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Procurement Manager - Lynchburg, VA

WestRock • Lynchburg, VA

Posted 14 days ago

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Experience - 3 years
Degree - 4 Year Degree
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Purchasing - Procurement, Management

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Job Description

Procurement Manager - Lynchburg, VA

1801 Concord Turnpike
Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504,United States

Procurement Manager ( pulp & paper products ) – Lynchburg, VA


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  


We are seeking to fill the position of Procurement Manager in our Lynchburg, Virginia location. This position will report to the General Manager, and have strong dotted line reporting to the Manager, Mill Procurement. This position will manage the Lynchburg Mill’s purchasing function, provide store room leadership and manage the Storeroom Attendant. The Purchasing/Storeroom Manager will be a key member of the leadership team at the Lynchburg Mill, and will be responsible for managing mill purchasing priorities, developing the purchasing and stores organization to deliver both short and long-term value and for managing change.

Key Procurement Responsibilities Include:

  • Ensures compliance to all safety, purchasing, stores, and environmental policies and procedures.
  • Manages and oversees the purchasing transactions and inventory of maintenance materials, supplies and equipment for the facility. This may include generating Purchase Orders from Requisitions.
  • Selects and negotiates contracts with local vendors through appropriate procurement practices, total cost of ownership and compliance guidelines.
  • Collaborates with cross-functional teams at the facility and headquarters to implement corporate procurement initiatives.
  • Represents procurement and the facility operations on regional and national sourcing initiatives.
  • Sets department goals and works to lead improvements across the supply function and within the facility.
  • Works with internal customers to identify and address unmet needs that align with procurement and business unit goals to deliver long term value.


Key Storeroom Responsibilities include:

  • Direct the process of adding new items to, removing items from, and changing the reorder parameters (Min/Max) in the Inventory Master including assignments of item numbers.
  • Develops implements and maintains a storeroom inventory strategy that supports the company’s supply chain point of view and operational reliability.
  • Chair the Cross Functional MRO Team for the Mill.
  • Direct storeroom management activities including receipts, issues, cycle counting, etc.
  • Achieve performance criteria in inventory performance and accuracy.
  • Achieve housekeeping and safety standards in the storeroom and purchasing office.
  • Recommends and implements improvements and best practices to maximize operating productivity, quality and efficiency while minimizing total cost of ownership.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree (Supply Chain, Business, or Accounting preferred), or will accept years of service in a similar role.
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in supply chain preferred (storeroom, purchasing, inventory, engineering or maintenance)
  • Some degree of purchasing experience is ideal
  • Experience taking a store room from poorly organized to an efficiently run system is preferred.
  • Experience with inventory and store room management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office to include Excel (creation of spreadsheets), PowerPoint (ability to do presentations), and Word (document creation).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to interact professionally with internal and external customers.


  • Experience with maintenance and procurement software  - JDE (JD Edwards) preferred.
  • Experience supervising / leading others (1 direct report in this role)
  • Direct purchasing experience preferred


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.

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





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