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Swedish Match North America LLC Sr. Buyer POS/Premium/Promotion in Richmond, Virginia

PLEASE APPLY AT WWW.SWEDISHMATCHJOBS.COMMAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES AND ACCOUNTABILITIES1. Develops subject matter expertise in the commodity area for which responsible.2. Maintains knowledge of current suppliers and continually researches options for alternative suppliers for commodity areas.3. Sets purchasing objectives and ensures understanding of approved objectives by those involved in the commodity area procurement process.4. Employs state of the art sourcing tools and applies necessary negotiation skills in locating and selecting qualified suppliers.5. Ensures adherence to competitive bidding guidelines to ensure obtaining the most cost-efficient product.6. Manages projects to initiate and accomplish strategies and cost improvements for the commodities.7. Assists with development of annual budgets as required by commodities for which responsible.8. Facilitates Supplier Relationship Management through the supplier selection and supplier evaluation processes, utilizing global standards and local ISO requirements.9. Monitors commodity areas and suppliers to ensure quality is maintained or improved for all areas of responsibility.10. Establishes and maintains records of currently approved and potential suppliers.11. Supervises and manages assistant as required.12. Establishes and maintains data that clearly describes the specified requirements for purchased product, which includes but is not limited to agreements with suppliers that require notification of product and process changes. Researches and remains up-to date on all OSHA, FDA, and other regulatory agencies and supplies and ensures compliance.13. Participates in local and global initiatives and supports all divisions of Swedish Match North America as necessary. (Interfaces with Marketing and Trade14. Marketing Groups on programs and initiatives, translates knowledge of business objectives into effective execution of POS Procurement.)15. Collaborates closely with all departments, especially Marketing and Trade Marketing, to ensure best practices are developed / maintained, synergies and volume discounts are maximized.16. Fulfills other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Sr. Purchasing Manager.EDUCATION: College degree with concentration in Business, Economics, Accounting, Printing, Graphics, Graphics Design, Procurement/Supply Chain, or other relevant field is required.EXPERIENCE: Five to seven years of experience in Print and Promotion Management / Procurement with responsibility for items representing a significant portion of total operating costs.SKILLS: Demonstrate above average ability to negotiate with vendors. Strong analytical skills, negotiating, project management, graphics/printing, communications is required. Proficient in Computer Skills, preferably in the Microsoft Office programs. Excellent communication and relationship building skills. Must be able to make recommendations to management and execute directives.SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE: Should be thoroughly familiar with our finished goods products and the specifications of the items and methods necessary to produce them, with a focus on Print and Promotional / Point of Sale items. Must be well versed in the Company's procurement policies and procedures.TRAVEL: Up to 20%BENEFITS: Swedish Match offers highly competitive salaries, flexible benefits program, medical, dental and vision, bonding leave, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, 401(k), paid vacation, 11 paid holidays and more!Swedish Match was named on the list of "Top Work Places" in Richmond for 2015-2019 as published by the Richmond Times Dispatch.An Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DISABILITY/VET