International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global producer of renewable fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper products with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, Europe, North Africa, India and Russia. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable world-wide commerce; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness and papers that facilitate education and communication. We are headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and employ approximately 52,000 colleagues located in more than 24 countries. Net sales for 2017 were $22 billion. For more information about International Paper, our products and global citizenship efforts, please visit internationalpaper.com.
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This position manages all Purchasing and Storeroom functions and activities for the Mill. The Manager of Purchasing and Stores must manage sourcing and stores functions at the mill in conjunction with mill operational and maintenance requirements and Global Sourcing purchasing, policies, and procedures. The position will report to the Procurement Operations Manager with functional responsibility to the Mill Manager. The position is responsible for managing Purchasing and Storeroom employees (both direct and indirect reports). This position will also have responsibility for managing and training a Global Sourcing Associate (GSA) and Global Sourcing Intern when assigned to the mill. Position level will vary depending upon experience and education of the successful candidate.
***This role will sit in one of the following States: TX, LA, AL, GA, FL, SC, NC, VA, OH***
Responsible to provide safety leadership through modeling of safe behaviors and to ensure employee adherence to all mill safety requirements and expectations.
Execution of mill sourcing functions to meet the needs and requirements of mill operations and maintenance
Deliver value to the mill through effective procurement activities at the local level as well as ensuring implementation and adherence of Global Sourcing agreements.
Lead and execute Global Sourcing strategies for purchasing and storeroom processes at the mill level.
Ensure that Purchasing and Storeroom activities are in compliance with Corporate and Global Sourcing policies and procedures and any corporate audit agreements.
Partner with the Storeroom team and Maintenance to identify joint objectives and assist with initiatives to optimize inventory levels to reduce mill working capital while maintaining service and mill reliability as needed.
Track and report supplier performance and escalate supplier issues as appropriate.
Serve on regional cross-functional teams to improve procurement and supply management processes, inventories, and total cost of ownership.
Recommend new suppliers based on quality, service, and competitive pricing.
Facilitate risk management processes -- contractor insurance, safety documents and pre-qualifications are in place and meet IP and mill requirements.
Measure and track process improvements as outlined by Global Sourcing and mill KPI’s.
Develop, foster, and maintain team and mill relationships.
Management, training and development of Purchasing and Stores personnel including execution of the Roadmap process (Success Factors).
Support and exemplify the vision, principles, and behaviors of International Paper, Global Sourcing, Procurement Ops, and the Mill.
A Bachelor’s degree in Management, Supply Chain, Finance, or Engineering is required or equivalent purchasing related experience
Procurement and/or Stores experience with 10 years preferred
At least 5 years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing operation
Paper Mill experience is preferred
Microsoft Suite – Excel, Word, Power Point, Access, Outlook
SAP, Business Warehouse
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong analytical skills
Proven skills in bidding, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements
Significant expertise in procurement and commercial practices
Significant expertise in storeroom practices
Working knowledge and understanding of accounting and internal controls
Knowledge of maintenance/operations planning processes
*At this time, this position does not provide sponsorship.
About International Paper
International Paper is one of the world’s leading producers of fiber-based packaging, pulp and paper. We create packaging products that protect and promote goods, enable worldwide commerce and keep consumers safe; pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal hygiene products that promote health and wellness; and papers that facilitate education and communication.