Regional Recycled Fiber Buyer - Battle Creek, MI

Battle Creek | Michigan | United States

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Regional Recycled Fiber Buyer - Battle Creek, MI

177 Angell Street
Battle Creek, Michigan, 49037
United States

The Opportunity:

The Regional Fiber Buyer's primary responsibility it to directly purchase or coordinate the supply of recycled fiber to internal mills. Work in conjunction Regional Supply Manager to develop a network of trusted suppliers & carriers that establishes a fiber plan that will ensure quality tons that meet the mill’s grade specifications while delivering at the lowest cost possible.  

General Responsibilities:

Analyze data of current inventory levels along with upcoming production to form a plan of action to supply the appropriate amount of tons (per mill) needed for the week/month.

Daily monitor each mill’s consumption and inbound fiber receivables.

Monitor deliveries from each supplier to make sure they are shipping the appropriate amount of tons per the agreed plan. 

Perform quality checks. 

Stay in tune to other RT mill’s downtime and assist with any necessary coordination needed to move fiber tons regionally to other internal mills.

Confirm pricing with direct purchase suppliers on a monthly or as-needed basis.

Align with internal procurement and sales resources regularly. 


Collaboration     Working effectively with others in and outside the organization (peers, customers, subordinates) to accomplish organizational goals and to identify and resolve problems.

Customer Orientation     Making efforts to listen to and understand the customer (both internal and external); anticipating customer needs; giving high priority to customer satisfaction.

Negotiation        Effectively exploring alternatives and positions to reach outcomes that gain all parties’ support and acceptance.

Planning and Organizing               Establishing a course of action for self or others to accomplish a specific goal; planning proper assignments of personnel and appropriate allocation of resources.

Teamwork           Active participation in, and facilitation of, team effectiveness; taking actions that demonstrate consideration for the feelings and needs of others.

Initiative              Asserting one’s influence over events to achieve goals; self-starting rather than accepting passively; taking action to achieve goals; being proactive.


What You Need to Succeed:

Bachelor’s level degree, with 3 plus years of progressive experience in procurement role, preferably with knowledge of recycling and/or paper industry or equivalent combination of education and experience;


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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