Mill Procurement Manager
Uncasville, CT Mill
RockTenn (NYSE: RKT)
RockTenn is one of North America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard, containerboard, consumer and corrugated packaging and one of the world’s largest paper recyclers, with annualized net sales of approximately $10 billion. Over the years, Rock-Tenn has outpaced its peers in revenues, profitability, EBITDA and stock price. We’ve done this by creating and following a bold strategy of: exceeding our customers' expectations every time, creating long-term shareholder value and encouraging and rewarding employee excellence.
Since its founding in 1936, Rock-Tenn has focused on developing packaging and paperboard products that bring high value to its customers, employees and shareholders. The company now operates 183 manufacturing facilities, 25 paper mills and 37 recycling facilities throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and China. We employ 26,000 employees and are North Americas largest paper recycler, largest display manufacturer, largest pre-print linerboard producer, 2nd largest producer of containerboard and corrugated packaging and the 2nd largest producer of clay-coated recycled paperboard.
We are seeking to fill the position of Mill Procurement Manager in our Uncasville, CT location. This position manages our Uncasville Mill’s procurement function and provides leadership to mill storeroom personnel. The Procurement Manager will be responsible for managing mill procurement priorities, developing the procurement and stores organization to deliver both short and long-term value and for managing change.
Key responsibilities include :
Ensures compliance to all safety, purchasing, stores, and environmental policies and procedures.
Manages and oversees the purchasing and inventory of raw materials, maintenance materials, supplies and equipment for the facility.
Develops, implements and maintains a commodity inventory strategy that supports the company’s supply chain point of view and operational reliability.
Selects vendors through appropriate procurement practices, total cost of ownership and compliance guidelines.
Negotiates local contracts.
Manages system capabilities as they pertain to the purchasing and inventory functions.
Recommends and implements improvements to maximize operating productivity, quality and efficiency while minimizing total cost of ownership.
Represents procurement and the facility operations on regional and national sourcing initiatives.
Acts as key member of the leadership team at the Mill.
Sets department goals and works to lead improvements across the supply function and within a facility.
Works with internal customers to identify and address unmet needs that align with procurement and business unit goals to deliver long term value.
Collaborates with cross-functional teams at the facility and headquarters to implement corporate initiatives.
Basic Qualifications :
Bachelor’s degree or higher (Supply Chain, Business, or Accounting preferred)
A minimum of 6 years of experience in supply chain (purchasing, inventory, engineering or maintenance)
Direct procurement experience
Experience with inventory and store room management
Experience supervising and managing employees
Proven negotiation skills or formal negotiation training
Experience with Microsoft Office to include Excel (creation of spreadsheets), PowerPoint (ability to do presentations), and Word (document creation).
Willing and able to travel.
At RockTenn, we seek to be the most respected in the industry. Our employees are committed to exceeding their customers' expectations -- every time. If you enjoy this shared commitment to excellence and discovering value where others haven’t we would like you to consider RockTenn as your employer of choice.
Rock-Tenn Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce. M/F/D/V
Rock Tenn Company - 23 months ago