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Facility Sourcing Professional

Vanceboro, North Carolina

Job Title: Facility Sourcing Professional

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FLSA: Exempt

Relocation Paid: Yes


Perform procurement function at the International Paper’s New Bern, NC mill to secure goods and/or services for the facility in accordance with purchasing policy and delegated authority so as to maximize total value received and produce results that contribute to the meeting of the facility’s business objectives.  The position reports to the Manager of Purchasing & Stores and will be located at the facility.   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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Actively support and participate in mill safety programs and initiatives
  • Assist mill team members as necessary to improve reliability and maintain quality
  • Focus on material description corrections
  • Coordinate return/cancellation purchase orders
  • Resolve unidentifiable material on requisitions and communicate with vendor and stakeholders to resolve
  • Negotiate and coordinate the logistics of the repairs of materials in a timely manner

Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, steel-toed  shoes or boots, and fall protection in elevated positions. 
  • Will be required to work extended hours at times.
  • Will be assigned weekend duty on a rotational basis.

Key Competencies Required:

  • Negotiating
  • Customer Focus
  • Priority Setting
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Organizing
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Functional/Technical Skills

 Knowledge And Experience:

  • Minimum 3 years purchasing/storeroom experience including bidding, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements is preferred
  • 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 preferred

Position reports to:  Manager of Purchasing & Stores

International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.  

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