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Facility Buyer

at International Paper.

Posted: 9/30/2019
Job Reference #: 7786874

Job Description

What if you were given the opportunity and responsibility to make a difference? It is time to embrace your Infinite Possibilities. This is your opportunity to be part of International Paper, a Fortune 500 company and global leader in paper and packaging products. IP is known for our commitment to the environment and to cutting-edge technology. We have spent more than 100 years creating new ideas, and we are looking for people who can collaborate to help us build on our history, while creating future success. We are committed to attracting, preparing, promoting and supporting our teams. At International Paper, you control your destiny. We offer benefits, challenges, global opportunities and total rewards. When we say Infinite Possibilities, we mean it.
Relocation Paid: Yes
Candidate Identified: No
Facility Buyer (PL = 8)
Perform procurement function at the Georgetown, South Carolina mill to secure goods and/or services for the facility in accordance with IP Global Sourcing and Financial policy and delegated authority so as to maximize total value received and produce results that contribute to the facility meeting their business objectives. The position reports to the Manager of Purchasing and Stores and will be located at the Georgetown mill. Position level will vary depending upon experience and education of the successful candidate.
Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide prompt and professional purchasing services to internal customers by communicating effectively with the Operating, Engineering, and Maintenance areas
  • Support a shared responsibility for capital projects through the procurement process and contract execution and implementation phases
  • Mentors and assists team members with less experience in the performance of their responsibilities
  • Promptly handle requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of materials and services
  • Ensure purchased goods and services are of acceptable quality and meet established specifications and requirements
  • Prepare and publish specifications for bids, evaluate bid responses, verify history of supplier service and ability to meet contract specifications, and negotiate contracts
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to maximize value add opportunities and promote Purchasing value proposition.
  • Develop an effective supplier base by cultivating supplier relationships through reviews of operations and mutually beneficial programs
  • Recommend new suppliers based on quality, service, and competitive pricing
  • Implementation of Global Sourcing Agreements and strategies for purchasing and materials management processes at the unit level
  • Obtain maximum value for IP regarding cost, quality, delivery and service levels
  • Overall assurance of customer satisfaction, value generation, and service delivery for the Georgetown mill
  • Support Corporate and Regional MRO agreements consistent with Global Sourcing direction
  • Track and report supplier performance and escalate supplier issues as appropriate
  • Pursue opportunities to consolidate purchases and competitively source materials under local, regional, and national contracts
  • Ensure adherence to IP Corporate financial and purchasing policies and procedures
  • Support mill safety initiatives
Working Conditions/Personal Demands
  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, and fall protection in elevated positions.
  • May be required to work extended hours and be available for weekend call.
Key Competencies Required:
Negotiating
Customer Focus
Priority Setting
Integrity & Trust
Action Oriented
Drive for Results
Organizing
Interpersonal Savvy
Functional/Technical Skills
Communication
Learning on the fly
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Minimum of 5 years purchasing experience including bidding, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements.
  • Pulp and Paper Mill experience preferred. Industrial/manufacturing experience required.
  • Effective Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Proficient in Computer Use
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point, Access and Outlook
  • SAP Business Software Knowledge Preferred
Education: BA or BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Business Administration or related field strongly desired
Position reports to: Manager of Purchasing & Stores
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
Georgetown SC 29440