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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!

WE ARE LOOKING FOR A SR BUYER IT (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY)

ROLE PROFILE

FUNCTION: Operations

SUB FUNCTION:  Procurement

CITY & COUNTRY: Winston-Salem, NC, USA

ROLE SUMMARY

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

Sr. Manager, DBS

Number of Direct Reports

0

Core Relationships

Internal -Key stakeholders across all functions and levels, other procurement staff

External – Vendors / Suppliers

Geographic Scope 

Local – North Carolina, USA

Travel Required

Up to 10%

ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Develop and implement Agreements with suppliers to promote an environment of continuous improvement and innovation.
  • Ensure full cross-functional commitment to strategies through communication, education and evaluation of initiatives.
  • Analyse financial and market data, to build and maintain knowledge on all aspects of our external environment, to ensure that Procurement proactively manages the Indirects portfolio.
  • Collaborate with other BAT OpCo’s to support Regional & Global initiatives and ensure costs benchmark favourably
  • Collaborate with internal teams and stakeholders both, within Procurement and with the business areas to drive business initiatives and strategies to deliver on company goals.
  • Educate both internal and external stakeholders on local and global policies and procedures.
  • Manage the company’s supply portfolio ensuring transparency of spending and saving opportunities.
  • Develop category plan related to Indirect categories that are country specific and the associated achievement of cost savings.
  • Ability to demonstrate innovative solutions to complicated purchasing initiatives, in a fast moving and demanding environment.
  • Develop, advocate, and implement sourcing and negotiation strategies for key spend areas to achieve short and long-term savings targets.
  • Implement performance guarantee contracts to minimize risk and increase supplier accountability for non-performance.
  • Participate in further improvement, optimization and implementation of changes as required for process improvements.
  • In-depth knowledge of the market/competition and an ability to gather and use relevant internal and external information to make commercial decisions (SWOT, demand/supply, supplier relationship types, H-ESG).
  • Conduct periodic Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) performance reviews with key suppliers to drive performance and commercial benefits for the business.  
  • Identify projects and initiatives to increase efficiencies and drive resolution of detailed plans for assigned planning area of responsibility, necessary to achieve customer delivery commitments and to maintain inventory targets, where applicable.

EXPERIENCE, SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE

Experience Required

  • High level of commercial awareness.
  • Understanding of legal issues and contractual principles to effectively formulate contracts and Agreements.
  • Proficient in the management of multi-functional teams and high level of project management skills.
  • Strong project management, analytical, problem-solving and leadership skills.
  • Ability to negotiate and sustain networking relationships.
  • Ability to make sound and timely decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Strong project and time management.
  • Driven, energetic, flexible, and adaptable to change.
  • Strong sense of ethics and ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to mange internal clients through the ability to influence for the betterment of the company.
  • High level interpersonal skills.

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • High School Diploma or equivalent and 10+ years of relevant work experience, or Associates with 8+ years of experience, or Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Engineering or related field and 4+ years relevant work experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft office suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Power BI)
  • Proficiency in Contract Lifecycle Management (iCertis)
  • Competent of eRFX applications (Coupa)

BENEFICIAL

Solid experience with information and digital technology procurement supporting software, hardware, information security, network architecture, communications networks, and cloud services, etc.

Preferably, candidates that has experience working in a highly regulated environment.

WE ARE REYNOLDS AMERICAN—A member of the BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO GROUP

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
  • Reynolds American certified as Great Place to Work
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 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

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

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!

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truly like no other organisation

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A Better Tomorrow with us

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