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Facility Sourcing Professional

Riegelwood, NC.

Job Title: Facility Sourcing Professional

Position Title
Facility Sourcing Professional
Category/Shift: Salaried/Full Time
Physical Location:
Riegelwood Mill
865 John Riegel Road
Riegelwood, NC 28456
The Job You Will Perform:
Perform procurement functions 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
  • Review Material Replenishment Planning/Reservations Purchase Requisitions and reorder daily
  • Renumber of temporary material numbers
  • 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
The Skills You Will Bring:
Knowledge And Experience:
  • Minimum 2 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
  • Key Competencies Required:
  • Negotiating
  • Customer Focus
  • Priority Setting
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Organizing
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Functional/Technical Skills
For immediate consideration, we encourage you to apply by clicking the link below:
The Benefits You Will Enjoy:
  • Paid time off including Vacation and Holidays
  • Retirement, pension, and 401k Matching Program
  • Medical & Dental
  • Education & Development (including Tuition Reimbursement)
  • Life & Disability Insurance
  • Relocation Paid
The Impact You Will Make:
We continue to build a better future for people, the plant, and our company! IP has been a good steward of sustainable practices across communities around the world for more than 120 years. Join our team and you’ll see why our team members say they’re Proud to be IP.
The Culture You Will Experience:
International Paper promotes employee well-being by providing safe, caring and inclusive workplaces. You will learn Safety Leadership Principles and have the opportunity to opt into Employee Networking Circles such as IPVets, IPride, Women in IP, and the African American ENC. We invite you to bring your uniqueness, creativity, talents, experiences, and safety mindset to be a part of our increasingly diverse culture.
The Company You Will Join:
International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting
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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