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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Sr Buyer-Professional Services/Marketing Services, Indirect in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sr Buyer-Professional Services/Marketing Services, Indirect

Date: Apr 30, 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!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A Sr Buyer-Professional Services/Marketing Services, Indirect


FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC USA


This role is part of Procurement

The role is responsible for This position is responsible for the end-to-end Procurement process within the assigned area of responsibility,

which includes buying responsibility for goods and services up to $300k. This may include the sourcing and

management of a vast array of categories and commodities for one or more of the RAI operating companies.

RJRT performs procurement under a service agreement for all RAI affiliate companies.

Reports to: Senior Manager Procurement

Reporting Level: N/A

Geographic Scope: DRBU


  • Lead procurement cross-functional teams by coordinating all business activities to achieve purchasedecisions which deliver the highest quality, reliability, and value to meet RJRT requirements.

  • Develop, advocate and implement sourcing and negotiation strategies for key spend areas to achieve shortand long-term savings targets.

  • Develop and maintain category profiles (demand & supply profile, SWOT, key stakeholders list, cost model,etc.).

  • Benchmark category performance against external data and best practices

  • Maintain metrics for process improvement, supplier management and management reporting.

  • Implement performance guarantee contracts to minimize RJRT risk and increase supplier accountability fornon-performance.

  • Lead process improvements initiatives that support the Supply Chain Management (SCM) vision.

  • Develop, manage and maintain strategic supplier relationships which provide a competitive advantage.


  • Do you have recent experience in any/all of these systems: SAP, Coupa, iCertis?

  • Do you have Indirect Procurement experience (indirect materials and/or services)? Have you worked directly in a marketing environment or have you supported marketing from a procurement or project management perspective?

  • Do you have experience negotiating contracts/pricing agreements?


  • Minimum 6+ years relevant experience or equivalent education and experience

  • Experience in project management and leading cross-functional teams

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to manage projects

  • Demonstrated ability to build effective teams, foster collaboration acrossteams, resolve conflict, provide direction, and give feedback

  • Ability to independently assess, define and solve complex supply chain andprocurement issues.

  • Broad understanding of procurement categories and/or commodities

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 10+ years of relevant work experienceOr Associate Degree in Business or related field and 8+ years relevant work experienceOr Bachelor’s Degree and 4+ years relevant work experience


  • Procurement experience, particularly Indirect Procurement experience (ex. Marketing services)

  • Experience with contract negotiation and pricing agreements

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

Job Number: 35080

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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