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Title:  Buyer I - Mill

Requisition ID:  12128-159
Location: 

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Accounting and Finance
Travel:  No Travel Required

 

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.

 

Buyer I (Mill)

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

This position is key to secure goods and/or services for the facility in accordance with purchasing policy and delegated authority.  The successful candidate will understand and align business operations and Purchasing as he/she executes their role to exceed customer expectations and align with GPI business, cultural, financial and operational objectives.

 

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 cost effective and timely availability of services and materials, including storeroom replenishment requisitions
  • With guidance and support, prepare and publish bid specifications, evaluate responses, and negotiate purchases and contracts
  • Review min/max stocking levels, criticality codes of parts and provide recommend changes
  • Coordinate return/cancellations purchase orders for MRP
  • Maintain SAP info Records, source lists, and data integrity
  • Support purchasing manager with managing supplier relationships, including monitoring of payments
  • Execute buying strategies and analyze market/industry conditions as required
  • Assist with development of supply recommendations
  • Support Vendor Management, including vendor registration, insurance coverage, and safety program compliance.
  • Ensure the correct vendor is designated for supply needs and quality
  • Provide support for storeroom operations as needed
  • Support mill operations and maintenance on scheduled weekends
  • Other departmental requirements/functions and duties as assigned

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of three (3) years experience in Purchasing, Material Management or Stores related field
  • Industrial/manufacturing experience required
  • SAP Business Software Knowledge preferred

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • Four year college degree in business, preferred

 

SKILLS: 

  • Demonstrated written and verbal communications skills
  • Proficient computer skills, including the use of Microsoft Office Software, Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Leadership skills and ability to function in a fast paced environment
  • Independent initiative to achieve department and organization goals

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • 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

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • 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

 

KEY COMPETENCIES:

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

 

GRAPHIC PACKAGING INTERNATIONAL, LLC 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, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran 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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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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