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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Buyer III-Procurement Manufacturing Services in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Buyer III-Procurement Manufacturing Services

Date: May 10, 2021

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Reynolds American is evolving at pace - truly like no other organization.

To achieve the ambition, we have set for ourselves, we are looking for colleagues who are ready to live our ethos every day. Come be a part of this journey!


SENIORITY LEVEL: Experienced Non-Management Level

FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston Salem, USA


This role is part ofProcurement

The role is responsible for the strategic development and the procurement process for assigned goods and services while exercising good business and analytical skills. The ideal candidate will be able to develop, lead all aspects of and maintain supplier relationships to ensure goods and services availability at optimum pricing, quality, and delivery. Negotiation of terms, pricing and metrics is a key accountability.

Reports to: Senior Manager Procurement

Reporting Level: 0

Geographic Scope: DRBU


  • 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.

  • Analyse 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.

  • Negotiate terms, pricing, and metrics.


  • Have you had experience negotiating contracts?

  • Have you worked directly in manufacturing or supported manufacturing from a procurement perspective?

  • Are you familiar with SAP or other similar ERP systems?


  • Broad understanding of procurement categories and/or commodities

  • Strong functional knowledge of computers and information systems

  • Strong organizational, verbal and written communication skills

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

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail

  • Ability to build and maintain professional relationships

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6+ years of relevant work experience, or Associates with 4 years of experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field and 2+ years relevant work experience


  • Manufacturing support experience, particularly in the area of procurement contracts for mechanical, electrical, and construction services

  • Knowledge of and/or experience working in a regulated environment

Job Number: 33503

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.


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.

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; Also Parental leave/Reduced Work Schedule

  • 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 TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.

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