Purchasing Specialist - Hopewell, VA

Hopewell / Virginia / United States

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Purchasing Specialist - Hopewell, VA

910 Industrial St, PO Box 201
Hopewell, Virginia, 23860
United States

Purchasing Specialist

Hopewell, VA

Career Opportunity:

This position is responsible for procurement of parts, labor & equipment (and chemicals if required) to support the mill. Works closely with internal (mill users), external customers (suppliers), Corporate Procurement and Mill Purchasing, to secure product and/or services to cover mill usage requirements. This position submits Requests for Quotes, reviews bids returned, schedules meetings with prospective bidders & negotiations, processes and monitors Blanket Service Purchase Orders / Purchase Order. Orders are awarded based on either Corporate Procurement contracts/agreements or Mill Purchasing agreements. Work within Mill and Corporate directives and guidelines in the management services above. Performs functions needed for dispute resolution/problem solving. Pre-qualifies “new” contractors with WestRock requirements for on-site support establishing agreements.

How you will impact WestRock:

  • Process purchase requisitions and orders to secure products and/or services as required.  Evaluate, and implement orders where needed.
  • Coordinate and consult with internal and external customers regarding purchase requirements following corporate procurement guidelines.
  • Compiles data for mill and corporate reports as requested.

What you need to succeed:

  •  Bachelor's Degree, or equivalent work experience
  • 2- 3 years of related professional experience.
  • Excellent communication/negotiation skills.

If this sounds great to you and you think you fit in, please submit your application. We want to hear from you!





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


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