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Reynolds American Sourcing Manager (Facilities & Utilities) in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sourcing Manager (Facilities & Utilities)

Reynolds American is evolving at a pace 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 the change!


GRADE: Experienced Non-Management Level

FUNCTION: Operations

CITY & COUNTRY: Winston-Salem, NC, USA


What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?

To manage the strategic sourcing of materials and services for British American Tobacco / Reynolds American through the development of innovative and sustainable sourcing strategies to deliver a significant competitive advantage for the company.


Reports to

Sourcing Manager (Sr. Buyer) – Facilities and Utilities

Number of Direct Reports


Core Relationships

Internal –Key partners across all functions and levels, and procurement staff

External – Vendors/Suppliers

Geographic Scope

Local – North Carolina USA

Travel Required

Up to 10%


  • Actively collaborate with client groups to define and communicate material or service specifications and requirements.

  • Plan, handle and coordinate category sourcing projects to ensure the desired business results are achieved based on best total value (quality, delivery, savings, etc.).

  • Analyse quotations for accuracy, completion, contract compliance and make sourcing recommendations.

  • Lead day-to-day supplier interfaces including contract negotiation, pricing, Purchase Orders, discrepancies, project completion, metrics, etc.

  • Communicate with internal clients, suppliers, and other Procurement staff to ensure the timely delivery of required materials or services.

  • Support strategic planning and the Procurement process for assigned materials and services while exercising good business and analytical skills.

  • Develop, lead, and maintain supplier relationships which provides a competitive advantage.

  • Using third party resources, handle 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.

  • Build and maintain strong relationships with all partners.

  • Lead special projects and/or assignments as required, using approved guidelines.

  • Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) – Conduct periodic SRM performance reviews with key suppliers to drive performance and commercial benefits for the business.


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

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Strong project and time management

  • Strong functional knowledge of computers and information systems

  • Driven, upbeat, flexible, and adaptable to change

  • Must be able to understand, review, negotiate, and maintain various agreement types

  • Strong sense of ethics and ability to maintain confidentiality

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 6+ years of relevant work experience, or Associates with 4+ years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering or related field and 2+ years relevant work experience preferred

  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PowerBI, etc.)

  • Proficiency in a Contract Lifecycle Management application (iCertis)


  • Experience with SAP ERP, Coupa, and iCertis.

  • Facilities / Utilities Management or engineering background


At Reynolds American, we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at REYNOLDS AMERICAN.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 British American Tobacco employees across more than 180 markets

  • Great Place to Work Certified

  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries

  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in four strategic locations

  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner

  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies


Have you been on a career break for 18 months or longer? Are you ready to return to your career? If your answers to these questions is yes, we would love to hear from you. Regardless of why you took a break, we value you for all the skills you can bring to the workforce. Reignite your career, work flexibly, be part of a dynamic team and upskill yourself with on-the-job training and development support.

Collaboration, diversity and teamwork underpin everything we do here at Reynolds American. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!


Benefit Information

The following is a general summary of the competitive compensation and benefit plans we offer:

  • 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

  • Company contributes an additional three percent to 401(k) whether employee participates or not

  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package (including medical, dental, vision, and prescription drugs)

  • Health Savings Account start-up contribution for employees who elect the high deductible health plan

  • Flexible spending accounts for both Health Care and Dependent Care allowing employee to use pre-tax dollars to pay for qualified expenses during the calendar year

  • Employee assistance program offering 8 free counselling sessions, per issue, each calendar year for employees and their dependents

  • Company paid life insurance of 1x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Company paid accidental death or dismemberment insurance of 2x annual base pay ($50,000 minimum)

  • Voluntary insurances offered at group rates: employee and dependent life insurance, AD&D insurance, critical illness, accident coverage, disability buy-up, and auto & home insurance

  • Tuition reimbursement and student loan support

  • Dependent Scholarship Programs

  • Free confidential personal financial counselling service

  • On-site health centers and 24/7 fitness centers at certain company locations

  • A charitable giving matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice

  • Health-care concierge service

  • Volunteer service opportunities

  • Extensive training opportunities

  • Company vehicle for eligible employees

  • Mobile phone allowance for eligible employees

  • Paid Leave:

  • Sick and Personal Time (exempt employees may be excused with pay for brief absences; non-exempt employees receive up to 6 days)

  • Vacation (levels Below Senior Director receive 15 days (pro-rated during first year of service); Senior Director and Officers receive 25 days (pro-rated during first year of service)).

  • Holidays (Nine company recognized and two annual personal holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion)

  • Paid Parental Leave + temporary reduced work schedule opportunity

  • Funeral Leave

  • Short-Term Disability Leave

  • Long-Term Disability Leave

  • Jury Duty Leave

  • Military Leave

  • Released Time for Children’s Education

  • Community Outreach Leave

  • Other paid leave benefits, as required by state or local law

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility, and creativity for motivated employees who want to grow their careers. We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences, and talents to improve the company's potential for optimally achieving its business objectives!

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 age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Only applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us directly via email at TalentAcquisition@RJRT.com.