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Title:  Buyer I (Mill)

Requisition ID:  18446-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

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

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, and Maintenance areas
  • Promptly handle requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of services and materials
  • With guidance and support, prepare and publish bid specifications, evaluate responses, and negotiate purchases and contracts for mill needs
  • Support stores, mill operations and maintenance through supervision of stores inventory services
  • Review MRP/Reservations Purchase Requisitions
  • Investigate and process inventory deletions and obsolescence requests when identified
  • Focus on stores stock corrections within SAP (descriptions, stocking levels, criticality)
  • Review min/max stocking levels
  • Coordinate return/cancellations purchase orders for MRP
  • Resolve unidentifiable material on MRP run
  • Manage supplier relationships
  • Execute buying strategies and analyze market/industry conditions
  • Assist with development of supply recommendations
  • Assist maintenance as needed with the following tasks:
    • Stores emergency material investigations
    • Troubleshooting issues with stores material
      • Assist with material rebuild management
      • Maintain vendor history to ensure the correct vendor is kept for supply needs and quality
      • Quality Control for stores material
  • Back up for Stores Supervisor
  • Participate in the Weekend Duty Rotation for Purchasing Department


  • General schedule is an 8-hour M-F assignment, however, employee must be willing to work alternate schedules occasionally; that may include early mornings, nights, and/or weekends and be punctual while doing so.
  • Occasional overnight travel to include flying, driving, riding or by rail.



  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours.
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs.
  • Reading computer screen or other electronic devices.
  • Use of various office hand and electrical tools or equipment.



  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Organizing
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Priority Setting
  • Customer Focus
  • Problem Solving

Required Skills

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

Required Experience


  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in Material Management or Stores related field
  • Industrial/manufacturing experience required
  • Pulp & Paper Mill experience preferred.



  • Four year degree preferred or
  • Compensatory closely related work experience required in lieu of degree.


At Graphic Packaging International, we produce the paper cup that held your coffee this morning, the basket that transported those bottles of craft beer you enjoyed last weekend, and the microwave tray that heated your gourmet meal last night. 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 products. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are collaborative, diverse, innovative individuals who create inspired packaging while giving back to our communities. With over 25,000 employees working in more than 130 locations worldwide, we strive to be environmentally responsible 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

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 Poster, EEO is the Law.

Nearest Major Market: Augusta

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