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Buyer III - Procurement - MRO & Manufacturing Services

Date: Apr 17, 2019

Location: Tobaccoville, NC, US

Company: RAI

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is with RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company—the second-largest U.S. tobacco company. The company's brands include Newport, Camel and Pall Mall.


This position is responsible for the end-to-end Procurement process within the assigned area of responsibility, which includes spend authority for goods and services up to $150K in any single transaction.  This may include the sourcing and management of a vast array of categories and commodities for one or more operating companies under a service agreement for all RAI affiliate companies.


  • Manage the RJRT Manufacturing spare parts function.
  • Collaborate with client groups to define and communicate item or service specifications and requirements.
  • Benchmark category performance and apply market research and analysis for recommendations to client groups.
  • Support strategic planning and the Procurement process for assigned goods and services while exercising good business and analytical skills.
  • Develop, manage, and maintain supplier relationships to ensure goods and services availability at optimum pricing, quality, and delivery.
  • Analyze quotations for accuracy, completion and contract compliance, and make sourcing recommendations.
  • Communicate with clients, suppliers, and other Procurement staff to ensure the timely delivery of, and payment for, required materials or services.
  • Utilizing third party resources, manage the creation and management of contracts, RFx initiatives and auctions in the eProcurement tool, and then execute related purchase orders.
  • Perform Spend analysis and category analysis to develop recommendations for issue resolution.
  • Make decisions independently concerning issues and processes to arrive at recommendations for management.
  • Manage special projects and/or assignments as required, within approved guidelines.


Job Requirements



  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6+ years of relevant work experience, or
  • Associate Degree in Business or related field and 4+ years relevant work experience, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field and 2+ years relevant work experience



  • Two years relevant work experience preferred in MRO/supply room management or supplier management.


Required Skills:

  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong functional knowledge of computers and information systems
  • Self-motivated, energetic, flexible, and adaptable to change
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite


Preferred Skills:

  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in a regulated environment
  • SAP knowledge/experience
  • Manufacturing or manufacturing support experience


Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.


Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  



Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.


Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly.


Nearest Major Market: Winston-Salem

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