Mill Sourcing Specialist - Richmond, VA501 South 5th StRichmond, Virginia, 23219-0501United States WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace.
WestRocks 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe and Asia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.Mill Sourcing SpecialistRichmond, VAThe Sourcing Specialist will support the WestRock Mill Sourcing Procurement team in maximizing value through capability to develop and execute strategic sourcing programs, manage price mechanisms using a variety of techniques, implement physical and financial hedging, navigate the frequent force majeures in the resin markets, negotiate terms and conditions, contribute to legal contract creation, implement sourcing initiatives, manage supplier performance, effectively and appropriately communicate key program information to leadership and stakeholders, create and manage continuous improvement projects within purchasing programs, and support company eProcurement systems. This role will engage plant personnel, division representatives, and senior level stakeholders.
Communication is critical to the success of a Sourcing Specialist at WestRock. The ability to be responsive to supporting several Category Managers and drive for results. A candidate must be able to balance both the tactical and strategic nature of this position. The Sourcing Specialist will be based in Richmond, VA and will have indirect reporting responsibility to several Category Managers and will have direct reporting responsibility to the head of MRO and Raw Material procurement.HOW YOU WILL IMPACT WESTROCKStrategic SourcingGathering and standardizing purchasing history data
Creating and analyzing request for proposals
Developing short/mid/long-term sourcing strategies aligned with the business goals
Recommend, implement, and manage a variety of contract types Category ManagementFacilitating contract execution
Implementing programs across multiple locations
Supplier performance management
Drive and support operational compliance Project ManagementImplementation of new supplier, material or part in production location(s)Own projects from idea to implementation to drive continuous improvementWHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEEDBachelors degree in Business, Supply Chain Management, or EngineeringSome supply management coursework or internship experience preferred
Experience creating and managing projects
Must be able to manage a project, timeline, and resources; individual must be able to own and drive execution for projects in which other people contribute
Strong analytical and planning capabilities are a must, as is the ability to appropriately summarize key issues and provide insightful guidance to the supply chain
Proficiency in computer skills including MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)Well-developed oral and written communication skills with the ability to prepare and present informal and formal briefings at all levels, including Senior LeadershipAbility to easily build rapport with stakeholders and deal with conflict.Ability to travel (10% 20%) #VA*CB WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.