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Facility Buyer

Augusta, GA - Georgia · Manufacturing
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.
Posting Dates:  03/07/2017 - 03/21/2017
FLSA:  Exempt
Relocation Paid:  Yes
Candidate Identified:  No
Perform procurement function at the Augusta, GA 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 Augusta, GA 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 Augusta, GA 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:
Customer Focus
Priority Setting
Integrity & Trust
Action Oriented
Drive for Results
Interpersonal Savvy
Functional/Technical Skills
Learning on the fly
Knowledge and Experience:
  • Successfully complete Global Sourcing Associates Program in one of our primary mills or a minimum of (3) 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
EducationBA 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.
Augusta GA 30906 

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