Buyer II (Mill)
Graphic Packaging - West Monroe, LA

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Position Scope : Analyze the elements of value, selection of items satisfactory to users, negotiation of terms and conditions and the determination of source of supply that is in Division/Companies best interest.

Purchase equipment, supplies and services for Division‘s use in such a manner that the maximum value will be obtained for the money expended. Purchases will be made from qualified/approved manufacturers/suppliers whose reputations, financial positions and price structures are sufficiently adequate for consideration as logical sources of supply.

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

Purchase all materials, supplies and services (MRO, capital, storeroom, service) required by the various departments in the most economical and efficient manner consistent with corporate guidelines.

Consolidate purchases of like or common items to obtain maximum economic benefits

Evaluate markets to analyze pricing/deliveries for materials and equipment to define how to obtain savings through improved specifications and supervision of supply sources. Recommend changes in quantities to be ordered when conditions warrant

See that purchasing and related functions are carried out in accordance with Division/Company policies, procedures, internal audit controls as well as legal and ethical requirements.

Support Corporate Supply Chain initiatives

Maintain SAP info records and source list.

Establish and maintain contacts by telephone, mail and personal interviews with suppliers and proactively assure impartial treatment of all vendors.

Protect the Division from undesirable legal actions deriving from buyer/supplier relations by recognizing legal implication in any situation and consult with legal counsel as needed. Enforce Legal Department’s policy directives.

Equifax - Online vendor regristration.

Monitor vendor insurance coverage

Daily monitoring of invoices in workflow for price and quantity discrepancies.

Manage contractor safety audits.

Support other departmental requirements/functions as directed.

Background in purchasing, accounting, sales or business management.

Working knowledge of SAP and SRM systems

Good verbal/written communication skills

Multi task skills with the ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines on a continuous basis

Leadership skills and ability to lead in a fast-paced environment.

Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of seven years’ experience in supply chain function preferred

Strong interpersonal skills, able to communicate up and down the organization

Strong organization skills.

Excellent written and oral communications skills

Able to motivate people to perform at higher level.

Proficient with Word, Excel, and other software applications as required for the business.

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, natural origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap, or disability, marital status, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Graphic Packaging International, Inc. (NYSE: GPK), is a premier paperboard packaging company serving the food, beverage and consumer product markets. We also are a leading producer of labels, bags and specialty packaging. Our packaging is used every day by many of the world’s best-known brands and our growing markets include microwave packaging, heat-transfer labels and sustainable packaging.

We believe that our vision -- to provide packaging solutions that improve the world in which we live -- can be achieved by delivering true value to our customers, building a high performance culture for our employees, creating superior returns for our shareholders, and by being an environmentally responsible leader in our industry and in the communities in which we operate.

Headquartered near Atlanta, Georgia, in the U.S., Graphic Packaging has over 15,000 employees working in more than 60 locations in North and South America, Europe and Asia. 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

We offer compensation and benefit programs that are among the best in the industry. With competitive base salaries, 401(k) plans and benefit offerings, we strive to reward talented people who make our company successful.

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