Manages sourcing activities for assigned categories to achieve the highest value for Rayonier Advanced Materials (RYAM) across the global organization and the lowest long-term total cost for materials and services purchased. Leads teams using the 11 Step sourcing process. Develops and manages sourcing strategies, performs supply market analyses, manages supplier relationships and performance, and negotiates terms and conditions with Contract Manager.
Leads the development of category sourcing strategies for RYAM. Analyzes the results and effectiveness of strategies and adjusts accordingly. Performs detailed analyses that compare alternatives and substitutes.
Develops and leads category sourcing teams in the implementation of sourcing strategies, the application of the strategic sourcing process, cost reduction, evaluation of potential suppliers, analysis of proposals and the on-going evaluation of supplier performance.
Leads negotiations with suppliers to ensure reliability and quality of supply while providing RYAM the highest value.
Evaluates, analyzes and formats bid proposals to determine best value.
Prepares contracts and purchase orders consistent with RYAM policies and practices. Ensures that the required reviews and approvals are received prior to purchase commitments. Reviews and approves invoices as required.
Manages the contractual relationship with suppliers to ensure that the needs of the mills and user groups are being met. Ensures that the quality and availability of materials and services are appropriate, conflicts are resolved and continuous improvement opportunities are implemented.
Monitors, evaluates and reports on supplier performance on a regular basis.
Analyzes supply markets to assess trends and anticipate changes that impact RYAM. Keeps internal customers and management informed on supply market issues. Maintains a thorough knowledge of relevant competitor and market issues, and industry and potential supplier activities. Participates in developing strategies and actions plans to manage the sourcing cycle in a manner that will most benefit RYAM.
Initiates and implements improvements in business processes.
Bachelor’s degree required, or equivalent experience. Certified Professional in Supply Management (CPSM) designation preferred.
Minimum of 5 years of industrial purchasing experience in the chemical, energy, pulp and paper or closely related industry.
Secure understanding of contract law as they apply to negotiating contracts.
Broad understanding of operational needs in a heavy manufacturing environment. Good ability to communicate and sell a good idea. General understanding of supplier markets and ability to perform market analysis. Basic knowledge of accounting, transportation and computer systems. Secure understanding of contract law as they apply to negotiating contracts.
Bi-Lingual (English/French) is preferred.
Internal Number: R-00264
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