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Sr Buyer - Procurement- R&D and S&RA

Company: Reynolds American
Location: Winston Salem
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Job Description:

British American Tobacco Job Number: 28838 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 Reynolds American, 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. ABOUT OUR ORGANIZATION: 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; Modoral Brands, Inc.; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; Reynolds Brands, Inc.; and Vuse Stores LLC. This position is with R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (2004) . Here, you---ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day. Summary This position is responsible for the end-to-end Procurement process within Indirect Procurement, which includes spend authority up to $400K for Scientific and Regulatory Services including but not limited to Clinical & Non-Clinical Studies, Analytical Chemistry, Scientific Product Research and Regulatory Submissions. This will include the sourcing and management of a vast array of scientific and regulatory related categories for one or more of the RAI operating companies (other accountabilities may be expanded for cross-development). The selected individual will collaborate with Research & Development and Finance as well as be able to manage and execute multiple projects simultaneously. The Procurement Buyer III will promote a collaborative, client-focused, quality and results-oriented approach to their areas of accountability. The expectation will be to build a trusted relationships with both internal business partners across research and development, regulatory submissions, operations, finance, and legal, as well as external suppliers. Principal Duties and Responsibilities Lead Procurement cross-functional teams by coordinating all business activities to achieve purchase decisions which deliver the highest quality, reliability, and value to meet RJRT requirements. Collaborate with client groups to define and communicate material or service specifications and requirements. Plan, manage and coordinate multiple category sourcing projects to ensure the desired business results are achieved based on best total value (quality, delivery, savings, etc.). Analyze quotations for accuracy, completion, contract compliance and make sourcing recommendations. Manage day-to-day supplier interfaces including contract negotiation, Purchase Orders, discrepancies, project completion, etc. Communicate with internal clients, suppliers, and other Procurement staff to ensure the timely delivery of, and payment for, required materials or services. Support strategic planning and the Procurement process for assigned materials and services while exercising good business and analytical skills. Develop, manage, and maintain supplier relationships which provides a competitive advantage. Utilizing third party resources, manage the creation and management of contracts, RFx initiatives, project savings in the eProcurement tool and the execution of accompanying purchase orders. Conduct benchmarking of category performance, applying market research and analysis for recommendations to client groups. Perform spend analysis, category analysis and develop recommendations for issue resolution. Manage special projects and/or assignments as required, using approved guidelines. Job Requirements Education: High School Diploma or equivalent and 10 years of relevant work experience Or Associate Degree in Business or related field and 8 years relevant work experience Or Bachelor---s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field and 6 years of relevant work experience Experience Experience negotiating and reviewing statements of work Experience in project management Minimum 6 years relevant work experience OR equivalent education and work experience Required Skills Contract negotiations Ability to make sound and timely decisions in a fast paced environment Strong analytical skills Work effectively in a team environment Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills Strong project and time management Strong functional knowledge of computers and information systems Self-motivated, energetic, flexible, and adaptable to change Proficiency with Microsoft Office Professional Suite Ethics/Integrity Preferred Skills Experience working in a regulated environment Understanding of Indirect Procurement categories and process Familiarity of Scientific and Regulatory Services including but not limited to: Clinical Studies & Non-Clinical Studies Analytical Chemistry Scientific Product Research Regulatory Submissions Physical Requirements: Regular attendance at work Compensation/Targeted Bonus Competitive Annual Salary Targeted Annual Bonus Relocation assistance available for those who qualify. Benefit Summary Our company offers very competitive 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. 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 via email at TalentAcquisitionRJRT.com. California Privacy Notice Nearest Major Market: Salem Nearest Secondary Market: Winston Job Segment: Procurement, Engineer, Law, Buyer, Purchasing, Operations, Engineering, Legal, Finance

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