Indirect Sourcing Manager - Evadale, TX

Evadale / Texas / United States

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Indirect Sourcing Manager - Evadale, TX

Highway 105
Evadale, Texas, 77615
United States

 Indirect Sourcing Manager – Evadale, TX


The Indirect Sourcing Manager – Paperboard Operations is responsible for optimizing the value delivered by our supply agreements and supplier relationships. Located in our Evadale, TX mill operations site and reporting into our Richmond, VA Indirect Sourcing Director, this role is responsible for setting priorities and managing strategic sourcing activity in the areas of capital, production consumables and local services. The Indirect Sourcing Manager brings sourcing support to capital projects, maintenance projects and manages all service providers to the mill. The role owns a portion of the mill production consumables contracts and is responsible for driving results through our supplier value maximization program (SVM) on all categories. Locally, the role brings outstanding service and value by being highly collaborative with all mill stakeholders, especially engineering, maintenance and PEx (Performance Excellence). At a corporate level, the role is responsible for effective communication and reporting of local supplier activity and proactively driving engagement with their peers and partners in the Richmond, VA and Atlanta, GA based team.


      Collaboration with stakeholders to determine critical specifications and service requirements

      Maintain 18 month plan / outlook to achieve strategic goals and anticipate needs for capital and services.

      Spend analysis to develop deep understanding of supply environment and increase leverage

      Extensive understanding of local and national supply markets to maximize value

      Mastery of our Capital Sourcing processes and procedures to drive value and manage risk

      Leading RFP’s and review of competitive proposals from suppliers for award decisions

      Mastery of our contracting process, including developing and leading negotiations of complex agreements in partnership with legal, compliance, risk, supply chain and others.

      Key point of escalation and primary negotiator to resolve mill issues with service providers

      Collaboration with peers to identify and adopt demonstrated best practices

      Drive integration between company and key suppliers in developing joint productivity

      Lead continuous improvement to drive meaningful changes in process, supplier or material as appropriate to meet sourcing strategy and Business objectives

      Lead ad-hoc sourcing teams comprised of cross-divisional and cross-functional members

      Develop project plans, deliverables, metrics and milestones.

      Implement process disciplines and management systems necessary to achieve desired results

      Manage governance and control programs to ensure business continuity, protect company assets and comply with corporate and regulatory policies


      Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Engineering, Business or 10 years related experience

      Minimum of 5 years’ experience in the manufacturing industry

      Experience in sourcing and procurement of capital equipment and services is highly desirable

      Proven results in managing and executing maintenance or capital projects

      Ability to work both independently and as part of a broader sourcing team

      Demonstrated ability to develop and articulate a vision and influence others to act

      Ability to effectively communicate across multiple organizational levels and business groups.

      Ability to multi-task effectively and bring initiatives to successful completion

      Must be willing to travel approximately, up to 15%.



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans.



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