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Title:  Secondary Fiber Buyer

Requisition ID:  15122-159

Middletown, OH, US, 45042

Category:  Manufacturing Management
Travel:  No Travel Required


Sources and buys secondary at the lowest possible cost based upon quality, availability, and market conditions. Makes sure the mill does not run out of fiber while reacting to external competition, fluctuating generation, and changing mill production.


JOB FUNCTIONS: Job functions include, but are not limited to the following.


  • Maintain proper inventory levels to insure smooth operations in any market/mill run-ability.
  • Be able to set pricing on a monthly basis to remain competitive in the market place.
  • Seek out and inform management of any low cost opportunity grades to reduce cost.
  • Maintain pricing/accuracy in Furnish Tracking system for best upper management cost decisions on grade mix and getting suppliers paid correctly. Includes resolving any discrepancies with suppliers.
  • Monitor and improve incoming quality to be able to generate the best quality board and the lowest possible cost.
  • Maintain good supplier relationships to try to get the right quality, at the right price, the right time.
  • Other duties as assigned.


The above job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.



  • 3-5 years of extensive of knowledge of secondary fiber grades.
  • Working knowledge of trucking transportation modes/cost.
  • Working knowledge of railroad transportation modes/cost.
  • Solid/working knowledge of cost analysis, inventory control, quality control.
  • Solid/working knowledge of market analysis, forecasting, and pricing of grades.
  • Computer skills such as MS Word, Excel, Furnish Tracking, and TMS a must
  • Must have an understanding of ERP systems (SAP preferred)




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



  • Continuous Improvement mindset, initiative and drive for results
  • Ability to positively contribute and deliver results in a team orientated work environment
  • Ability to plan, organize and communicate in order to achieve goals
  • Good oral and written communication skills. Job requires composing written communications such as letters, procedures, and reports/proposals
  • Ability to define problems, collect data to establish facts, and implement sustainable solutions
  • Work involves confidential and sensitive information. Discretion is essential
  • Strong analytical and organization skills, detail orientation and interpersonal skills.




  • 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 of time 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
  • Customer Focus
  • Decision Quality
  • Learning on the Fly
  • Negotiating
  • Organization Agility
  • Peer Relationships
  • Priority Setting

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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