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Buyer II (Mill)

Company: Graphic Packaging
Location: Augusta
Posted on: April 16, 2019

Job Description:

At Graphic Packaging International (NYSE: GPK), we produce the box you may have poured your child's cereal from this morning, the microwaveable tray that heated your lunch, the paper cup that held your coffee throughout the day, and the carrier of those bottles of craft beer you may enjoy tonight! We're one of the largest manufacturers of paperboard and paper-based packaging for some of the world's most recognized brands of food, beverage, foodservice, household, personal care and pet care products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a team of collaborative, innovative, passionate individuals who are committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference.

With almost 18,000 employees working in more than 70 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim, we strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefits programs that are among the industry's best to reward the talented people who make our company successful.

If this sounds like something you would like to be a part of, we'd love to hear from you. Learn more about us at www.graphicpkg.com.

Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

Buyer II (Mill)

MISSION / SUMMARY:

This position is key to secure goods and/or services for the facility in accordance with purchasing policy and delegated authority. The successful candidate will understand and align business operations and Purchasing as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.

* Provide prompt and professional purchasing services to internal customers by communicating effectively with the Operating, Engineering, Stores 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 and document bid responses/results, 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 sourcing agreements and strategies for purchasing and materials management processes at the unit level

* Obtain maximum value for GPI regarding cost, quality, delivery and service levels

* Overall assurance of customer satisfaction, value generation, and service delivery for the Augusta, GA mill

* 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

* Convert purchase requisitions into purchase orders. Volume of requisitions will fluctuate depending on the mill's seasonal activity.

* Ensure adherence to Corporate financial and purchasing policies and procedures

* Support mill safety initiatives

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

* Minimum of (5) 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, which includes efficient keyboarding skills

* Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook

* SAP Business Software Knowledge Preferred

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

* BA or BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Business Administration preferred

* Compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.

SKILLS: Skills include but not limited to the following.

* Effective written and verbal communications skills

* Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software, Excel, Word and Outlook

* SAP Business Software Knowledge preferred

KEY COMPETENCIES:

* Integrity & Trust

* Action Oriented

* Organizing

* Interpersonal Savvy

* Priority Setting

* Customer Focus

* Problem Solving

We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression. We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.

Graphic Packaging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All candidates will be evaluated on the basis of their qualifications for the job in question. We do not base our employment decision on an employee\'s or applicant\'s race, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law. Click here to view the EEO is the Law Poster.

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