Title:  Buyer II (Mill)

Requisition ID:  20914-159

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

Category:  Customer Service and Sales Support
Travel:  No Travel Required

This Posting is for a BUYER II for AUGUSTA GA Papermill

The successful candidate will perform procurement functions at the AUGUSTA GA Location for the purpose of securing goods and/or services for the facility.  Buyer responsibilities to be governed by Financial Policy, Sourcing Policy, delegated authority, and mill rules, so as to maximize total value received and produce results that contribute to meeting the facility’s business objectives.  The position reports to the Senior  Purchasing/Stores Manager and will be located at the Augusta, GA Mill. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide prompt and professional purchasing services to internal customers by communicating effectively with the Operating, Engineering, Stores and Maintenance areas
  • Promptly handle requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of materials and services
  • Prepare and publish specifications for bids, evaluate and document bid responses/results, verify history of supplier service and ability to meet contract specifications and negotiate contracts
  • Develop an effective supplier base by cultivating supplier relationships through reviews of operations and mutually beneficial programs
  • Obtain maximum value for regarding cost, quality, delivery and service levels
  • Overall assurance of customer satisfaction, value generation, and service delivery for the Augusta, GA mill
  • Track and report supplier performance and escalate supplier issues as appropriate


Working Conditions/Personal Demands

  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, and fall protection in elevated positions
  • May be required to work extended hours
  • Must be available for afterhours/weekend call, will be based on rotating schedule.


Required Skills

Key Competencies Required:

  • Negotiating
  • Customer Focus
  • Priority Setting
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Organizing
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Perseverance
  • Functional/Technical Skills


Required Experience

Knowledge, Skills And Experience:

  • Minimum of (5) years purchasing experience including bidding, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements.
  • Pulp and Paper Mill experience preferred. Industrial/manufacturing experience required.
  • Leadership skills and ability to function in a fast paced environment
  • Independent initiative to achieve department and organization goals
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in computer use, which includes efficient keyboarding skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook
  • SAP Business Software Knowledge Preferred

Education:  BA or BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Business Administration or related field or equivalent work experience

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 www.graphicpkg.com.

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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.

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