Posted in Admin - Clerical 30+ days ago.
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Location: Brewton, Alabama
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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.
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?
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
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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