Purchasing Specialist - West Point, VA

West Point | Virginia | United States

About WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 45,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 300 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at www.westrock.com.

Purchasing Specialist - West Point, VA

19th & Main St
West Point, Virginia, 23181
United States

Purchasing Specialist - West Point, VA

The opportunity:

  • This position is responsible for procurement of parts, labor, equipment and chemicals 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 and conducts negotiations, processes and monitors Blanket Service Purchase Orders/Purchase Orders.  Orders are awarded based on either Corporate Procurement contracts/agreements or Mill Purchasing agreements.
  • Works 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:

  • 5-8 years of related professional  procurement experience.
  • Bachelor's degree preferred. 
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize.
  • Self-directed with minimal supervision.
  • Strong attention to detail.

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 potential.
  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.

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


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