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BUYER at Georgia Pacific

Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Brewton, Alabama





Job Description:



Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out!

 

 

We are looking for a Buyer for our Containerboard Operations located in Brewton, Alabama, to work under the general supervision of the site Manager of Purchasing & Stores. The Buyer manages purchasing activities in a high volume, time-critical environment primarily buying Maintenance Repair and Operating (MRO) supplies, direct materials, chemicals, equipment spare parts and services from external vendors.

 


 

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Utilizes company’s purchasing system to process purchase orders from requisitions.




  • Ensures the contractual document accurately reflects the terms and conditions of purchase, including payment terms, freight terms, incoterms, and other key commercial terms.




  • Issues requests for quotations, analyzes and evaluates quotes, negotiates price and terms, and exercises independent judgment to select suppliers based on lowest total cost of ownership.




  • Knowledgeable of Company’s strategic supply agreements and utilizes these to maximize value.




  • Collaborates with internal requestors to understand requirements (e.g., specifications, scopes of work, performance and timing requirements.)




  • Demonstrates high level customer focus and sense of urgency.




  • Uses strong verbal and written communication skills to solve problems and provide status updates to customers and suppliers (e.g., commitment dates).




  • Analyzes root causes of accounts payable exceptions and takes steps to resolve and prevent.




  • Initiates changes to improve the effectiveness of the purchasing process.




  • Ensures adherence to all safety, environmental and purchasing policies, guidelines and procedures.




  • Manages own time to accomplish goals and prioritize a variety of tasks.




 
What You Will Need:

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:



  • Bachelor’s Degree or higher




  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word (document creation), Excel (spreadsheets), and Outlook (email and calendar), PowerPoint (presentations)



 


 

What Will Put You Ahead?


Preferred Qualifications:



  • Passport, SAP, Ariba system knowledge preferred




  • Experience in purchasing or similar field (e.g. store room, inside sales, accounting, supply chain analyst)




  • Knowledge of purchasing process and procedures and key commercial terms such as freight payables, incoterms and delivery terms




  • Experience in negotiating contracts at a local, regional or national level




  • Experience working in a manufacturing or maintenance environment



  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite tools including Access (database applications) and Excel Pivot Tables and data analysis


 
 

 


 

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.

We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran

Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf

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