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Purchasing Supervisor

Eastover, SC 29044, USA Req #716
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
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Purchasing Supervisor



Perform procurement and storeroom support functions at the Sylvamo Eastover Mill for the purpose of securing goods and/or services for the facility.  Responsibilities to be governed by the Sylvamo Financial Policy, Global Sourcing Policy, and delegated authority, so as to maximize total value received and produce results that contribute to meeting the facility’s business objectives.  The position reports to the Mill Controller and Manager of Purchasing & Stores and will be located at the Eastover Mill. 





Key Responsibilities:

·         Support mill safety initiatives and provide safety leadership through the modeling of safe behaviors, and ensure employee adherence to all mill safety requirements and expectations.

·         Provide prompt and professional purchasing services to internal customers by communicating effectively with the Operating, Engineering,  Maintenance, and Finance areas.

·         Provide leadership and supervise Storeroom Supervisor in support of MRO inventory best practices and objectives pertaining to safe work practices, inventory optimization and people engagement.

·         Support a shared responsibility for capital projects through the procurement process and contract execution and adherence.

·         Promptly process requisitions to ensure stable supply and timely availability of materials and services

·         Execute material handling rolling stock leasing process

·         Prepare and publish specifications for bids, evaluate and document bid responses/results, verify history of supplier service and ability to meet contract specifications and negotiate contracts

·         Ensure contractors meet all safety and insurance requirements for providing on-site services

·         Develop an effective supplier base by cultivating supplier relationships through reviews of operations and mutually beneficial programs

·         Support Corporate and Regional MRO agreements consistent with Global Sourcing direction

·         Implementation of sourcing agreements  and strategies for purchasing and materials management processes at the mill level

·         Obtain maximum value for Sylvamo regarding cost, quality, delivery and service levels

·         Overall assurance of customer satisfaction, value generation, and service delivery for the Eastover Mill.

·         Track and report supplier performance and escalate supplier issues as appropriate

·         Pursue opportunities to consolidate purchases and competitively source materials under local, regional, and corporatecontracts

·         Support mill safety initiatives

·         Work with Accounts Payables to resolve contractor/supplier invoice issues

·         Ensure adherence to Sylvamo Corporate financial and purchasing policies and procedures


Working Conditions/Personal Demands

·         Must be able to wear all required personal safety equipment including but not limited to eye protection, hearing protection, and fall protection in elevated positions

·         Will be required to work extended hours as needed.

·         Must be available to provide after hours, weekend, and holiday call, will be based on rotating schedule.






Key Competencies Required:

Functional/Technical Skills

Learning on the fly

Priority Setting

Action Oriented

Drive for Results


Customer Focus

Integrity & Trust

Motivating Others

Developing Direct Reports


Interpersonal Savvy


Knowledge And Experience:

·         Minimum of 3-4 years purchasing experience including bidding, negotiating, and administering contracts and agreements.

·         SAP Business Software Knowledge  required.

·         MRO/Storeroom inventory management experience preferred.

·         Pulp and Paper Mill experience preferred.

·         Industrial/manufacturing experience required.

·         Effective written & verbal communication skills.

·         Proficient in computer use, which includes efficient keyboarding skills

·         Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Excel, Word, Power Point, and Outlook



EducationBA or BS degree in Logistics, Supply Chain, Finance or Business Administration.  Related field or equivalent work experience will be considered.


Position reports toThe position reports to the Manager of Purchasing & Stores.


Relocation assistance will be provided with this position.


Equal Opportunity Employer- Minorities/Females/Individuals with Disabilities/Veterans

Sylvamo partners with you and your family on your health and wellness journey. We offer a premium suite of health and wellness programs for you and your family, including medical, dental, vision, disability, life insurance, and a generous 401(k) plan with matching company contributions, and more. Sylvamo is here for all stages of life. We also offer paid time off and paid holidays per year.

The salary, other compensation, and benefits information is accurate as of the date of this posting. The Company reserves the right to modify this information at any time, subject to applicable law.

Sylvamo 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. 

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  • Job Family Sourcing
  • Job Function Procurement
  • Pay Type Salary
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  • Eastover, SC 29044, USA