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Title:  Buyer 1

Requisition ID:  12138-159

Atlanta, GA, US, 30328

Category:  Supply Chain, Logistics and Procurement
Travel:  No Travel Required


  1. Place purchase orders for machines and repair parts as directed within the limits of purchasing authority.
  2. Handle departmental inquiries for supplier and product information as well as order status.
  3. Manage day to day supplier performance to improve quality, delivery, and lowest total cost of ownership.
  4. Supervise delivery schedules and inform persons affected by any late deliveries.
  5. Manage supplier performance trends. Review with Purchasing Manager any questionable supplier performance needing improvement or replacement.
  6. Coordinate the return of nonconforming parts to suppliers.
  7. Create, process and evaluate request for quotes for assigned family of products.
  8. Manage supplier selection and negotiate purchases on behalf of the company to receive maximum value.
  9. Oversee contract price programs with assigned suppliers. Review with Purchasing Manager any proposed revisions to contracts.
  10. Search out, investigate and develop potential alternate suppliers.
  11. Take an active roll in the standardization of materials and parts. Proactively supply technology improvements for review.
  12. Develop and apply technical knowledge of assigned products to add value into our purchasing functions.
  13. Plan the disposition of excess purchase part inventories.
  14. Develop full comprehension of manufacturing system's purchasing procedures. Follow purchasing guidelines as established for this location.
  15. Work schedule as required to support customer requirements.
  16. Perform other diversified duties, as directed, with minimum supervision.
  17. Attend the monthly P2P meeting.
  18. Work with legal to approve agreements in the GPI approval system. 


  • Post-secondary degree in business or related area preferred, with a minimum of 3 years purchasing experience in OEM industry
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required to service all levels of customers and supplier representatives.
  • Computerized Integrated Manufacturing experience required; knowledge of procurement systems beneficial.
  • Knowledge of ERP production and inventory control system.
  • Ability to manage purchasing and production assignments with limited direction/supervision.
  • Personal computer experience required, including Excel and word processing.


Required Experience

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.

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, religion, age, gender or sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic identity, genetic information, disability, veteran/military 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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