Supply Chain/Logistics/Transportation
061357 Requisition #
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We are looking for a Buyer for our Containerboard Operations located in Big Island, Virginia to work under the general supervision of the site Manager of Purchasing & Stores. The Buyer manages purchasing activities in a high volume, time-critical environment primarily buying direct materials, equipment spare parts and services from external vendors in support of the mill Operations and Maintenance teams.
A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

  • Utilizes company’s purchasing system to process purchase orders from requisitions.
  • Ensures the contractual document accurately reflects the terms and conditions of purchase, including payment terms, freight terms, incoterms, and other key commercial terms.
  • Cultivate existing supplier relationships and establish new relationships based on needs of the business.
  • Issues requests for quotations, analyzes and evaluates quotes, negotiates price and terms, and exercises independent judgment to select suppliers based on lowest total cost of ownership.
  • Utilizes Company’s strategic supply agreements to maximize value.
  • Collaborates with internal requestors to understand and meet requirements (e.g., specifications, scopes of work, performance and timing requirements.)
  • Demonstrates high level customer focus and sense of urgency.
  • Uses strong verbal and written communication skills to solve problems and provide status updates to customers and suppliers (e.g., commitment dates).
  • Analyzes root causes of accounts payable exceptions and takes steps to resolve and prevent.
  • Initiates change and educates internal customers to improve the effectiveness of the purchasing process.
  • Ensures adherence to all safety, environmental and purchasing policies, guidelines and procedures.
  • Manages own time to accomplish goals and prioritize a variety of tasks.
What You Will Need:

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree or at least 3 years of experience in purchasing
  • Experience in purchasing or similar field (e.g. store room, inside sales, or supply chain)
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite including Microsoft Word (document creation), Excel (spreadsheets), and Outlook (email and calendar), PowerPoint (presentations)
What Will Put You Ahead?
  • Passport, SAP, Ariba system knowledge
  • Knowledge of purchasing process and procedures and key commercial terms such as freight payables, incoterms and delivery terms
  • Experience in negotiating contracts at a local, regional or national level 
  • Experience working in a manufacturing or maintenance environment
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite tools including Access (database applications) and Excel Pivot Tables and data analysis 

Why Work For GP?

  • A culture that places top priority on integrity and compliance
  • Opportunity for career growth at one of the largest, financially stable companies in the world
  • Encouragement to challenge the status quo and share knowledge
  • Responsibilities and rewards based on contributions
  • Continued company growth due to reinvesting 90% of our earnings
  • Competitive pay and benefits that help you manage your personal and financial wellness

Want to learn more about Georgia-Pacific?


We're part of your everyday life. From the walls of your home to the Dixie® plates on your table, the boxes at your local grocery store or the Quilted Northern® in your bathroom, there's a good chance a Georgia-Pacific product is nearby. We need people like you: People who can help us make life's simple necessities better.


Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.
We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/Veteran
Except where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test.

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