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Sr. Manager Procurement - Indirect

Date: Apr 17, 2019

Location: Winston-Salem, 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 Indirect Procurement process within the assigned area of responsibility. This may include leading a team of buyers to complete the sourcing and management of a vast array of categories and commodities for one or more RAI operating companies.  



Principal Duties and Responsibilities:


• Manages team of Indirect Procurement personnel to facilitate the acquisition of materials and services in support of the sourcing requirements from various functional areas across the Operating Companies.

• Evaluates staff requirements and plans/prepares for needs related to personnel development, training, attrition, succession planning, etc.

•Provides leadership and direction to Indirect Procurement personnel responsible for the acquisition of materials and services in support of the sourcing requirements from various functional areas within the Operating Companies.

•Conducts business process analysis and documentation, internal and external benchmarking efforts, the development and implementation of decision support processes and systems, and the evaluation of tools and applications to enhance the overall effectiveness of the Procurement organization. 

•Develops and implements metrics designed to measure organizational and supply base performance, as well as the development of effective tracking and reporting against these metrics.

•Acts as a liaison with client departments to develop strategies which support their sourcing requirements while maintaining the overall best interests of the Company.

•Ensures compliance with policies and procedures that are applicable to Procurement operations. 

•Responsible for the leadership, coaching and development of personnel with focus on obtaining individual, departmental, and Company performance goals.

•Maintain appropriate supply base and conducts periodic performance reviews with major suppliers

•Support and contribute to Enterprise Spend Management (ESM) programs and initiatives in the identification of savings opportunities, effective project management, and the tracking of realized savings.

•Develops advanced sourcing strategies and leads the implementation of these strategies in a broad commodity group or groups.  Leads Indirect Procurement personnel and client area to deploy sourcing strategies.

•Manages outsourced relationships associated with Procurement identified critical suppliers.

•Manages and participates in leading cross-functional projects and initiatives designed to deliver step changes in the overall effectiveness and efficiencies of the procurement organization.

•Ensure that personnel are adequately trained, developed, motivated, and held accountable for their performance; develop strategies to manage the knowledge base and ensure that the workforce is prepared for future challenges and requirements.

•Ensure that appropriate supplier segmentation strategies are applied to mitigate risk and support processes for FDA Relevant Assessments.



Job Requirements:



High School Diploma or equivalent and 12+ years of relevant work experience


Associate Degree in Business or related field and 9+ years relevant work experience


Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field and 7+ years of relevant work experience


Post Graduate Degree in Engineering, Business or related field and 5+ years of relevant work experience.



•Minimum 12 years relevant experience or equivalent education and experience

•Demonstrated ability to work as a value-added team member

•Experience in project management

•Knowledge of Operating Companies processes and strategies


Required Skills:

•Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to set strategy and direction

•Demonstrated ability to build effective teams and foster collaboration across teams

•Ability to make sound and timely decisions in a fast paced environment

•Excellent managerial skills with the ability to resolve conflict, provide coaching, direction, feedback, and develop a vision

•Knowledge of overall business and corporate strategy

•Thorough understanding of regulatory rules

•Broad understanding of Indirect Procurement categories and/or commodities

•Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

•Strong functional knowledge of computers and information systems

•Self-motivated, energetic, flexible, and adaptable to change


Preferred Skills:

- Prior experience managing and developing a team

- CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) preferred

- Management experience within a regulated environment



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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