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SENIOR BUYER
MACON, GA

 

At Irving Tissue, we recognize that the key to our success is our people. We are a family-owned and operated company that has grown to become one of North America's leading manufacturers of household paper products. Irving Tissue produces both branded and private label bathroom tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, and napkins. Consumers know us by our Scotties® Facial Brand. Our manufacturing facilities are located in Dieppe, New Brunswick, Toronto, Ontario, Fort Edward, New York, and Macon, Georgia.

 

Reporting to the Purchasing Manager the Senior Buyer is responsible for the strategic sourcing; day to day purchasing and support indirect spend. They are responsible to work with the Director and other stakeholders from a broad range of departments (i.e. Finance, Maintenance, Operations, IT, etc.) to drive the procurement initiatives through to a successful outcome; including making key decisions and facilitating stakeholder engagement.

 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop supplier strategies and maintain strong supplier relationships while performing all duties and responsibilities within established procedures and standard of ethical conduct.
  • Understand all aspects of supplier business and supply chain including cost, key business drivers, and opportunities for business process optimization.
  • Maintain awareness of market conditions to determine capability, availability of services, and price benchmarking for potential future suppliers.
  • Regularly obtain competitive quotes as a means of identifying cost reduction opportunities and doing market validations of current arrangements.
  • Perform the purchasing functions including preparation of supply agreement drafts and documents.
  • Perform supplier performance reviews with coworkers utilizing the standard supplier evaluation tools and report supplier performance to management as required.
  • Document and keep current supply agreements through use of the standard supply contract, ensure internal and supplier compliance to JD Irving expectations.
  • Provide monthly reporting as required.

Qualifications:
  • Education Required: Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce, Business Administration, or related degree is required.
  • Years of Experience Required: 5+ years of related experience or similar combination of education and experience.
  • Following are considered assets:
    • Related work experience focusing on procurement processes in MRO.
    • Successfully completed or currently enrolled in CIPS, SCMP, or ISM. 
    • Good understanding of J.D. Edwards (“JDE”) ERP solution, especially the Procurement functionality.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, resolve conflict, negotiate and keep projects moving forward.
  • Ability to evaluate risk and to know when risk is acceptable.
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and demands.

What We Offer:

  • Excellent Benefits
    • Including health, dental, life insurance, disability insurance, 401k match, vacation, tuition & wellness reimbursement, and more.
  • Advancement Opportunities
    • There are plentiful opportunities to promote to higher level positions in our organization. While seniority does play a role in movement up the Lines of Progression, most employees who wish to achieve the higher levels are only limited by their own desire to progress and willingness to learn. If you are someone who believes you can achieve great things for yourself and our Company, then you are the person we want on our team!

To Apply for this Career Opportunity:

 

Posting will remain open until position is filled. 

 

We appreciate your interest in our company! Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

For more information on our products and services, click here.

 

   

 

Irving Tissue, a division of Irving Consumer Products, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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