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Area Purchasing Manager

Georgia-Pacific - Taylorsville, MS

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We are seeking an Area Manager, Purchasing and Stores for our Taylorsville, MS.  Plywood and Lumber site.  As member of our Strategic Sourcing and Procurement group, this role will report to the corporate office in Atlanta, Georgia.  This position will implement and manage local procurement processes and oversee storeroom operations and supervisor personnel.  The individual must be self-directed, work with a high sense of urgency and possess the ability to solve problems and collaborate with other disciplines to meet the needs of plant operations. They may also be asked to participate on centralized sourcing teams, special projects, and contract negotiations. 

A Day In The Life Typically Includes:

 • Sourcing, purchasing, negotiating and managing inventory of raw materials, equipment, MRO, services and supplies from external vendors
• Implementing and/or sustaining efficient procurement processes at each location
• Working with requestors to understand requirements, specifications, services, and timing of needs
• Executing national, regional, and local contract agreements for goods and services
• Identifying and analyzing opportunities to competitively bid local spend to obtain the lowest total cost of ownership
• Optimizing working capital and on hand storeroom inventory levels
• Working with internal customers to identify and address unmet needs that align with procurement and business unit goals to deliver long term value
• Identifying opportunities to drive value creation through innovation
• Collaborating with cross-functional teams at the facility and headquarters to implement corporate initiatives
• Ensuring compliance with all safety, purchasing, fiduciary, stores and environmental policies and procedures 
What You Will Need:

  • Bachelor's Degree
• 2 years of business related experience
• Experienced with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, & Outlook
• Willing and able to travel 25%
What Will Put You Ahead?

 • Bachelor's degree in Supply Chain or Finance
• Inventory or storeroom management experience
• Experience negotiating local, regional or national contracts
• Supervisory experience
• Experience with an inventory management computer system
• 5 years of experience in the manufacturing industry
• Certified Purchasing Manager (CPM), Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), or Certified in Production and Inventory Management (CPIM)
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?
Georgia-Pacific and its subsidiaries are among the world's leading manufacturers and marketers of tissue, paper-based packaging, office papers, cellulose, specialty fibers, non-woven fabrics, building products and related chemicals. Our familiar consumer brands include: Quilted Northern®, Angel Soft®, Brawny®, enMotion®, Sparkle®, Mardi Gras®, and Vanity Fair®, as well as the Dixie® brand of disposable cups, plates and cutlery. Its Harmon subsidiary is among the world's largest recyclers of paper, metal and plastics. The company employs approximately 35,000 people directly.

Salary and benefits commensurate with experience.We are an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Female/Disabled/VeteranExcept where prohibited by state law, all offers of employment are conditioned upon successfully passing a drug test. This employer uses E-Verify. Please visit the following website for additional information:

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Area Purchasing Manager Georgia-Pacific - Taylorsville, MS, United States


Location: Taylorsville, MS

Company Profile:
Georgia-Pacific is one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp, paper, packaging, building products and related chemicals. We believe in creating long-term value for our company, customers and business partners. Our nearly 35,000 employees are guided by Market Based Management® principles, which are based on integrity and compliance. These principles challenge us to achieve world-class excellence by constantly finding new and better ways to manufacture products and support the needs of our customers.