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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The Regional Buyer in Global Sourcing Procurement Operations will function to execute sourcing processes on a regional basis to capture value in under-leveraged spend categories. The position will have a high focus on manufacturing services and capital projects, but may also be involved in sourcing categories for MRO and Raw Materials. The position will work to identify sourcing opportunities working in conjunction with the Regional Procurement Manager (RPM) and the purchasing organizations at the primary mills. In addition, the position will also support position transitions, safety and other projects across the IP mill system. The successful candidate may be located at the corporate office in Memphis, TN, and will work sourcing projects across all regions. The position will report to the RPM.
***This role will sit in one of the following States: TX, LA, AL***
Executing all phases of sourcing for regional contracts including development of bid packages, negotiations, and implementation planning
Assist RPM in identifying opportunities for regional contracts
Deliver value by identification and implementation of regional contract opportunities to realize significant savings on an annual basis
Engagement in mill capital projects which are less than $500K or greater than $500K as delegated
Compliance with all purchasing policies and procedures
Ensuring new suppliers meet contractor qualification requirements and are set up in the system
Support Procure to Pay, Unifier and Truck Driver Safety initiatives
Resource to help supplement mill storeroom resources as appropriate or required
Position may lead or support regional or local sourcing events outside of home geographical base
Must be able to wear any and all required personal protective equipment as required by mill and work environments
Position will require travel estimated at 50%
Industrial experience required, Integrated Pulp & Paper Mill experience preferred
BA or BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance, Business Administration, Engineering or related equivalent work experience
3 – 5-years facility buying and negotiation experience, including service agreements
Microsoft Suite – especially Excel, Word and Power Point skills
SAP R3 including Materials Management and Business Warehouse
Primary manufacturing facilities knowledge
Knowledge of manufacturing equipment, products and services
Knowledge of contracts, commercial terms, business law
Global Sourcing Policy and Procedures
Strong analytical skills including spend and supply market analysis
Must be able to work multiple projects simultaneously
*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.