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Purchasing Manager

Eastover, SC 29044, USA Req #863
Monday, December 12, 2022
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Position Description:

This position manages all Purchasing and Storeroom functions and activities for the Eastover Mill and Sumter Sheeting Plant.  The position has direct responsibility for Purchasing and Stores inventory and controls.  The Manager of Purchasing and Stores must manage sourcing and storeroom functions at the mill in conjunction with mill operational and maintenance requirements and Global Sourcing purchasing, policies, and procedures. The position is responsible for managing approximately 16 Purchasing and Storeroom employees. The position reports to the Mill Controller. 


Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Responsible to provide safety leadership through modeling of safe behaviors and to ensure employee adherence to all mill safety requirements and expectations.
  • Execution of mill sourcing functions to meet the needs and requirements of mill operations and maintenance
  • Deliver value to the mill through effective procurement activities at the local level as well as ensuring implementation and adherence of Global Sourcing agreements.
  • Lead and execute Global Sourcing strategies for purchasing and storeroom processes at the mill level.
  • Ensure that Purchasing and Storeroom activities are in compliance with Corporate and Global Sourcing policies and procedures and any corporate audit agreements.
  • Work with the Storeroom team and Maintenance to set objectives and manage implementation of initiatives to optimize inventory levels to reduce mill working capital while maintaining service and mill reliability.
  • Track and report supplier performance and escalate supplier issues as appropriate.
  • Serve on regional cross-functional teams to improve procurement and supply management processes, inventories, and total cost of ownership.
  • Recommend new suppliers based on quality, service, and competitive pricing.
  • Facilitate risk management processes -- contractor insurance, safety documents and pre-qualifications are in place and meet IP and mill requirements.
  • Measure and track process improvements as outlined by the Eastover Mill and Global Sourcing.
  • Responsible to provide safety leadership through modeling of safe behaviors and to ensure employee adherence to all mill safety requirements and expectations.
  • Develop, foster, and maintain team and mill relationships.
  • Management of Purchasing and Stores personnel including execution of the Performance and Development Roadmap.
  • Support and exemplify the vision, principles, and behaviors of both Sylvamo N.A. and the Eastover Mill.

Working Conditions/Personal Demand
  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, head protection, etc.
  • Successful candidates should be open for future relocation potential

Position Qualifications Competencies required for the position

  • Action Oriented
  • Customer Focus
  • Drive for Results
  • Negotiating
  • Organizing
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Conflict Management
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Problem Solving
  • Managerial Courage
  • Dealing with ambiguity
  • Managing through systems

Skills and Knowledge required for the position:

  • Microsoft Suite – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook
  • SAP, Business Warehouse
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven skills in bidding, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements.
  • Significant expertise in procurement and commercial practices.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of accounting and internal controls.
  • Knowledge of maintenance/operations planning processes.

Education and Work Experience

  • A BS/BA degree in Management, Supply Chain, Finance, or Engineering is required or equivalent purchasing related experience.
  • Procurement and/or Stores experience with 5 – 10 years preferred.
  • Five years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing operation.
  • Paper Mill experience is preferred.
  • Storeroom Management experience and familiarity with inventory management control systems is preferred.
  • Relocation assistance will be provided with this position.
Sylvamo is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 

Other details

  • Job Family Sourcing
  • Job Function Procurement
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Eastover, SC 29044, USA