RJ Reynolds Tobacco Jobs

Mobile RJ Reynolds Logo

Job Information

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

Buyer III - Procurement - MRO and Manufacturing Services

Date: Jul 23, 2020

Location: Winston Salem, NC, US

Company: British American Tobacco

Job Number: 27031

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; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc.. 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.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • 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.

  • Negotiate terms, pricing, and metrics.

  • Execute client-initiated purchase orders according to guidelines.

  • 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

Education and Experience:

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

  • Associate Degree in Business, Manufacturing Technology 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

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

  • Broad understanding of procurement categories and/or commodities

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 TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.

California Privacy Notice at https://raisc.sharefile.com/d-sfa52ad4e1ab4a57a

Nearest Major Market: Salem

Nearest Secondary Market: Winston

Job Segment: Industrial, Procurement, Engineer, ERP, Manufacturing, Operations, Engineering, Technology