Publication date: 12 Jan 2018

Indirect Services Buyer EMEA

International Paper Polska


Categories: Procurement, Sales

Level of English: C1-C2

Position level: Specialist

International Paper’s Global Business Services Center in Kraków (IPGBSC) is an established and expanding entity, delivering a variety of advanced, value-added services within the world’s most respected packaging and paper company. We co-operate with International Paper offices and manufacturing sites all over the world - North and Latin America, the EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia) and Asia. International Paper GBSC is a great place to work and grow for employees educated and specialized in various fields. Discover our infinite possibilities! International Paper GBSC is currently seeking exceptional candidates to join the team as:

Indirect Services Buyer EMEA
Location – Krakow


This role is part of the Global Sourcing organization dedicated to support all EMEA businesses IP European Paper, IP Russia and EMEA Packaging, through leveraging the volumes of particular Category (i.e. Logistics – Transportation & Warehousing, Raw Materials, Corporate Services, MRO - Maintenance, Repair and Operations products, Manufacturing Services) and sourcing, negotiation and implementation of cost effective procurement contracts.

Annual cost savings and negotiated TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) values are two key criteria for success.

We Offer

We provide an advanced and open working environment with excellent opportunities for personal development. 

Position in Global Sourcing is giving unique opportunities of interactions with both external suppliers and internal IP stakeholders.

Changing environment and variety of projects is guaranteeing constant challenges and multiple, diverse development opportunities. It is strengthening analytical skills, strategic thinking as well as interpersonal skills.

  • You will have an opportunity to take a part in Regional (EMEA) and Global projects related to IP facilities operations and possibility to develop technical knowledge about operational aspects of paper mills and box plants
  • Your voice matters – you will represent EMEA region and influence consequential decisions
  • “Do it your way” attitude – we offer flexibility and openness for your creativity
  • You will help save the environment by incorporating sustainability in your everyday work

You will

  • Manage relationship with existing suppliers and seek for new opportunities
  • Search for continuous process and cost improvements in dedicated purchasing category
  • Serve as liaison between the mill/plant and suppliers
  • Negotiate and cooperate with suppliers to ensure on-time and effective performance in accordance with IP EMEA facilities’ requirements
  • Analyze spend data, underlying market drivers to build up long-term sourcing strategy
  • Support contracts’ implementations at IP facilities
  • Ensure contracts related data entry and compliance
  • Support change management and stakeholder’s engagement
  • Manage all Category related activities; these include, but not limited to:

- Go to market strategy development, that meets stakeholder requirements

- RFI/RFP preparation and associated analysis

- Negotiation strategy building up and execution

- Award of business and contract implementation

- On-going supplier relationship management ensuring contract effectiveness for IP’s facilities (Price, Quality, and Service Levels)

- Price and terms audits

You have

  • Bachelor’s degree in Logistics, Engineering, Supply Chain Management, Industrial Management, Accounting, Finance or Economics - preferred
  • 2+ years of experience in sourcing new suppliers, negotiating terms and conditions, preparing contracts, maintaining relationship with suppliers
  • Analytical skills - a must, as well as negotiation skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English – essential
  • Ability to communicate in French, Italian, Spanish, Polish or Russian - would be a plus
  • Experience in pulp & paper industry or related area would be an advantage
  • Experience with SAP MM, BW or similar ERP system and MS Office tools
  • Travel requirement up to 30%


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