Capital Planning & Execution - Atlanta, GA

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Capital Planning & Execution - Atlanta, GA

1000 Abernathy Rd, NE
Atlanta, Georgia, 30328
United States

Capital Procurement Planning and Execution, Level I

This position reports to the Capital Procurement Planning and Execution Sr. Manager and is located at our corporate location in Atlanta, GA.

Capital Procurement Planning and Execution, Level I is responsible for participating in cross-functional teams in capital sourcing strategies to drive Total Cost of Ownership reductions; develop and manage stakeholder relationships for project execution and continuous improvement. The position will be directly involved with development of a procurement plan,  preparation and issuance of requests for information and proposals for the purchase of capital goods and services; will assist in the development of scopes of work; identify and recommend potential suppliers; develop and execute proper contracts and documents necessary for the procurement and risk management of purchases; negotiate final terms, conditions and pricing of goods and services and work closely with project management and engineering. This role is expected to drive a culture of innovation and strategic thinking.


  • Responsible for managing $1MM - $50MM spend on Capital Projects
  • Develop and execute proper RFX, contracts and documents
  • Negotiate terms and conditions, delivery and pricing of Capital goods and services
  • Participate in cross-functional teams in design and implementation of sourcing strategies
  • Work with division engineering to ensure adequate spec documentation and determine proper spec owner
  • Understand market trends, supplier base, and supplier economics for category
  • Follow sourcing best practices and policies as defined by Procurement Policies and procedures
  • Participate in supplier selection and negotiation process
  • Monitors business unit satisfaction with key stakeholders and support resolution of issues
  • Remains current with market trends and internal customer needs through relationships with suppliers and market experts
  • Identifies and communicates new technologies and solutions    
  • Develop analyst skills and capabilities  

General Responsibilities

  • Actively participates in monthly Engineering meetings for assigned facilities or if assigned to a single major project, participates in all meetings designated by Management
  • Co-develops procurement plans with local engineering and purchasing.
  • Responsible for maintaining, distributing and reviewing with procurement & Project Management monthly progress against targets and projects.
  • Works with internal customers to ensure project and procurement needs of facilities and division engineering are met within constraints of corporate policies.  
  • Provides fact-based understanding of bottom line benefit of all decisions and opportunities.  
  • Responsible to identify and record cost savings and cost avoidance
  • Insure compliance of internal controls as it relates to both WestRock and Containerboard Mill Division policies and procedures.

 Experience/Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in Purchasing, Supply Chain or Business discipline, or Engineering
  • 0- 3 years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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


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