Manager Purchasing & Stores

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Posting Dates: 5/29/18-6/12/18
FLSA: Exempt
Relocation Paid: Yes
Candidate Identified: No
This position manages all Purchasing and Storeroom functions and activities for the Bogalusa mill in Bogalusa, LA. The Manager of Purchasing and Stores must manage sourcing and stores functions at the mill in conjunction with mill operational and maintenance requirements and Global Sourcing purchasing, policies, and procedures. The position will report to the West Region Procurement Operations Manager with functional responsibility to the Mill Manager. The position is responsible for managing 10-12 Purchasing and Storeroom employees (4-5 direct reports & 6-7 indirect reports). It will also have responsibility for managing and training a Global Sourcing Associate (GSA) and Global Sourcing Intern when assigned to the mill. Position level will vary depending upon experience and education of the successful candidate.
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.
Partner with the Storeroom team and Maintenance to identify joint objectives and assist with initiatives to optimize inventory levels to reduce mill working capital while maintaining service and mill reliability as needed.
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 Global Sourcing and mill KPI's.
Develop, foster, and maintain team and mill relationships.
Management, training and development of Purchasing and Stores personnel including execution of the Roadmap process (Success Factors).
Support and exemplify the vision, principles, and behaviors of International Paper, Global Sourcing, West Region Procurement Operations, and the Mill.
Working Conditions/Personal Demands
Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, safety shoes, head protection, etc.
Must be available for after-hours / weekend duty, as needed
Must be able to deal with multiple tasks that all have a sense of urgency
Position Qualifications
Competencies required for the position
Action Oriented
Customer Focus
Drive for Results
Building Effective Teams
Conflict Management
Interpersonal Savvy
Problem Solving
Managerial Courage
Managing through Systems
Skills and Knowledge required for the position
Microsoft Suite ? Excel, Word, Power Point, 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.
Significant expertise in storeroom 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.
Procurement and/or Stores experience with 10 years preferred.
At least five-years of experience working in an industrial manufacturing operation. Paper Mill experience is preferred.
International Paper is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans.
Bogalusa LA 70427-1060

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