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Reynolds American Inc. (RAI) Sr Manager Procurement - Direct Material in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sr Manager Procurement - Direct Material

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 Manager Procurement – Direct Materials


FUNCTION: Operations

LOCATION: Winston-Salem, NC


This role is part of Procurement – Direct Materials

The role is responsible for This position reports to the Director of Strategic Sourcing – Direct Materials for R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company (RJRTC) and is accountable for the end-to-end Procurement process within the assigned areas of responsibility. This Sr Manager position will develop sourcing strategies, champion key strategic sourcing events, and lead a team of Buyers to manage the Procurement sourcing, savings, supply risk mitigation, supplier management, and supplier relationship activities supporting a vast array of categories and commodities for multiple RAI operating companies and the global procurement function within BAT.

Reports to: Director of Strategic Sourcing – Direct Materials

Reporting Level: 3

Geographic Scope: United States


  • Manages team of Procurement personnel to facilitate the acquisition of materials and services in support of the sourcing requirements from various functional areas across the Operating Companies.

  • Evaluates staff requirements and plans/prepares for needs related to personnel development, training, attrition, succession planning, etc.

  • Provides leadership and direction to Procurement personnel responsible for the acquisition of materials and services in support of the sourcing requirements from various functional areas within the Operating Companies.

  • Conducts business process analysis and documentation, internal and external benchmarking efforts, the development and implementation of decision support processes and systems, and the evaluation of tools and applications to enhance the overall effectiveness of the Procurement organization.

  • Develops and implements metrics designed to measure organizational and supply base performance, as well as the development of effective tracking and reporting against these metrics.

  • Acts as a liaison with client departments to develop strategies which support their sourcing requirements while maintaining the overall best interests of the Company.

  • Ensures compliance with policies and procedures that are applicable to Procurement operations.

  • Responsible for the leadership, coaching and development of personnel with focus on obtaining individual, departmental, and Company performance goals.

  • Maintain appropriate supply base and conducts periodic performance reviews with major suppliers


  • Can you lead, mentor, coach, guide and push?

  • Do you have Direct Materials experience?


  • Minimum 12 years relevant experience or equivalent education and experience

  • Experience in project management

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the ability to set strategy and direction

  • Possess core procurement skills in negotiating, contracting, supplier management, spend & data analytics, and supplier relationship management

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, verbal, and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated project management, time management, and team collaboration skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field and 7+ years of relevant work experience

  • CPSM (Certified Professional in Supply Management) preferred


  • Experience in FDA or Regulatory

  • Sustainability background

Job Number: 40626

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 [[custContractualLE]].

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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