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Reynolds American Sr Sourcing Manager Direct Materials (Packaging) in Winston Salem, North Carolina

Sr Sourcing Manager Direct Materials (Packaging)

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!



FUNCTION: Operations, Procurement

LOCATION: Winston Salem, NC


Reports to Sr Manager Procurement Packaging Materials

Number of Direct Reports N/A

Core Relationships Internal – Demand planning, product and SR&D, Quality

External – WMS Suppliers

Geographic Scope Local

Travel Required 10%


  • Responsible for the execution of Sourcing Process within the framework of the approved category strategy.

  • Validating sourcing plans with the appropriate above market Procurement teams (i.e Global Procurement), Product and SR&D team.

  • Coordinate supplier management and continuous improvement initiatives with suppliers collaborating closely with partners and business functions.

  • Perform spend analytics, cost / scenario analysis and total cost of ownership benchmarking.

  • Understanding of the processes, timelines and constraints for the development and delivery of new goods and services.

  • Ensure contracts are completed for all in-scope supply agreements.

  • Developing and maintaining strong contingency plans to ensure security of supply for materials in scope (ongoing risk assessment and plans tracking) in collaboration with relevant RAI’s functional teams, as well as with Global Procurement team.

  • Be an advocate for compliance to Group Procurement standards, policies and platforms at all times.

  • Liaise with the appropriate business unit functions in the qualification and onboarding of new suppliers.

  • Support OTIF (On Time In Full) implementation of all New Product Introductions (NPI), through collaboration with NPI team and other involved functions (ie Product, Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality, etc.)


  • Are you ready for look for value beyond savings?

  • In current environment have you been able to look for ways to mitigate inflation pulling alternative value leavers?


  • Within 3 to 4 years general business experience within Procurement

  • Proficient user of Excel, Word and Power Point.

  • Strong financial and analytical skills linked with Project Management

  • Critical thinking, recognizing which insights drive business value and how best to impactfully communicate these with technical and non-technical audiences.

  • Validated capability of applying supplier management techniques to deliver contributed benefits in addition to contracted benefits.

  • Strong influencing skills and pro-active, sophisticated partner management.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Supply Chain, Business, Engineering.


  • Experience with SAP.


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.