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Area Senior Buyer

Phoenix, AZ 85003
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Who is Georgia-Pacific?Watch to find out!

We are seeking an Area Senior Buyer for our Strategic Sourcing & Procurement organization within Georgia-Pacific. As a part of our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement organization, the Area Senior Buyer reports to the Procurement Director in the corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia with a dotted line to the Operations leadership at their sites. He or she will lead local procurement and support storeroom operations. The individual must be self-directed, work with a high sense of urgency and possess the ability to solve problems and collaborate with other disciplines to meet the needs of the Operation. They will also be asked to participate and lead sourcing teams, special projects, and contract negotiations.

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:


  • Support the strategic vision for purchasing and storerooms for related facilitates

  • Liaise with business and operational personnel at your sites; understand and support their priorities; connecting them to relevant corporate resources

  • Work with internal customers to identify and address unmet needs that align with procurement and business unit goals to deliver long term value

  • Ensure that your sites are receiving the appropriate level of support from Corporate capabilities

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams at the facility and headquarters to implement business initiatives

  • Identify opportunities to transform procurement job functions through utilization of tools and technologies to become best in class (support similar efforts in the storeroom)

  • Implement processes to improve purchasing efficiencies and automation

  • Ensure internal financial controls at the facility are met by partnering with Operations and accounting functions at your sites

  • Execute and support the procure-to-pay process for MRO, equipment, services, raw materials, and supplies from external suppliers

  • Support the execution of storeroom functions (receiving, put away, delivery, cycle counting)

  • Optimize working capital and on-hand inventory levels

  • Manage appropriate use of national, regional, and local contract agreements

  • Identify and analyze opportunities to competitively bid non-strategic spend to achieve the lowest total cost of ownership

  • Ensure compliance with all safety, purchasing, fiduciary, stores and environmental policies and procedures

What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's Degree and 2+ years experience in procurement, purchasing or manufacturing operations, or high school diploma and 5+ years experience in procurement, purchasing or manufacturing operations

      • Experience in analyzing processes and developing and implementing solutions

      • Microsoft Excel skills to include pivot tables and data visualization tools

      • Experience working with suppliers

      • Willing and able to travel (should range between 20% and 50%)

What Will Put You Ahead?

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Bachelor's Degree or higher in engineering, supply chain management, logistics or business administration

      • Masters Degree in related business field

      • Previous project management experience (outage/capital experience)

      • 3+ years of experience in the manufacturing industry

      • 2+ years supervisory experience

      • 2+ years inventory or storeroom management experience

      • 1+ years experience in data mining and data analytics work, or the equivalent combination of education and experience

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.

This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information: www.kochcareers.com/doc/Everify.pdf


Posted: 2020-05-10 Expires: 2020-06-08

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