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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:


  • 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:


  • 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.

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