Indirect Sourcing Manager - Cottonton, AL or Atlanta, GA

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Indirect Sourcing Manager - Cottonton, AL or Atlanta, GA

Highway 165 South, PO Box 40
Cottonton, Alabama, 36851
United States

Indirect Sourcing Manager


The Indirect Sourcing Manager is responsible for maximizing the value delivered by our mill service provider supplier relationships and supply agreements. The Indirect Sourcing Manager supports the Mahrt, AL mill and reports to our Richmond, VA based Services Procurement, Senior Manager of Services Procurement . 

The Indirect Sourcing Manager is responsible for setting priorities and managing strategic sourcing activity in the areas of local services, capital, and production consumables. The position also drives value and engages in sourcing activity for multi-site/national services suppliers. 

The role owns aspects of the mill production consumables categories 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 peers and partners across the WestRock mill and corporate Procurement network.

The position will be based in Mahrt, AL mill (or in Atlanta, GA).


      Collaboration with stakeholders to determine critical specifications, scope of work, and service requirements

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

      Extensive understanding of local and national supply markets

      Mastery of 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 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 deliver value beyond price

      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 and plant outage support

      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 multi-task effectively and bring initiatives to successful completion

     If based in Atlanta must be willing to travel approximately, up to 50% to Mahrt, AL. If based in AL minimal travel to other WestRock locations.




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


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