.

  • Ownership for framing corrugated quoting opportunities

  • Manage item quotes within appropriate Shorr systems

  • Engage and inform appropriate Procurement person(s) of customer needs and vendor selection(s)

  • Manage a transitional role with new item set-up, first order placement and first order incoming inspection with Procurement

  • Manage the interactions between Sales, Procurement and Vendors to ensure focus on prospect / customer requirements

  • Remain current on local market equipment, capabilities and efficiencies.

  • Work with and assist the Sales Representatives in the preparation of corrugated proposals with regards to local corrugated market competitiveness

  • With respect to current corrugated business, the Corrugated Sourcing Specialist will assist with engineer cost out of the current offering including stock boxes

  • Corrugated supply base knowledge

  • The ability to understand target cost levels required

  • Strong written communication skills / Excel & Word

  • Experience and poise in front of customers

  • Ability to provide product education


No direct reports.


Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year College or university; or 4+ years direct corrugated manufacturing plant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Shorr Packaging has experienced significant growth and unparalleled customer service year after year. The company has provided business solutions through quality packaging systems, products, and technical service for more than 90 years. As an employee owned company since 1984, every member of the Shorr Packaging team is committed to the company's success. Today, Shorr has employee owners in eight branch locations across the U.S. and represent premier manufacturers like 3M, Sealed Air, and Lantech.

The solution to our success is our people, both our customers and our employee owners.

Shorr Packaging Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer that provides employee owners with excellent compensation, 401K, employee stock (ESOP), medical, dental, life, and more.

ID: 2018-1410

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Street: 2401 S.E. Creekview Drive