About WestRock
WestRock (NYSE: WRK) partners with our customers to provide differentiated paper and packaging solutions that help them win in the marketplace. WestRock’s 50,000 team members support customers around the world from more than 320 operating and business locations spanning North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. Learn more at


5800 West Grand River Ave
Lansing, Michigan, 48906
United States

Buyer - Lansing


Career Opportunity

Assist in the procurement of materials and services for various departments throughout the organization.


How you will impact WestRock

  • Initiates and executes purchase orders.

  • Negotiates and maintains competitive pricing for responsible materials and services.

  • Establishes and maintains performance objectives for responsible suppliers.

  • Ensures consistent quality for responsible materials.

  • Facilitates RFQ’s.

  • Maintains inventory levels consistent with corporate guidelines.

  • Develops and maintains performance measurements for responsible suppliers.

  • Initiates and manages closure required Supplier Corrective Action Requirements (SCAR).

  • Maintains accurate and timely standard costs in material master data.

  • Coordinates required procurement communications across corporate companies. 

  • Maintains an effective and timely feedback mechanism to suppliers on service and quality performance.

  • Corrects discrepancies between purchase orders and supplier invoices in a timely manner.

  • Assists in the development of material specifications for current and new products.

  • Performs other job duties as assigned.


What you need to succeed

  •  High school diploma or G.E.D.

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited four-year college or university or equivalent in related field is preferred.

  •  Minimum of 2 years’ procurement experience or related materials management responsibilities.

  •  Good written and verbal communication skills.

  •  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients and other employees of the organization.

  •  Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies or members of the business community.

  • The ability to read, analyze and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports and legal documents.

  • The ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups and/or boards of directors.

  •  Ability to use basic algebra and geometry to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interests,  proportion, percentages, area, circumference and volume.

  •  Proficient in personal computer skills including electronic mail, record keeping, routine database activity, word processing, spreadsheets, graphics, etc.

  • The ability to answer the telephone and provide information/assistance to customers in a professional manner.

  • The knowledge of modern office procedures and methods including, but not limited to, telephone communications, office systems and record keeping.

  • The ability to establish, maintain, and retrieve information in databases.

  •  Able to maintain good attendance.
  •  Willing to work overtime as needed.
  •  Able to perform all essential functions of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.




 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.



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