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Title:  Senior Procurement Specialist (Heavy Industrial)

Requisition ID:  14459-159
Location: 

Augusta, GA, US, 30906

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

Graphic Packaging International, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE: GPK), is committed to providing consumer packaging that makes a world of difference. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, we are a leading global provider of paper-based packaging solutions for a wide variety of products for food, beverage, foodservice and other consumer products companies. We are one of the largest producers of folding cartons and hold a leading market position in solid bleached sulfate, coated unbleached kraft and coated recycled paperboard. Graphic Packaging’s customers include some of the most widely- recognized companies in the world.

 

We achieve our vision by delivering value to our customers, building a high-performance culture for our employees and creating superior returns for our shareholders. We strive to be an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities where we operate. Inspired Packaging. A World of Difference.

 

Graphic Packaging has approximately 17,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and the Pacific Rim. We are committed to workplace diversity and offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry to reward the talented people who make our company successful. We invite you to review the following employment opportunity and to learn more about us

at www.graphicpkg.com.

 

 

 

MISSION / SUMMARY:

This position is key to secure goods services, machinery and parts for the facility in accordance with purchasing policy and delegated authority.  This authority would include negotiating $1m to $2m multi-year contracts for services, machinery and parts with domestic and international vendors.  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 all Operating Departments, Engineering, Stores and Maintenance areas
  • Evaluate and process material and contractor requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability
  • Ensure purchased goods and services are of acceptable quality and meet established specifications
  • 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
  • Competitively bid multi year contracts with domestic and international suppliers
  • Effectively manage vendor relationships to support and expand an effective supplier base
  • Evaluate and recommend new suppliers based on quality, service, and competitive pricing
  • Implementation of Corporate sourcing agreements and strategies
  • Track and report supplier performance
  • Pursue opportunities to leverage buying power of the paper mill and company
  • Ensure adherence to financial and purchasing policies and procedures

 

BACKGROUND / EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum of (5) years heavy manufacturing procurement experience (bidding, negotiations, administration of contracts and agreements)
  • Effective written & verbal communication skills are essential for success
  • Proficient use of Microsoft Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook required
  • SAP Business Software or similar ERP experience required
  • Demonstrated leadership skills

 

EDUCATION / KNOWLEDGE:

  • BA or BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Business Administration preferred

 

SCHEDULE DEMANDS:

  • General schedule is an 8-hour Monday through Friday
  • Willing to work additional hours as needed, including weekends and other off hours based on the demands of operations (the paper mill is a continuous process operating 24/7)
  • Occasional travel

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

  • Sitting or standing for extended periods up to 8-hours
  • Occasional Lifting up to 20 lbs
  • Reading computer screens or other electronic devices
  • Required to wear steel toe shoes, safety glasses and hearing protecting when in manufacturing areas (company provided)

KEY COMPETENCIES:

  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Well Organized
  • Managing Priorities that can change frequently
  • Customer Focus
  • Advanced Problem Solving Skills

 

We offer outstanding opportunities for our employees to advance their careers through on the job training and job progression.  We offer a wide array of benefits including, but not limited to, Paid Vacation & Holidays, optional Health, Dental, and Life Insurance, health spending accounts as well as 401-K with matching funds. Employees may voluntarily elect Pet Insurance, Home & Auto Insurance Programs, Purchasing Power, Tuition Reimbursement, Aflac, Lifelock Identity Protection, and Hyatt Legal Services. Tobacco Cessation and Employee Assistance/Referral Program, Uniform Service, Safety Shoe, and Safety Prescription-Eyewear benefits are also available.   

 

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, 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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