Associate Fiber Buyer - Jacksonville, FL

Westrock Company Jacksonville , FL 32277

Posted 2 months ago


About WestRockWestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock's 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.
Associate Fiber Buyer

  • Jacksonville, FL4507-Seminole Mill9469 Eastport Rd, P. O. Box 26998Jacksonville, Florida, 32218United States The Opportunity:The Associate Fiber Buyer, Recycling, reports to the Region Manager to
    execute the purchasing and internal supply optimization to ensure recycle fiber
    quality, cost, and delivery necessary to best supply WestRock mills. This role
    focuses on creation and maintenance of supply network, procurement strategies
    and the optimization of best value fiber supply to assigned mill(s).Job Duties:o Define and
    lead the implementation of a procurement strategy to ensure fiber supply
    quality and quantify to optimize papermill operations.o Evaluate
    best fiber sources.o Work
    closely with WestRock Recycle plants to ensure optimization of internal tonso Develops
    and drives data and metrics to ensure selecting the best fiber sources for the
    WestRock enterprise, prioritizing the whole enterprise over a single site. Works closely across the business to ensure
    enterprise-wide view.o Enters
    accurate purchase order information, updates order system with any changes.o Primary
    point of contact for Mill questions, concerns. o Communicates
    effectively with Mill, Accounting and Fiber Coordinator Resources to ensure
    accuracy of invoices, resolve any discrepancies.o Using
    market knowledge, identifies threats and opportunities to achieving overall
    material flow and cost containment. Works closely with other team members to align strategy.o Effectively
    understands and uses knowledge to accurately forecast demand, build/reduce
    inventory, adjust purchasing behaviors.o Using
    knowledge & data to initiate changes to safety stock, drive inventory levels
    partnering with multiple resources to ensure intended results and consequenceso Engages
    with customers and suppliers to anticipate concerns or issues. Resolves fiber coordination problem
    escalation. o Works
    closely with logistics to secure transportation cost reductions, ensure
    delivery of materials on time. Competencies:Negotiation

  • The ability to effectively produce outcomes to
    a situation to be best long-term benefit of the organization. Recognizes the degree of impact both short
    term and long term to all parties and makes best decisions to secure desired
    result.Business Acumen

  • The understanding of the financial,
    operational and commercial impacts to delivering results to an
    organization. Ability to use that
    information to drive a strategy with understanding of risk and reward potential
    in both the long and short term.Customer Orientation

  • Ability to conduct business with the
    papermill's best interest in mind while acting as the day to day connection
    with the papermill recycle fiber suppliers to ensure WestRock is viewed as the
    destination of choice.Communication Skills

  • Communicate effectively with a
    variety of audiences - from direct peers up to senior leadership within the
    Recycle division, as well as with internal teams and external suppliers.
    Clearly expresses ideas in a written and spoken format. Able to build rapport with and understand
    perspective of others. Effectively
    listens, speaks and writes in a business context. Capable of conveying key messages clearly and
    correctly. Identifies key stakeholders and impacted parties to define appropriate audience. Engages these resources to appropriately assess situation and adjust to appropriately deliver message. Asks questions and listens without advancing own perspective to ensure understanding. Concisely identifies key issues and constructs communication method and message appropriate to audience.Creativity

  • Bring improvement ideas and a willingness to
    assist in implementing those ideas and solutions

Ethics & Integrity

  • Behave in accordance with
    WestRock's core values all times and encourage the same behavior in others.
    Take action based upon the best interest of WestRock and build trust with
    colleagues across the organization.Collaboration/Teamwork

  • Work effectively with others in the
    organization outside the line of formal authority - both within your team, as
    well as with other teams or those in leadership - to accomplish organizational
    goals and to identify and resolve problems.Results Driven

  • Focus on achieving both personal and team
    goals to exhibit our core value of Excellence. Understands metrics and works to
    achieve the goals set.Persuasiveness

  • Use appropriate interpersonal style and
    communication methods to gain acceptance of an idea, plan, activity, service or
    product from prospects and clients.Adaptable to Change

  • Able to shift with an ever-changing
    environment as business grows; learn new systems, perform tasks differently.What You Need to Succeed: BA or BS
    degree 3+ years
    of procurement/materials management, with demonstrated progression of
    responsibilities Attention
    to detail Ability to
    balance strategic and tactical Experience
    in fiber/recycled products strongly preferred.What we offer:Corporate culture based on integrity, respect,
    accountability, and excellence

Comprehensive training with numerous learning and
development opportunities

An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and
potentialA career with a global packaging company where Sustainability,
Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the
daily work.#FLWestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer
committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/
Disabled/Veterans.


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Associate Fiber Buyer - Jacksonville, FL

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