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Facility Sourcing Professional


International Paper (NYSE: IP) is a leading global supplier of renewable fiber-based products. We produce corrugated packaging products that protect and promote goods, and enable worldwide commerce, and pulp for diapers, tissue and other personal care products that promote health and wellness. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., we employ approximately 38,000 colleagues globally. We serve customers worldwide, with manufacturing operations in North America, Latin America, North Africa and Europe. Net sales for 2021 were $19.4 billion. Additional information can be found by visiting




Posting Date: 8/9/22

FLSA: Exempt

Relocation Paid: Yes




Perform procurement function at one of International Paper’s United States mills to secure goods and/or services for the facility in accordance with purchasing policy and delegated authority so as to maximize total value received and produce results that contribute to the meeting of the facility’s business objectives.  The position reports to the Manager of Purchasing & Stores and will be located at the facility.   Position level will vary depending upon experience and education of the successful candidate.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Provide prompt and professional purchasing services to internal customers by communicating effectively with the Operating, Engineering, and Maintenance areas
  • Promptly handle requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of materials and services
  • Ensure purchased goods and services are of acceptable quality and meet established specifications and requirements
  • Prepare and publish specifications for bids, evaluate bid responses, verify history of supplier service and ability to meet contract specifications, and negotiate contracts
  • Develop an effective supplier base by cultivating supplier relationships through reviews of operations and mutually beneficial programs
  • Recommend new suppliers based on quality, service, and competitive pricing
  • Implementation of Global Sourcing Agreements  and strategies for purchasing and materials management processes at the unit level
  • Obtain maximum value for IP regarding cost, quality, delivery and service levels
  • Support Corporate and Regional MRO agreements consistent with Global Sourcing direction
  • Track and report supplier performance and escalate supplier issues as appropriate
  • Pursue opportunities to consolidate purchases and competitively source materials under local, regional, and national contracts
  • Ensure adherence to IP Corporate financial and purchasing policies and procedures
  • Actively support and participate in mill safety programs and initiatives
  • Assist mill team members as necessary to improve reliability and maintain quality
  • Review Material Replenishment Planning/Reservations Purchase Requisitions and reorder daily
  • Renumber of temporary material numbers
  • Focus on material description corrections
  • Coordinate return/cancellation purchase orders
  • Resolve unidentifiable material on requisitions and communicate with vendor and stakeholders to resolve
  • Negotiate and coordinate the logistics of the repairs of materials in a timely manner


Working Conditions:


  • Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, steel-toed boats, and fall protection in elevated positions. 
  • Will be required to work extended hours at times.
  • Will be assigned weekend duty on a 3-6 week rotation.


Key Competencies Required:


  • Negotiating
  • Customer Focus
  • Priority Setting
  • Integrity & Trust
  • Action Oriented
  • Drive for Results
  • Organizing
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Functional/Technical Skills


Knowledge And Experience:


  • Minimum 3 years purchasing/storeroom experience including bidding, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements is preferred
  • Pulp and Paper Mill experience preferred.  Industrial/manufacturing experience required.
  • Effective Written & Verbal Communication Skills
  • Proficient in Computer Use
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point, Access and Outlook
  • SAP Business Software Knowledge Preferred 


 EducationBA or BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Business Administration preferred


Position reports toManager of Purchasing & Stores




International Paper is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Springfield  OR  97478


Springfield, OR, US, 97478

Category:  Sourcing
Date:  Sep 7, 2022

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